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Peanut Island Camping/Riviera Beach

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

First of all let me say that I absolutely loved camping at Peanut Island. I have been to the island many times but never camped out. The other day I was online searching for campgrounds and I was blown away when Peanut Island came up.

I got a huge spot!!

You just drive to the Riviera Beach Marina. The parking is free in the big lot by the ferry if you just go for the day but no overnight parking. Pay for the ferry roundtrip and off you go for a 10 minute ride to a very tropical island and you are dropped off on the dock and off you go.

Peanut Island is located at the mouth of the Lake Worth Inlet in Lake Worth Lagoon. The water was cool and refreshing and the snorkeling is just great. Saw so many gorgeous tropical fish. Of course I had my snorkel and mask but hadn't used them in awhile and I sprung leaks. It was one less thing to cart home.

And the whole time I was laughing to myself because I was thinking of that song we all grew up hearing:

Hello Muddah, hello Faddah

Here I am at Camp Grenada

Camp is very entertaining

And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining

Only it didn't rain. It was gorgeous and of course it was hot in the evening but there were hot showers, restrooms and I always bring my baby powder for after my shower. Once I do that I am good for the night. The shower picture below features a code for campers to use only.

The only way on the island is by boat. You just go to the Peanut Island Shuttle Boat and they give you a round trip. When you want to leave the island the ferry comes every half hour. Campers pay $25 round trip and must book reservations online because of all their camping stuff ( and go ahead of the line because you booked reservations after you booked the campsite.) Kids are half price. If you just go for a beach day then you pay $12 Round Trip and of course half for kids. It's a 10 minute ferry ride and they leave you on the dock. Just lay your blanket down, stick your umbrella in and have a nice day. Dogs allowed on leash. No alcohol on the island (unless you come by boat and drink it on the boat which seems easy).

So each campsite comes with a sand pad for your tent, a BBQ Grill, a picnic table and the spot is very big.

There is a water faucet which every 3 tents share. Camping restrooms were also open to the public so by 3:00 they were a mess. But by the time the last ferry leaves the dock at 5:00, the restrooms were cleaned and sanitized for us campers. Very nice. Also, they give you the shower code and these showers are not open to the public. Just for campers which was great.

Sunsets and Sunrises are amazing. I walked around the whole island. The park offers limited boat docking facilities on the east and west sides of the island. Boaters all pull up and anchor for the day.

There are BBQ Grills and Picnic Tables all along the shore. Free slips are available during the day on a first come first served basis. I don't believe boaters can dock overnight. I would call the Riviera Beach Marina. I parked my car at the Riviera Beach Marina (which is on the same property as the ferry). $20 for 2 nights in secured marina parking.

So, with everything (campsite, parking and ferry) for 2 nights it cost me a total of $96.00

View in front of my tent. There was a great sea breeze and the island so peaceful after the last ferry leaves at 5:00.

I followed the path around the whole island. Took me about an hour. Great path and nature areas all around the whole island.

I did an earlier post on Peanut Island for daytrippers here:


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