Rich Cultural History
Peanut Island is recognized as one of the most historic landmarks within the waterways of Palm Beach County. It was formed in 1918, as a result of the excavation at the creation of the Lake Worth inlet. The island was set to be a permanent location for shipping peanut oil, which coined the term “Peanut Island” back in the 1940’s. While the plans for shipping peanut oil were abandoned in 1946, the name carried on.
Crystal Clear Waters
Peanut, as most locals refer to it as, is one of the most unique intracoastal islands of all time. It is located within the Lake Worth Lagoon, just inside the tidal flows of the Lake Worth inlet. At high tide, you’re sure to enjoy some of the clearest, most blue water you will ever see. Paddle Boarding Palm Beach’s convenient waterfront location allows for direct access straight across the inlet to Peanut Island. No hassle in figuring out your transportation, we’ve got you covered. Rent a board or kayak for the day, tie down your cooler and enjoy this tropical island sanctuary.
Camp, Beach & Snorkel
Peanut Island has so much to offer. A unique, 80-acre intracoastal county park is maintained daily to provide accommodations such as picnic areas, bathrooms, life guard stations, marked swimming areas, 2 lagoons, and camp grounds on the North and South sides of the island for all who visit. The island is full of South Florida’s most fascinating wildlife. Visitors often see schools of tropical fish, manatees, eagle rays, tropical birds, and starfish the size of your head! The beautiful beaches surrounding the entire island allow you to relax and escape for the day. Walk out to the sandbar at low tide, snorkel amongst the lagoons, or take a lap around the island on your kayak or paddle board.
The island serves as a perfect training ground for every level of paddler. A quick lap around the island is a distance of 1.75 miles. Many beginner paddlers make this trip on their first time out! It also doubles as a choice route to gauge distance and speed for advanced paddlers who take over two or three laps at a time. Depending on the time of day, currents and wind add natural obstacles to create a fun, local route to paddle. Give it a try!
Peanut Paddle Posse
There are clearly so many reasons why we love Peanut Island. From its local history, to the nature and tropical energy of this place, we’ve become a little obsessed. It’s the perfect getaway to enjoy a day with friends and family, and get everyone out on the water! Paddle Boarding Palm Beach grants you VIP access to the island, and guarantees quality equipment coupled with waterway expertise. Call and reserve your kayak or paddle board rental today! 561-313-6011 or check out our site for more photos and information at www.paddleboardingpalmbeach.com . See you out on the water! #shacklife #pbpb #peanutpaddleposse #PPP
By: Brenna Shea – 9.15. 2014 – www.paddleboardingpalmbeach.com