Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach

Reef Island Must See
A sandy beach, palm trees, and a man-made reef just off shore make Peanut Island Park a worthy attraction--but it's the 1960s bomb shelter supposedly built for President John F. Kennedy that remains the island's real draw for out-of-towners. Check out the bunker before choosing some of the other numerous activities available here. Take to the 2 km (1.25 mi) walking path that rings the island, and detour out on the reef boardwalk, which extends 85 m (280 ft) over the water and provides a chance to see manatees. If you have your snorkeling gear, swim around the artificial reef in the lagoon to spot angelfish, damselfish, parrotfish, and crabs. At the maritime hammock on the island's west side, watch for osprey, brown pelicans, and white ibis. The island has numerous first-come, first-served picnic facilities--some with grills--so bring your lunch if you want. Plan to visit Peanut Island Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Riviera Beach attractions using our Riviera Beach trip planner .
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  • It's a small island, you're taken by boat for $12 per person, you have to take everything because there they don't sell anything, there are kiosks and grills to do BBQ, there are not many so if it's your plan you have to go on the first boat that goes out. The water is very nice, transparent and calm, there are many fish, but there are also jelly fish. The island has for all tastes those who want to be quiet without noise and those who get close to the boats and well you listen to the music that they put. Overall I found it a good walk to do something different, I would definitely repeat it.
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  • Lovely place to snorkell and wander around. We got thye water taxi over and had a lovely morning there.  more »

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