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Phil Foster Park

900 E Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404-4654
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Good if you're already in South Florida

Wanted to try out snorkeling with new gear, was in Florida mid May, and was going to schedule a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony C
Disappointing Trip to Phil Foster

So this may be a great park to some, but it wasn't a great park for my family. We were looking for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracy S
Orlando, Florida, United States
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AMENITIES beach frontage, guarded saltwater fishing not permitted in guarded swimming area boating improvements boat docks boat launching ramps (4) Boat Trailer Parking Permit Required ($10 daily permit available on site) concession: dive boat charter rentals (kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling gear) SCUBA shop fishing (saltwater) fishing platforms (2) intracoastal waterway frontage(1000 feet) non-motorized vessel launching beach parking boat/trailer parking regular parking picnic area with grills, single table picnic shelters, family (4) pier (fishing) playground, including playground safety play structure(ages 2-5 years) play structure (ages 5-12 years) restroom facilities showers, outdoor snorkeling staging dock
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snorkel trail” (11 reviews)
“high tide” (22 reviews)
900 E Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404-4654
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to try out snorkeling with new gear, was in Florida mid May, and was going to schedule a snorkel outing in the Keys, and wanted to get comfortable with the gear, I was staying around the area, and the first time I went was...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So this may be a great park to some, but it wasn't a great park for my family. We were looking for some snorkeling in the area and this park had good reviews. Overall...this park is pretty disgusting. There was tons of trash and dead...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although you can only dive at High Tide (plus and minus about an hour), it is well-worth the scheduling difficulty. Lots of interesting and unusual critters, easy diving, and free! Definitely use a hired dive guide the first few times...they carry the mandatory dive flag...More

Thank tursiops41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must do dive if you are a diver or snorkeler and in the area. I did two there this past weekend and can't wait to go back!

1  Thank Frenzy43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is free to the public , nice beach place for kids and a picnic area. The water is clear at high tide very much to see

Thank 123johnross
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Should have realized that Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday) was going to be a gamble . . . My husband & I, both 60, with our jet ski, were looking forward to trying this boat launch area for the first time. Looks nice, and safe. We...More

Thank LeenaFleur
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My new wife has not been diving in over 10 years. I drove 8 hours from Charleston to visit this place in particular, it did not disappoint! We got there around 9:30am and got a parking spot right by the showers. Did not have to...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This park has a great swimming area with a life guard on duty. The water is crystal clear and the bridge provides nice shade from the heat. There is also a snorkel trail with structures about ten feet deep that has tons of fish and...More

Thank jbgator22
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

While this man made dive park is still relatively new it's becoming a spot to go to for divers. Just make sure to plan your dive for slack tide. Lots of parking. Showers and a guarded swim area as well. Check out growing reef structures...More

Thank Family-Adventures-R
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

You have to pay a Dee for entrance , but is with it. Many things to do. You can bring your own or rent a Kayak , walking , beach. Great shower s and bathrooms. Big and Long Beach. Very green and clean. Have a...More

Thank Ana V
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Is there an admission fee to enter Phil Foster Park??? Can we launch our own jet ski there and ski over to Peanut Island??? Please let me know if YOU know! Thanks Much!
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Family-Adventures-R | Reviewed this property |
The park is free. I believe there is a fee for parking if you have a trailer for a boats etc. To park just a car it's free. Not sure about the boat launch.
Can I overnight park with out a boat or trailer, I'm launching a kyak to camp at peanut island?
April 11, 2017|
Response from PKexperience | Reviewed this property |
No you can not.
I am concerned about afternoon parking availability for my snorkeling trip. High tide is around 1:30pm and I am coming all the way up from Miami and don't want to face a lack of parking as no alternative parking nearby seems available. Do you know how many parking spots are available and is there overflow parking nearby?
March 16, 2017|
Response from PKexperience | Reviewed this property |
I live across the street. There are more than 100. Worst comes to worst there is a Bank of America 100 yards away that everyone parks at and walks. Monday thru Friday no issues.