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. 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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  • Who doesn't want to spend a day on an island? The beach where we stay always had big waves. If you go to the island it a blocked off by the marina so the water is calm. Has bathrooms and a place you c...  more »
  • Snorkeled, fished and sun bathed! tips. if you're riding the ferry check with sailfish marina and riveria beach for ferry times. the park rangers are very helpful if you call them. you cannot take bik...  more »
  • I went to Peanut Island because I knew that was where the Kennedy bunker was and after I heard it was (sadly) closing as no one will fund it to keep it up (the state), I wanted to see it. WHAT A SURPR...  more »

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