John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

MacArthur Beach

John D. MacArthur State Park is a Florida State Park located on Singer Island in North Palm Beach. In the 1970s, businessman John D. MacArthur donated 348 acres for the construction of the park, which was first opened to the public in 1989. MacArthur Park is a natural barrier island that provides refuge for several endangered plant and animal species, mainly because it features a rare mixture of coastal areas, along with two distinct types of tropical forests: hardwood hammock and mangrove. Many species of birds and rare turtles can be found here. This also makes MacArthur State Park popular for all types of water sport enthusiasts.

Visitors may swim, picnic, surf, scuba dive, or snorkel at the beach. Those who enjoy kayaking or canoeing can paddle through the lagoon and visit Munyon Island – an outer part of the park with its own rich history worth exploring. Additionally, anglers can fish in the lagoon and other non-swimming areas of the beach. If you’d like to take a break from the sun, the William T. Kirby Nature Center features multiple exhibits about the park’s unique natural history and contains live animal exhibits. Open daily, John D. MacArthur State Park is an environmental treasure that offers something for everyone!