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Nature around the corner...

Beautiful wild tropical forest, great inter-coastal, calm and blue waters at the beach! Walking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
James O
Miami Beach, Florida
Awesome, talk with ranger about reef sharks

What an experience. I've lived in Florida for about 30 years and never experienced a place like... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robert G
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Reservations accepted the working day after Memorial Day. Groups limited to 25 people.
10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr, North Palm Beach, FL 33408-3440
+1 561-624-6952
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful wild tropical forest, great inter-coastal, calm and blue waters at the beach! Walking, kayaking, swimming, fishing...etc.. Wish they had more TABLES and picnic areas to sit, eat and enjoy the place (x).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank James O
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an experience. I've lived in Florida for about 30 years and never experienced a place like this. The ranger at gate entrance warned us about black tip sharks might be seen and said they would leave us alone. Wife and I walked about 5...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! Was there a couple years ago and got great views of Brown Pelicans, fishing in the lagoon. There's a boardwalk all across the lagoon that's just perfect for photography. If you're patient and need assistance, there's a multiperson golf cart shuttle that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ed_Baumgarten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I signed up for monthly emails from the park and had wanted to take their Introduction to Snorkeling course for some time. Hubby and I finally registered for the free course in January which is taught monthly. This was our first time at this park....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LeeTes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went with friends on a windswept day with the surf crashing. The walk on the beach was most pleasant and the wind kept the bugs to a minimum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jentine2017
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Wife and I like to visit the park for a casual trail hike or just sitting on the beach. I have also caught pompano and snook from the shore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chefgary88
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This little known state park is quiet and beautiful. Nice walking paths, and kayak rentals. Kayak tours are available

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

What a beautiful place to kayak, explore and spend the day at amazing almost untouched beach. We like to go early and bring breakfast, we kayak out to a little island in the middle of no where and hang out with our dog and have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jaynsuzy
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Given temperatures in the mid-eighties, John MacArthur State Park has an abundance of visitors today. These folks are enjoying water sports, hiking, and picnicking. There is a nominal entrance fee.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

We were there with the family that includes 3 teenagers during our Christmas vacation. We love nature and this park gave us just that. The kids went kayaking, then sunbathed at the beautiful beach. There are paths to take a strall. It is handicapped friendly....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 728mariadelcarmenz
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12 July 2018|
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Response from 74hannibal | Reviewed this property |
Ordinarily not enough surf unless you wait until Fall and some Nor'easters come crashing in. Fall and winter would be you best time and then it is catch as catch can.
7 January 2018|
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Response from LauraandJimF | Reviewed this property |
Surfing depends on the wind of the day - no way to predict that in advance
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