- It has terrific snorkeling.
- It offers a fascinating historic site — the bomb shelter used by President John F. Kennedy.
- It has 20 campsites for tents.
As a bonus, if you’re a kayaker, it makes a fun destination while you avoid the expense of the water taxi.
Peanut Island is a man-made island in the middle of the Port of Palm Beach, created in 1918 when the Lake Worth Inlet was dredged. (Its only connection to peanuts, it turns out, was a never-implemented proposal to make it a shipping point for peanut oil.)
It’s an 80-acre county park with guarded swimming, picnic shelters, 20 camp sites and a 1.25 mile paved walking path around the perimeter. It’s a magnet for power boaters, who moor around its perimeter and party in the shallow, sandy-bottom water that extends out into the Intracoastal. (There’s even a pizza boat you can reach only by water.)
Surrounded by boats playing music and located in the middle of a populated area, it’s not much of a natural experience — except for what you see underwater.READ MORE