Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach

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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  • Great place to stop on boats. We beached the jet ski here to relax and have lunch. Its a very serene area and not crowded at all. Cant wait to go back and explore more of it.  more »
  • The water taxi is about 5 minutes. The path around the island is a nice walk. There are restrooms and covered areas to eat lunch. Couldn't believe all the schools of fish around the rocks right next t...  more »
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  • Location is beautiful with crystal clear waters. Clean beaches and quiet without the distraction of the city. It feels like your own private island.
  • Cool spot , great for weekdays. Weekends here are loud and crowded. It seems there are always 10-20 boats out here playing SPL drag race on the weekends. Pretty annoying.
  • This place is great, open 10-5. We went for the day, took water taxi,snorkel, had picnic, floated around in floats! Will be going again!
  • Had a good time with coconut water and milk here ;)
  • The Island is a family sanctuary featuring great snorkeling, pathways, overnight camping and swimming. Best ways to get over are via water taxi stops from nearby Sailfish Marina or Riviera Beach Marina - or anchor your boat right along the shoreline. Take a tour of the John F. Kennedy Bunker, a historical reminder of the Cold War of the 60s.

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