Riviera Beach Travel Guide

  • Palm Beach Princess entering the inlet
    Palm Beach Princess entering the inlet
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  • Palm Beach Princess in the ocean
    Palm Beach Princess in the ocean
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    Old Coast Guard Station
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Riviera Beach Off The Beaten Path

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    by grandmaR Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Peanut Island is a park which can only be accessed by water. There are campgrounds, picnic spots, a brick footpath around the island, bathroom and shower facilities, swimming beaches, and a snorkeling area.

    One way to get there is by kayak. There are kayak tours ($50/adult including all equipment) which include a tour of this historic former Coast Guard Station and a nuclear fallout shelter built to protect President Kennedy in case of war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Every Thurs and Sat at 9 am from the Riviera Beach Marina (subject to tide and weather.

    We stayed at the Marina, but have not taken the tours.

    Old Coast Guard Station
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    • Adventure Travel

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Riviera Beach Sports & Outdoors

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    by grandmaR Written Aug 7, 2003

    Riviera Beach charged us $40.85/night (44 foot boat) plus a refundable $20 deposit for the key. They say if you are here for 4 nights, it is cheaper to pay for the week. They have cable TV hookups at some docks, but our hookup is being used by the power boat across the way. We have electricity - don't know how much it is. The monthly rate is $13.85/foot, as of last year. We came in at slack tide, and will try to leave ditto as there is a LOT of cross current in this marina.

    They have a large dry storage business here, and a little sandwich shop/bar type place. There are showers and a laundry ($1/load), and a connection to get e-mail outside the office (available 24 hours). They have fuel and ice but we haven't gotten any of either. They have bikes for rent for $6/day.
    There are security gates, but have not seen them locked. Bob says the area around the marina looks like we would get mugged if we went out at night,--nothing around there in the way of nice places to eat and the bar/restaurant plays loud music late.

    Talked to the marina guy - he says they are going to move this whole marina inland, and put a hotel and aquarium here. He says they will dig canals etc - multi-million$ project.

    Bob has been walking around to the various hardware stores and the marine consignment shop (I think it is called the Sea Chest) which is only a couple blocks away, and he says it is better organized than Sailorman in Ft. Lauderdale.

    Equipment: Rates as of 11/20/02
    Monthly Dry storage $ 8.69 per ft.
    Monthly Wet slips $16.12 per ft
    Monthly Live Aboard. $17.58 per ft.
    Daily Trans. $ 1.02 per ft.
    Weekly Trans. $ 4.03 per ft.

    (includes tax, electric, and water)

    Marina from their website
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Sailing and Boating

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