At a time when natural areas along south Florida’s coast are almost nonexistent, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park stands out as an “island in time”. It preserves the natural heritage of subtropical coastal habitat that once covered southeast Florida.
Nestled on an Atlantic Ocean front barrier island, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is the only state park in Palm Beach County. It is an environmental treasure which has been preserved for present and future generations to discover and experience.
Exploring almost two miles of pristine beach and swimming, snorkeling and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic are only the beginning of the fun you can have at the Park.
Other amenities include a nature & welcome center, gift shop, kayak rentals children’s playground, nature trails, and picnicking facilities.
You might want to take advantage of the many special events offered in the park throughout the year: children’s programs, guided adventures, recreational skills lessons, MacArthur Under Moonlight concerts, summer day camps, and special holiday celebrations to name just a few.
Open daily, we offer something for everyone!