John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Welcome to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
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; snorkeling is also a popular activity.
Birdwatchers may see herons, brown pelicans, terns, sandpipers and gulls.
Anglers can fish in the lagoon by wading or kayaking. Additionally, visitors can fish from non-swimming areas of the beach.
Plan Your Visit
High Point Paddle Adventures
Kayaking at MacArthur Beach
Sea Turtle Nesting
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Photo Gallery
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, in North Palm Beach
People Make the Parks
Staff Spotlight, Aleta Mitrovic
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