Places to go, Things to see while Paddle Boarding

Paddle board to Peanut Island Natural Areas, Beach and Camping.

Park Visiting Hours Sunrise – Sunset 7 days a week Camping is Reserved and limited to designated areas only and swimming area’s hours (designated areas) hours are different. Please see the facility's website: Peanut Island Website Link Swimming area has swim guards on duty 7 days a week from 9:15 am - 4:45 pm, from Memorial Day until Palm Beach County public schools begin in August.

Palm Beach County's only island park has twenty (20) tropically landscaped, Campsites are include a tent pad, grill and picnic table. Reservations required. The facility also features restrooms with hot indoor showers, a picnic pavilion, and a large fire ring.

(561) 845-4445 or toll free (866) 383-5730.

Camping is by permit only (reservations are required) Reservations are accepted up to 90 days in advance

Overnight Camping Fee

$28.00 ($31.36 w/tax) per single campsite per night

$56.00 ($62.72 w/tax) per expanded campsite per night

Check-in: after 1:00 pm

Check-out: before 11:00 am

three (3) night stay (you are limited to one (1) three (3) night stay every two (2) months)

Cancellation: Reservations prior to June 21 are subject to 24 hour notice or a cancellation fee of 1 night will be charged. Reservations after June 21 are subject to 1 weeks’ notice or a cancellation fee of 1 night will be charged.


Summer hours Peanut Island swimming area’s swim guards are on duty seven days a week, 9:15 am - 4:45 pm. (Memorial day to School opening in August) After school starts, the swimming areas at Peanut Island are guarded ONLY on weekends 9:15 am - 4:45 pm.

Peanut Island – Habitat

On Peanut Island walking paths you can see the Shallow-Water Reef (1.3 acres-southeast) see lots of reef fish and manatees (in the winter)

Shallow-water Lagoons (3.0 acres-southeast and west) provide much needed sea-grass and fish habitats

3 acres of Mangroves (3.0 acres-west) provide essential fisheries, bird and wildlife habitat

Tidal Channels and Pond (1.5 acres-west) provide tidal flushing to the mangroves, while providing an opportunity for paddle boards and kayaks to cruise the interior channels.

Maritime Hammock (7.1 acres-surrounding FIND levee) is essential habitat (food/shelter) for breeding and migratory birds and wildlife.

Beach Dune/Coastal Strand (8.0/4.0 acres-FIND levee) provides shoreline stabilization while providing habitat for birds and wildlife.

Over 125,000 native plants have been installed on Peanut Island to create these habitats which provide a tropical paradise and unique opportunity for environmental education/recreation, while showcasing Florida's unique and threatened habitats.