Sandbars to Visit This Summer in the Palm Beaches

Gerald Lombardo
Posted by Gerald Lombardo
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The Palm Beaches have over 100 miles of waterways, and when you combine that with low-tide, what you get are sandbars. Sandbars are an oasis that attracts boaters from all around to form a fleeting community that drop anchor and dip their toes in the sand for a few hours of fun. Here are a few of the most popular sandbars in Palm Beach County.

Peanut Island

Now a scenic wooded island in the middle of the Lake Worth Lagoon, Peanut Island started life as a pile of sand from early 20th Century dredging projects. After 80 years, the Island has bloomed into a popular and beautiful picnic destination. North of the island, boaters will find one of the top sandbars in the area, with ample room for boats and people who want snorkel or walk around and relax.

Beer Can Island

Another man-made island, this spot gained the beer can name after many early partiers left their empties behind. Now a bird sanctuary, boaters still head to Beer Can Island for low tide and cool off in the six-inch-deep water.  The mouth of the Boynton Inlet, leading out to sea, is strikingly close by, so watching the parade of ocean-going traffic can be quiet entertaining.

The Jupiter Sandbar

Within sight of the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the sandbar is surrounded by trees, single-family homes, and a few private docks. This sandbar is perfect for family and friends who want to play in the clear waters of the inlet. Also called The Loxahatchee River Sandbar, this spot is near the Jupiter Inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway. On any weekend, you will find many boats waiting for low tide and passengers eager to hop out and walk in inches-deep water. The bottom is made up of soft sand and some river grasses, so walking is never a problem.


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