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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
561-624-6950

A unique mixture of coastal and tropical hammock and mangrove forest, this barrier island provides a haven for several rare or endangered native tropical and coastal plant species. The park's Nature Center shows visitors why the park is a biological treasure. Visitors can swim, picnic, and surf at the beach; scuba diving and snorkeling are also popular activities. Birdwatchers can see herons, brown pelicans, terns, sandpipers, and gulls. Anglers can fish in the lagoon by wading, kayaking, or canoeing. They can also fish from non-swimming areas of the beach.



Reviews

Jenna Bartnick

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Great beaches and a beautiful butterfly walk behind the dunes. Don't forget to grab your plant guide so you can identify all the plants along the trail. There are always butterflies!! Kayaking is also a really great way to see around the park. You often see jumping mullet and really cool birds.

Linda Langbroek

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Monday, June 18, 2018
My favorite beach/ park on the east coast of Florida. Lovely trails.. privacy.. nature.. changing scenery. Beautiful!! You can rent kayaks there. Staff is very friendly. ( the turtle in the tiny aquarium is a bit disturbing)

Robert Hendrickson

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Friday, May 4, 2018
Florida has one great state park after another. This one is based on a series of lagoons and estuaries with a very large walkway/tramway over the top. The views and clear water make walking the long wooden bridge an adventure. The walkway ends at s protected beach, one of the few in this ares according to the literature. Very nice for sunning, collecting shells and swimming. Snorkeling is a highlight but you must rent a divers flag to do so. Great Place

Kersi M

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
I had such a great time there during my mini vacation! We rented the kayaks, and it was truly amazing. Nice long tour with plenty of opportunities to get out of the canoe and walk or even sit in the shallow water. We also rented the little flag to go snorkeling on the beach. That was totally worth it too! A little golf cart takes you across the bridge to the beach and back. I do agree with one of the previous posts though: the turtle in the aquarium was indeed a bit disturbing.

Jacob Papp

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Best beach park in the palm beaches! I even proposed to my wife here, with spinner sharks jumping in the background. Took my buddies here again last weekend to snorkel and we saw a whole bunch of cuttlefish (really rare snorkel sight)! The volunteers are great here, and the free team ride across the bridge is greasy if you are carrying a lot. Lots of nice paths to walk, some to bike. The gift shop is great, and the little functions and events they do are also cool; check out their calendar. Become a member (like 55 bucks per year) for unlimited kayak rentals! Head south on your kayak and hang out on little munyon island. I have seen manatees here multiple times: once nearly swimming onto one in the ocean, and once accidentally hooking it with my fishing line (thankfully they have very thick skin). The rangers are helpful, I always call ahead for the surf conditions.

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Upcoming Events at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Cruisin' Food Fest

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Cruisin' Food Fest

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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