Peanut Island Park
Peanut Island Park
4.5
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This 80-acre tropical park is a favorite among boaters and those looking for a range of recreational activities. You can kayak, fish and snorkel in the clear waters of the surrounding Lake Worth Lagoon or simply enjoy a lazy beach day and picnic on one of the island’s guarded and unguarded swimming spots. If you’re looking to stay overnight, the park has 17 campsites, but make your reservation well in advance as they’re very popular. While admission is free, you’ll have to pay for the water taxi from Palm Beach to reach the island. – Tripadvisor
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  • Cassie
    Wheeling, West Virginia84 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun but crowded
    We kayaked over to Peanut Island. I wouldn't recommend kayaking there if you are not experienced in kayaking. There is a lot of motor boats, jet skis, etc to share the water way with. The island was crazy busy but beautiful. We got lots of snorkeling in, seen lots of marine life, took a stroll, and laid out on the sand. Despite it being busy I recommend going.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • SuzeeQL
    Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey833 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Preferably peanut
    Bring plenty of sunscreen, food and water. The island has nothing but palm trees, sand, surf, birds and green lizards. Boats come in selling pizza and ice-cream. No chair or umbrella service. Snorkeling is good around the rocks and docks. Bring gear or rent before coming. Also you have to pay for a charter ferry or water taxi. The warm clear water was calm and inviting.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2023
  • midiala l
    Miami, Florida83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great beach time
    fantastic beach day. Snorkling is astronomical. Take your own food and beach gear. No restaurants or accomadation in the island. You can go on your boat or pay a boat ride over to the island from rivera beach.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 23, 2023
  • woodsdweller
    Scarborough, Maine151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun day!
    Everything about getting to Peanut island is easy. Put it in your GPS, park where the signs tell you to park, which is a bit of a downhill walk, but you can drive down to the dock to drop off family and “stuff” first. At the dock you buy your water taxi tickets ($18) and snorkel gear if you want ($20), no fins though. The taxis run frequently so after a short wait, if any, you and your chairs and umbrellas and whatever else are on a short jaunt to the island. The boat lands on the snorkel side, near the rocks. It can be a bit windy on that side but it seemed less windy as you went further toward the rocks. You can also walk around to the leeward side where the private boats land. I’m not sure if the beach is as good there. Peanut Island is a beautiful park with a one mile walking path all around it. Important - if you want to snorkel, and the fish around the rocks are beautiful, go during high tide. The snorkeling is best then. More hints. You should visit the Manatee Park first, which is just on the other side of the big bridge at the FPL power station. The park closes at 4 PM. As far as Peanut Island, the last boat leaves at 5PM and you must be on it or pay a $100 fine. There are bathrooms, but nothing else, so bring your own water, picnic, snacks. Have fun!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 14, 2024
  • nowpacking
    Dallas, Texas3,231 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peanut Island
    Took the 10am shuttle to the island. It gets kind of expensive if you have a large group. The water was clear and shallow near the main beach but be careful near the rocks because they will cut you. Also had one of the kids have an allergic reaction to some exposure to Man of Wars that were washing up on the beach which resulted in a trip to Urgent Care. Warn your kids not to touch them because we saw a boy try to touch one on the beach. Beautiful views and swimming but it gets really hot in the sun and there is very limited shade available. Plan well for drinks, food, sunscreen and even umbrellas and chairs or towels if you plan to stay awhile. Nice path to walk around the island.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 18, 2024
  • SFlurry
    Saint Leonard, Maryland351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seems crazy busy but lots of room to carve out your own space!
    Water is crystal clear and not wavy. Lots of rock breakers which are great for snorkeling! Many many fish and shells. Bring your snorkel gear and a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day! Boat was $20pp and it's $5 more to bring your wagon.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2024
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Brenda Reynoso
Astoria, NY21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What an incredibly beautiful island! The water is the bluest blue, the atmosphere is cool, there are boats, jet skis, and a cheap ferry to get there! Just make sure to cover up because the sun is strong.
Written April 30, 2024
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brockkm
Houston, TX106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Peanut Island makes for a great day trip when staying in or around West Palm Beach. Using the marina parking and shuttle over is super easy and reasonably priced.

The island itself is quite pretty, with a handful of shaded picnic tables, bathrooms, and great snorkeling. Our family of 5 really enjoyed the calmer water near the pier, while also venturing out to the rocky area to look at the iguanas and watch the huge ships pass by.
Written March 21, 2024
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SFlurry
Saint Leonard, MD351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Water is crystal clear and not wavy. Lots of rock breakers which are great for snorkeling! Many many fish and shells. Bring your snorkel gear and a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day! Boat was $20pp and it's $5 more to bring your wagon.
Written March 20, 2024
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nowpacking
Dallas, TX3,231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Took the 10am shuttle to the island. It gets kind of expensive if you have a large group. The water was clear and shallow near the main beach but be careful near the rocks because they will cut you. Also had one of the kids have an allergic reaction to some exposure to Man of Wars that were washing up on the beach which resulted in a trip to Urgent Care. Warn your kids not to touch them because we saw a boy try to touch one on the beach.
Beautiful views and swimming but it gets really hot in the sun and there is very limited shade available. Plan well for drinks, food, sunscreen and even umbrellas and chairs or towels if you plan to stay awhile. Nice path to walk around the island.
Written March 18, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

woodsdweller
Scarborough, ME151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Everything about getting to Peanut island is easy. Put it in your GPS, park where the signs tell you to park, which is a bit of a downhill walk, but you can drive down to the dock to drop off family and “stuff” first.

At the dock you buy your water taxi tickets ($18) and snorkel gear if you want ($20), no fins though. The taxis run frequently so after a short wait, if any, you and your chairs and umbrellas and whatever else are on a short jaunt to the island.

The boat lands on the snorkel side, near the rocks. It can be a bit windy on that side but it seemed less windy as you went further toward the rocks. You can also walk around to the leeward side where the private boats land. I’m not sure if the beach is as good there. Peanut Island is a beautiful park with a one mile walking path all around it.

Important - if you want to snorkel, and the fish around the rocks are beautiful, go during high tide. The snorkeling is best then.

More hints. You should visit the Manatee Park first, which is just on the other side of the big bridge at the FPL power station. The park closes at 4 PM. As far as Peanut Island, the last boat leaves at 5PM and you must be on it or pay a $100 fine.

There are bathrooms, but nothing else, so bring your own water, picnic, snacks.

Have fun!
Written March 14, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

midiala l
Miami, FL83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
fantastic beach day. Snorkling is astronomical. Take your own food and beach gear. No restaurants or accomadation in the island. You can go on your boat or pay a boat ride over to the island from rivera beach.
Written October 23, 2023
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mistletoe07
Savannah, GA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Beautiful and leisurely walk. Great way to spend a few hours enjoying scenery and warm breezes. Would be nice for a picnic next time we go!
Written October 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SuzeeQL
Egg Harbor Township, NJ833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Bring plenty of sunscreen, food and water. The island has nothing but palm trees, sand, surf, birds and green lizards. Boats come in selling pizza and ice-cream. No chair or umbrella service. Snorkeling is good around the rocks and docks. Bring gear or rent before coming. Also you have to pay for a charter ferry or water taxi. The warm clear water was calm and inviting.
Written August 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Fernanda Z
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Peanut Island is a beautiful island at West Palm Beach.
You need take a boat to arrive in the Island.
The water is so calm and clean and the sand is very white.
I loved to know Peanut Island.
Written August 10, 2023
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Cassie
Wheeling, WV84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We kayaked over to Peanut Island. I wouldn't recommend kayaking there if you are not experienced in kayaking. There is a lot of motor boats, jet skis, etc to share the water way with.

The island was crazy busy but beautiful. We got lots of snorkeling in, seen lots of marine life, took a stroll, and laid out on the sand.

Despite it being busy I recommend going.
Written August 4, 2023
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