This campground is well-situated for fishing and boating. Located on a spoil island, it is surrounded by the Intracostal Waterway beside the Lake Worth Inlet.
Our only island park offers twenty (20) tropically landscaped, reserved campsites that include a tent pad, grill, and picnic table. The facility also features restrooms with hot indoor showers, a picnic pavilion, and a large fire ring.
RESERVATIONS We're sorry that we are unable to provide online registration at this time, but our friendly staff is ready to assist you with your reservation over the telephone. Reservations are accepted up to three (3) months in advance by calling (561) 845-4445 or toll free (866) 383-5730. Due to the Island's popularity, the voice mailbox may become full during peak times. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
For your convenience, the park offers limited boat docking facilities on both the east and west sides of the island. All Docks are for day use only, except by permit.
Boat operators use park docks at their own risk and must determine the suitability of slips for their boats, their skill level, and environmental factors before using the docks. Palm Beach County is not responsible for theft, fire, or damage.
The City of West Palm Beach’s downtown waterfront revitalization recently took a major step forward with the opening of three new public docks along Flagler Drive.
Use of the three docks is free, including for boaters. However, rafts are not permitted to use the docks. Commercial vessels may only dock if they have a City-issued permit. The docks are open seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to midnight. Boaters are required to register with the dock supervisor by calling 561-822-2222. Dock 1 (the northern-most dock) has a maximum capacity of 12 vessels, dock 2 (the middle dock) has a maximum capacity of 24, and dock 3 (the southern-most dock) has a maximum of 12.
The middle dock is the main pedestrian dock, offering the perfect spot for families taking a walk, businesses people looking for a tranquil spot to enjoy lunch or visitors soaking in the downtown scenery. It features unique underwater ecosystems, planters with native plants, shaded seating areas for the public and day docking for boaters.
Peanut Island is the obvious choice for the Palm Beach County’s top boating destination. It has a dock, anchorage, designated swimming area, snorkeling, sandbars, picnic areas, restrooms, showers, camping, footpath, museum and presidential nuclear bomb shelter. On an incoming tide the nearby Lake Worth Inletfloods the area with crystal clear blue water. Nearby are the famous homes of Palm Beach and the large ships at the Port Of Palm Beach.Peanut Island is manmade. It’s a big pile of dredged sand created over the past 80 years. It got its name from a peanut oil shipping terminalthat at one time was to be built there. The county has done an excellent job turning Peanut Island from a seedy hangout into a beautiful and enjoyable place for everyone. The facilities are second to none.
PEANUT ISLAND'S EAST SIDE: The main facilities are located on Peanut Island’s east side. This is just across the channel from Sailfish Marina. The island’s dock, restrooms, public phone, drinking fountains, picnic area and developed campground are all located here. There are sandbars in the area so be careful when crossing from the channel over to the dock. All of the dock spaces are free and open for day use by the public. They’re “first come, first serve.” Overnight the dock can only be used by people using the paid campsites. Note that the current is especially strong at the dock. It’s tough to tie-up on an incoming or outgoing tide! There is an anchorage just south of the docks. Many times it is easier just to anchor and swim in than to use the dock. The paid campsites are wonderful (they’re available through the county.) There is some good snorkeling in the swimming area and around the dock.
We ask that no vessel be operated through any Designated Swimming Area, (Tidal Basin), or Lagoon. For the safety of the public, as well as protection for the local manatee population, please observe the Boating Safety and Manatee Protection Zones that surround Peanut island and posted throughout the Lake Worth Lagoon. Palm Beach County Manatee Zones
Nearby Anchorages: South of the Blue Heron Bridge, near Red Day Mark 40. There are two anchorages. One is south of the bridge west of the channel. The other is south of the bridge, east of the channel and east of Peanut Island. Many boats are anchored in these areas.
New Law: Starting May 18, 2012 alcohol is off limits on Peanut Island in Palm Beach County, a decision made after years of complaints about rowdy behavior. But those anchored just a few feet offshore can keep the liquor flowing.
Peanut Island Natural Areas Beach Camping Update: North end CALL office for status (561) 845-4445 South end CLOSED until further notice due to high tide
Palm Beach Resort & Beach Club offers a vacation filled with elegant dining, exclusive boutiques, spectacular homes, and energetic nightclubs. This is a lovely, small resort that sits on its own peninsula in the Intra-coastal Waterway, a five-minute walk to the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can enjoy a heated outdoor pool, bicycles and picnic area. Golf, tennis and boating are popular in the area, as well as greyhound racing and polo. If you tire of sports, shop the famous Worth Avenue or see a performance at the Kravis Center or the Lake Worth Playhouse.
Although Sailfish Marina Resort has primarily been a fishing destination, our accommodations have just as much to offer the vacationer or non-fishing guest. The guest quarters are truly unique with a tropical island feel, as each room is named after a game fish or Bahamas Island.
The magic and excitement of the beautiful Palm Beaches await you when you bring your yacht to the New Palm Harbor Marina. When it reopens in the Fall of 2009, this new state-of-the-art Marina will combine the luxury and exclusivity of Palm Beach with the fun and excitement of City Place and West Palm Beach. Palm Harbor Marina is located in a prime spot along North Flagler Drive, just south of the Flagler Bridge, and only minutes to the Palm Beach Inlet. The new marina will feature custom-engineered concrete floating docks with extra-wide gangways and finger-piers, color coordinated railing systems, in-slip pump outs, single and three-phase power and much more. Make sure that your plans to stay in Florida include a visit to the new Palm Harbor Marina!
Since the 1940’s, the Town Docks have provided space for both sail and power yachts. The Brazilian, Australian and Peruvian Docks are tucked away at the west end of the avenues for which they are named. Adjacent to the marina is Lakeside Park which marks the southern terminus of the six mile Lake Trail.
While the Australian Dock is the focal point of the marina with its display of large and magnificent yachts, the Brazilian Dock has a family-oriented appeal and the Peruvian Dock has an uninterupted majestic view looking over Lake Worth to the south.
In May of 2007, Rybovich was designated a "Clean Marina" by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Clean Boating Partnership. This is a prestigious honor that has only been bestowed upon 44 marinas state wide and reinforces Rybovich's commitment to protecting our environment.
Floating Concrete Docks up to 230 feet long Accommodates up to 300 Foot Yachts