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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  • (November 2017) My 13 year old daughter and I visited Peanut Island as a last minute activity but we were extremely glad we made the trip out! We rented a double kayak from a place along the marina an...  more »
  • Is a nice white sand beach , easy to access is to bad you have to much powers boats with loaded with speakers and noise stupid music ! You can relax there & picnic if you come in the week days 2nd Pro...  more »
  • 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 »

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