Things to do on Peanut Island | Waterfront Properties

Gerald Lombardo
Posted by Gerald Lombardo
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The 80-acre island called Peanut is a local treasure where many families have built life-long memories. And even though it’s Fall, the weather is still perfect for a boat trip to Peanut. Once you get there, there are several things to do besides just lay on the beach. Here’s your Peanut Island bucket list.

Go Snorkeling

The clear blue water surrounds a reef and large lagoon filled with an abundance of marine life. Inside the lagoon, the snorkeling area is protected with lifeguards and strong currents and wake is kept out by the break walls. Reef dwellers from parrotfish and angelfish to starfish are common, and the water is an average annual temperature of 78 degrees.

Camp Out

There are 17 campsites on Peanut Island that include a tent pad, a grill, and a picnic table for the low cost of $28 a night. There is also a restroom facility with hot indoor showers, a picnic pavilion, and a large fire circle to share with other adventurous campers. Fun fact: this is also the only area where alcohol is permitted on Peanut. Camping is by permit only and reservations are required by calling 561-845-4445.

Go for a Walk

Most people can’t say they’ve actually seen every corner of Peanut Island, but it’s possible by talking a walk on the 1.25-mile paved trail that circles the entire island. This trail takes you through mangroves to a boardwalk which guides you by the reef area.

Go Paddleboarding

Stand up paddleboarding(SUP) is great for your core, and although it looks daunting, pretty much anyone can do it! Local rental spots in the area charge as little as $30 to rent a paddleboard, and if you’re weary about heading out yourself or just want a guide, they also offer tours.

Go Kayaking

If the SUP life isn’t for you, kayaking is always a simple solution.


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