John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

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.

Programs such as Nature Hikes can be arranged for your group; please let us know if you want a presentation and we will make arrangements based on the availability of Park staff and volunteers.



Birding, Hiking, Snorkeling, Water Recreation


Picnic Area, Playground