John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach

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See some of the best of Florida's natural beauty, both flora and fauna, at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, situated along the Atlantic Ocean between Riviera and North Palm Beach. Home to many different species of wildlife, the park also serves as a nesting ground for rare sea turtles, such as the loggerhead, green sea turtle, and leatherback. Stop by the nature center near the entrance of the park to learn about the park's history and ecology, as well as to view live animal exhibits. Walk across the 490 m (1,600 foot) boardwalk to reach the sea, or hitch a ride on the golf-cart shuttle. You can also take a swim or explore the waters via kayak, availabe for rent at the on-site shop. With our custom trip planner, North Palm Beach attractions like John D. MacArthur Beach State Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I reviewed this park six years ago but have wanted to add more. A little local interesting history... I remember this beach from when I was a young girl. We called it Air Force Beach and it was known ...  more »
  • I convinced my 90+ year old parents to go to this park, because in over 20 years, they had never been there. We shouldn't have gone on Memorial Day. It was very crowded. We had to park at the farthest...  more »
  • It's a little hike to the beach but very good scenery all around the bluest water I have found a beach that goes on for miles as far as the eyes can see if you don't want to hike to the beach they off...  more »