Peanut Island is an 80-acre tropical island is located directly inside Palm Beach Inlet. If you’re looking for some fun in the sun this Fourth of July, here are a few ways you can set a foot on this social little island.
If you have a boat, you have a few options. The boat docks on east and west sides of the island have free daily slips you can tie up to on a first-come first-serve basis. The other option is to follow the channel markers to the west side of the island and pull up on the beach. The beach around the island is the best choice for families as you’re further from boat traffic and there are restrooms and medics on the island. Dogs must be on a leash.
If you’re more into socializing, the sandbar on the north side of the island is where most locals meet up. Pull your boat up in an open spot (if you can find one), and make sure you know how to handle proper anchoring depending on current and tide. Be prepared to constantly adjust the boat throughout the day.
If you don’t have a boat, no worries! The Peanut Island Shuttle leaves Sailfish Marina every 20 minutes from 10am-3:30pm for the low cost of $12 per adult and $6 per child. This will take you directly to Peanut Island where you can roam the beach and set up in a nice spot for the family to relax.
Once you get there, here are some fun things to do on ‘The Nut’!