Peanut Island South Side Beach
by Benjamin Bernstein
(Lake Worth, Florida )
I went to peanut island for my first time on Janurary 2, 2011.
The water was cold at first but then I got used to it and it became warmer than the air.
I saw about 600 fish in 150 minutes. There were several snorkeling lagoons protected by rocks, the one on the left was the best.
When I was not swimming, I had a good time climbing the rocks. There were many small fish in little pools the waves created. I saw two two-inch wide crabs and a baby crab by a rock.
The best place to see a fish is by the rocks protecting the cove where there are hundreds of them in schools. The biggest I saw were two foot long fish.
Farther out, I saw what looked like a stone fish. I saw no manatees, but there is an area that has a large sign that says Manatee Area.