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Address: Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Phone Number:
+1 561-845-4445

This unique eighty acre tropical park is situated in the Intracoastal...

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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Nothing but fun

We have been visiting the area for years but never made the trip to the island. Or loss! What a great place! The ferry ride from the Sailfish Marina was quick and easy. Then... read more

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Nancy L
New Egypt, New Jersey
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New Egypt, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been visiting the area for years but never made the trip to the island. Or loss! What a great place! The ferry ride from the Sailfish Marina was quick and easy. Then, at the island, there were paved walkways all over the island. There were multiple beaches, many of which had nice snorkeling spots. There were places to... More 

Thank Nancy L
Smithfield, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family left out of the Rivera Marina on the Mantee Queen to spend the day snorkeling. The boat leaves every 15 to 20 min 12 dollars per person. The boat ride was all of 10 min .The captain explained the history of the island on the way . We packed to spend several hours on the island bringing chairs... More 

2 Thank alicia c
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to visit! Can also camp with prior approval.... There are grills if you bring charcoal and food for picnic. Covered areas and nice swimming areas.

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our family FL trip. We traveled with my 2 year old toddler, my parents and my teen age brother. The day spent on peanut island is everyone's favorite. Snorkeling was absolutely gorgeous. One tip is to make sure that you bring your water shoes, the bottom is rocky, which is to be expected when snorkeling.... More 

Thank wwjwenjing
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy accessed by the water taxi from Sailfish marina, peanut island has some of the best snorkeling in the area. Lots of fish and calm water make for a wonderful experience for all ages.

Thank June K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw an amazing number of fish including parrotfish, cuttlefish, barracuda, angel fish, nudibranch... and the cove for snorkeling is great for beginners and kids. The current can be strong towards the rocks in front of the lifeguard chair so be careful on that side. Worth the trip and loved every second! Must go at high tide or there will not... More 

1 Thank Courtney W
Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for spring break this year. It's a great little place and you can go snorkeling for free. Just grab your gear and come on. The ferry ride over is very nice. It's a cute little island and it has great beaches and wonderful snorkeling. I highly recommend it for anybody wanting to go into a cute little... More 

1 Thank Dinkswife
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us including a 3 and 5 year old went to the island today. It starts with a short ferry ride. You need to take everything with you as although there was a very small shop it didn't appear to be open whilst we were there. There is a water lagoon and ypu can snorkel. There are many restrooms... More 

Thank foody12345376
Laurel, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A five minute boat ride get you here. Some families bring big coolers and grills and spend the day. This was once an active Coast Guard Station, and the first building you will see is the boathouse, now the welcome center. The big house is the old coast guard quarters, now the museum. We signed up for the tour, the... More 

Thank Patrick S
York, Maine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not comfortable taking kids to the beaches on Florida's east coast. Beaches drop off too steeply and the waves are too big for the littler ones. Peanut Island is the answer unless you want to drive 2 or 3 hours over to the west coast. The island is in the middle of the itracoastal waterway and protected from the... More 

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