The John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is a haven for Florida’s spectacularly diverse subtropical and coastal flora and wildlife. Florida has amazing plant and animal diversity. Many of these plant and animal species can be found in this barrier island state park. The park’s estuary, dunes, limestone reefs and temperate and tropical forests are teeming with life and are a wonderful destination for nature lovers.
Walk along the barrier island’s long, pristine beaches. Surf on the rolling waves or bring snorkel or scuba diving gear to discover the thriving underwater world in the shallow bays and rock pools. Fishing enthusiasts can cast a line at the non-swimming beaches and the Lake Worth Lagoon. Explore the lagoon by canoe or kayak and enjoy the tranquil and scenic waterways. Kayaks, dive flags and binoculars can be rented from the park’s gift shop.
Explore the park’s dunes and tropical flora on the three nature trails. Follow the boardwalks and sandy paths through palms and ferns and spot the animals that make this park their home. Pack some food and enjoy lunch at one of two picnic pavilions, nestled amid shady tropical plants. Birdwatchers can spot a wonderful array of birdlife such as herons, brown pelicans, sandpipers and gulls.
Visit the park’s Nature and Welcome Center, located just south of the on-site parking lot, and speak with a park ranger or volunteer about how to get the most from your visit. Check the park’s monthly program to find out when you can catch live music sessions, surfing lessons and guided nature walks. Stop by the Pew Family Natural Science Education Center to deepen your understanding of the area’s history, biology and fascinating seasonal changes.
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of downtown West Palm Beach. The park is open every day from early morning until sunset. There is an admission fee and parking is available on-site for a small price.
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Liked location to beaches shopping and restaurant locations. Also liked having laundry facilities at the hotel
We were very impressed with the hotel. We booked a suite which was so spacious and comfortable. The entire hotel was so clean and well taken care of. We also used the pool and the restaurant buffet for breakfast. Our room was very quiet at night---we were on the 4th floor. Felt safe there. I would ...
Property was well kept. For the price and location I was pleased and we only stayed one night.
Loved that the property was oceanfront. Didn't like that the beach was never swept to remove the seaweed. One day no cleaning service received. One of the bartenders took a very long time before waiting on me (15-20 minutes) even though there were few patrons at the bar. The same bartender never ...
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