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. 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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  • Very nice park. Offers trails and playground. You can rent kayak and go explore inner coastal water ways. Or walk on the boardwalk to the beach. We stoped by just in time for the 10 am nature walk, th...  more »
  • We spent a very relaxing afternoon here. The location is a little bizarre as you know you are close to built up areas but you feel miles from anywhere. A great boardwalk (which has a little bus if you...  more »
  • My first time at the park and I arrived just in time for the 10am guided walk. It was a nice surprise as I did not know about it before my arrival. The walk was slow starting with a little bit of hist...  more »

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