Does the name Peanut Island in West Palm Beach, FL ring a bell?
Have you ever been to this heavenly palm-studded tropical paradise?
If you haven’t, then you are in for a discovery along with an amazing time.
Located nearby the Lake Worth Inlet, in the middle of the Port of Palm Beach, it is a one of a kind jewel of the Atlantic East Coast. This small island is known to be a preferred recreational site and a camp ground for many locals and tourists.
And, here is why…
The island was created in 1918 as a result of material excavated during the Inlet construction. Its name comes from a peanut oil production plant which its primary function was to serve as a shipping terminal.
However, the enterprise wasn’t as successful as the State had planned………..
Today, Peanut Island is as a historic man-made 80 acre tropical park with amenities, and one of the most desirable recreational sites in all of Palm Beach County.
Formerly a Coast Guard Facility and a secret shelter bunker for John F. Kennedy during the Cold War, now it is the Palm Beach Maritime Museum. Located on the southern side of the island, it is open for visitors.
Visitors can take a tour of the bunker and the museum for less than $15 per person. The park features beautiful sandy beaches with designated swimming and picnic areas available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For larger groups or in the event of a big celebration, there are spacious pavilions available for an advanced booking. The park has a boat dock and boat slips to provide exceptional boating and fishing experiences.
Also, Peanut Island has its own snorkeling lagoon and several artificial reefs which are easily accessible from the island or on a jet ski. In addition, there is a 1.25-mile scenic paved walking path that winds around the perimeter of the island and provides a stunning intracoastal view.
The northern and western sides of the island are the most popular anchoring docks to steer boats.
The beach also offers general public facilities such as showers, bathrooms, and water fountains.
However, be prepared to bring your own food and drinks to the island since there is no catering available.
There are some local vendors who come around every now and then, yet you should not completely rely on them.
Alcohol is permitted in the designated areas of the island. There are a total of 20 sites with tables, benches, and grills to throw a fantastic BBQ party for friends and family.
So, if you are in for an adventure and water sports, or simply want a spend a day under the sun, come well prepared for good times on Peanut Island. You will not be disappointed!
Palm Beach Segway Tours is now offering tours on Singer Island, FL. The 1 hour segway tour is the perfect balance between fun and adventure while on vacation or simply to enjoy a fun thing to do on Singer Island, FL.
Our expertly trained segway tour guides will keep you entertained, laughing & safe along the way!
Tours fill up fast. Singer Island Segway Tour – Click Here to Book a Tour
Singer Island Tours will start behind the Seaspray Inn Beach Resort, 123 S. Ocean Ave. & Edwards Lane (just north of Marriott Ocean Pointe & next to Palm Beach Shores Community Center) It is a short walk from most Singer Island properties.