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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

#1 of 20 things to do in North Palm Beach Features Animals
10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr, North Palm Beach, FL 33408-3440
+1 561-624-6952
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Nice park

The park is nice and seems empty on a week day. The causeway from the parking lot to the beach is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nicholas b
via mobile
Blue water and clean beaches

One of Florida's beautiful state parks. No crowds, snorkling on their reef, lovely shells and clear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scipio, Indiana
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Reservations accepted the working day after Memorial Day. Groups limited to 25 people.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (60 reviews)
“rent kayaks” (24 reviews)
“gift shop” (35 reviews)
10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr, North Palm Beach, FL 33408-3440
+1 561-624-6952
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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 way to the other...More

Thank nicholas b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of Florida's beautiful state parks. No crowds, snorkling on their reef, lovely shells and clear blue water. Had a great time. A but of a walk to the beach but free tram runs 10 am to 4 pm. Kayak rentals educational area with knowledgeable...More

Thank 458Mary62
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have meant to come to this park several times before, but just never get here. Well, we will be back. Lovely

Thank him8nce1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is beautiful. We also did the turtle walk. It was awesome we got to see a 300lb loggerhead come up and lay her eggs. It was an absolute incredible experience. It was something I will never forget. All the staff was kind and...More

Thank Jeb222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I drove by here a dozen times. Finally stopped in. Wish I did it earlier. Nice board walk to the beach with a short hike. A very pleasant woman offered a ride on a golf cart across the board walk. I got some great pictures...More

Thank blueyeddevil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few short hours here on a hot day and this is definitely one of the best beaches in FL. We stayed on Singer island and the beach in front of our hotel was rocky and not so great. We felt like the...More

Thank rkramadh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large state park beach hidden part of north palm beach this has been well protected as gift from the MachArther foundation there are great natural area untouched on the ocean side and intracoastal side please see it all enjoy the day.

Thank Todd E
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This is such a neat place . The first part is a wooded area you can walk thru . Then you walk up to the museum and gift shop. You can walk or ride a golf cart over the a long bridge . It is...More

Thank russellfevans
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I reviewed this park six years ago but have wanted to add more. A little local interesting history... I remember this beach from when I was a young girl. We called it Air Force Beach and it was known for being a "clothes optional" beach....More

Thank RuthP33418
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I convinced my 90+ year old parents to go to this park, because in over 20 years, they had never been there. We shouldn't have gone on Memorial Day. It was very crowded. We had to park at the farthest parking lot and walk. They...More

Thank Sondra S
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2 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff J | Reviewed this property |
if you check the maps/charts you will find it to be quite a distance. I don't think the kayaking from the park would allow such a trip - but if you have your own kayak it would be possible. Watch out for the power boat... More