John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Know Before You Go
Effective Oct. 12, 2021: The tram service at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is unavailable.
Munyon Island Boardwalk Closure
The Munyon Island boardwalk is closed until safety concerns are assessed and repairs are completed; therefore, access to the pavilions and trails will be limited. Thank you for your patience while we work to improve your park experience.
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
Volunteer Spotlight, John Lidington
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