John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach

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Must see · Beach · 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. To visit John D. MacArthur Beach State Park on your trip to North Palm Beach, use our North Palm Beach trip planner.
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  • MacArthur State Beach park has a lot of activities for anyone to enjoy. (There is not enough shade, so it's advisable to bring a hat and sunblock as you're out.) We loved the boardwalk going toward...  more »
  • The boardwalk to the beach is very scenic. It crosses over the inlet where the waters are calm and bright blue (at least on sunny days). We enjoyed walking through the mango trees and saw many...  more »

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