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Peanut Island Park

Riviera Beach, FL 33404
+1 561-845-4445
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Loved it

Who doesn't want to spend a day on an island? The beach where we stay always had big waves. If you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachael S
via mobile
Snorkel, fish and sun

Snorkeled, fished and sun bathed! tips. if you're riding the ferry check with sailfish marina... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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This unique eighty acre tropical park is situated in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Lake Worth Inlet in close proximity to Phil Foster Park, the City of Riviera Beach, and the Port of Palm Beach. The park is a favorite destination for boaters and provides numerous recreational opportunities for visitors. Fishing and snorkeling are popular activities in the beautiful clear waters that surround the island. Guarded and unguarded swimming beaches provide the perfect access for bathers of all ages to enjoy the sun and fun. For visitors looking for an overnight experience, a twenty-site Campground is available for tent campers by reservation only and reservations can be made by contacting the park office.. Local Attraction: Palm Beach Maritime Museum and John F. Kennedy Bunker. (Not operated by Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation) Water Taxi Services (independently owned and operated): Captain Joe's Peanut Island Ferry aboard the Seafare Palm Beach Water Taxi
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Riviera Beach, FL 33404
+1 561-845-4445
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who doesn't want to spend a day on an island? The beach where we stay always had big waves. If you go to the island it a blocked off by the marina so the water is calm. Has bathrooms and a place you can fill...More

3  Thank Rachael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Snorkeled, fished and sun bathed! tips. if you're riding the ferry check with sailfish marina and riveria beach for ferry times. the park rangers are very helpful if you call them. you cannot take bikes or booze on the park land. we brought our coolers,...More

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed October 18, 2017

I went to Peanut Island because I knew that was where the Kennedy bunker was and after I heard it was (sadly) closing as no one will fund it to keep it up (the state), I wanted to see it. WHAT A SURPRSE! The big...More

1  Thank maldog2016
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Kennedy family should be embarrassed and run down disrepair not professional Embarrassment is an understatement Ethel Kennedy was supposedly in palm beach this weekend some one should tell her Best part was the boat ride to the bunker ride over plus the tour more than...More

Thank U9216KWstephenl
Reviewed October 18, 2017

We had a perfect day to visit Peanut Island Park. After a short boat shuttle, we were on the island, where we had about a ten minute scenic walk on a brick paved trail to the Coast Guard Boathouse. Along the way, we passed picnic...More

Thank facj611
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Riviera Beach marina is much improved and the water taxi is no longer run by Capn. Joe . There is a new company running the taxi service - really nice guys, full of great advice and very cheerful. They drop and collect every 15 minutes...More

Thank spires
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

It's a nice little boat ride to get there and back. A lagoon for safe swimming for little ones. Beautiful location. JFK' bomb shelter is there. I've Walden around the entire island in 90 minutes. A breezy day is recommended if it's a hot ,...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed September 28, 2017

A beautiful place to enjoy a day or more when camping. We love taking the water taxi to this island to have a picnic, snorkeling, watching the ships, walking, relaxing, etc. We always bring a picnic lunch and just enjoy the beauty of the water...More

1  Thank HurricaneEmpress
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Went to P.I. to hit the beach for the day. While there we went for a walk around the island. Perfect place for a day of relaxation and communing with nature.

2  Thank Peachyinatlanta
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

So happy we found this gem and all its history. John F. Kennedy used it as his hunker safe place when visiting his home in Florida. So Sad big corporations are trying to take it over. The tour guide was lovely and a volunteer. PLEASE...More

1  Thank Michelle S
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Derrick R
September 23, 2017|
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Response from Jessica H | Reviewed this property |
no, you can take your own snorkeling gear if you want!
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
We chose to swim by the snorkeling area. The actual swim area was not too appealing to us. I do not know if the area is closed or not, however, there are plenty of places to swim in the water. With that being said, the... More
Jenny H
August 14, 2017|
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Response from daylilly50 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you call the ranger station. They are very responsive