John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach

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#44 of 184 in Nature in Florida
Island State Park
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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  • Just beautiful!! We rented kayaks and packed a picnic. There is a great little museum, small gift shop, and boardwalk to the beach. The kayaking is in the lagoon. Restrooms are clean and plenty of par...  more »
  • We enjoyed taking out 2 double kayaks with our boys. They made it easy and the rate was much more affordable than singer island rentals. The boys also enjoyed the nature center and gift shop. We will ...  more »
  • The park is nice and seems empty on a week day. The causeway from the parking lot to the beach is long and directly under the sun. Their is a golf cart shuttle that picks you up and drives the long wa...  more »

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