Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach

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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. Put Peanut Island Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Riviera Beach vacation route planner.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Loved it here. Quick water taxi ride across the bay. Pack your picnic basket as not too many food and drink options.  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    I can't wait to go back to Peanut Island. The snorkeling was great! We saw so many fish of different varieties. The water was so clean and clear. The only negative is there can be a strong current. Th...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    This is a terrific thing to do with the family as there are plenty of areas to snorkel. Bring your water shoes as it is very rocky in many areas. DO NOT RENT SNORKEL FROM water sports rental place (wh...  more »

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