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North Palm Beach - 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

Robert Hendrickson

Rating:
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

Brianne Rogers

Rating:
Monday, March 5, 2018
This beach was so nice! :) It is definitely worth it to pay the $5 to enter because this beach is super empty and private. There is a good amount of parking, shade, there is a park, and picnic tables. The employees are all very nice and helpful, and this is just overall a pretty cool spot. I'm glad we found it :) It is a bit of a walk to get to the beach, but they have benches and shade, as well as cool informative placards on wildlife nearby. Neat!

Michelle Duchene

Rating:
Monday, April 30, 2018
Paid the $5 for my dog and myself to get into the park. Very basic kayak launch area, plenty of parking too. There is a wooden deck to rinse your boat off at also. Wonderful paddling around the many sand bars and lots of other people enjoying the water too! I will be going back. They also rent kayaks if you do not have your own. I did not check out the beach as dogs are not allowed in that area. Didn't matrer, there were plenty of sand bars to romp on.

Dominique Norbeck-Amos

Rating:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
It is gorgeous. Excellent beach and scrub area. So much wildlife. The lagoon side is amazing too! Take the time to go to the nature center and have someone take you on a tour. Also, if you are looking to volunteer and get community service hours, this is a great place to do so and have fun.

Rachelle Friedman

Rating:
Monday, April 30, 2018
$5 parking per car. Very nice beach/park. There's a museum you can check out at no cost. Kayak rentals also available. Friendly workers. Long bridge to walk to the beach but there's a golf cart that does trips to get you back and forth.

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