John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
About John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
On your last visit to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park you may have been intrigued by all of the colorful kayaks gliding gracefully along the mangrove-lined estuary, out there amongst the wading birds, fish, and manatees. While walking along the park’s beautiful north beach you may have seen snorkelers exploring the park’s nearshore reefs and imagined the schools of tropical fish and the sea turtles they were no doubt seeing. Did it make you want to take your outdoor recreational experience to the next level and join them? You’re in luck; we have a program for that!
Join one of our Ranger or volunteer-led recreational skills programs for an introduction to kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, castnetting, or kayak fishing and you’re on your way to new adventures in Florida’s great outdoors.
If you’re looking for something a bit lower-key, an educational program might be just the thing. Our educational programs and walks highlight all aspects of the natural environment of the park and include topics such as birding, butterflies, sea turtle nesting, and the parks’ various habitats.
No matter which programs you choose, you’ll come away with a better understanding of the park and its inhabitants, as well as new skills you can use to explore Florida State Parks.
For a complete list of activities and events available at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park please visit http://www.floridastateparks.org/macarthurbeach/default.cfm or http://www.macarthurbeach.org/, or contact the park office at 561-624-6950.
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach.
- Volunteer -
Volunteers help visitors from around the world and school children appreciate the importance of preserving this beautiful place. Currently, we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to be school guides, individuals interested in exotic plant removal, guides to lead our daily nature walks, experienced kayakers to assist with our kayak tours and volunteers to work in our gift shop. Come be a part of our volunteer family and join us for a volunteer orientation. Reservations required. Please call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
- Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, Inc.
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive (A1A)
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
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- Florida State Parks Pet Policy
- Pets are not permitted on the beach or at the Visitor Center. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park,as required by law.