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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

 Activities at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Beaches

Beaches

Come relax or play on our nearly two miles of pristine beach.

Boating

Boating

Boaters can access Munyon Island by tying up to the protected docks available on the island’s west shore, adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. While at the island, visitors can enjoy picnicking at one of several picnic pavilions, hiking trails, fishing, bird watching, or simply relaxing on the beach.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Rent one of our single or double kayaks and explore the estuary. Manatees, Great Blue Herons and Osprey are some of the wildlife you will see. Call the Beach Outfitters and Gift Store at (561) 622-1525, ext. 101, for more details.

Single Kayak - Hourly - $12.00 / Half-day (4 hours) - $30.00 / Full Day - $50.00

Double Kayak - Hourly - $18.00 / Half-day (4 hours) - $45.00 / Full Day - $60.00

Participation Requirements

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is allowed in designated areas.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

The park has three nature trails for visitors to explore.

Participation Requirements

Picnicking

Picnicking

There are 2 picnic pavilions and several picnic tables located throughout the park. The North Pavilion (more secluded) has 10 tables and accommodates approximately 80 people. It also has bathrooms, water and electricity. The Nature Center pavilion has 9 tables and accommodates approximately 72 people. Electricity is available. Bathrooms, snack machines and a water fountain are located nearby. Grills are also located at each pavilion for visitors to use. The charge to rent one of these pavilions is $100.00 per day.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving and snorkeling are permitted. A 'Diver-Down' flag, for snorkelers and divers, is required by law and is available for rent at the Gift Shop.

Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is available in designated areas.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center

The William T. Kirby Nature Center features displays depicting the park's natural communities and live animal exhibits. Visitors may also view a 15-minute video on the park. The Nature Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

In addition to numerous species of shore and wading birds, the park is a prime nesting site for sea turtles. Large numbers of loggerhead, green and leatherback turtles nest from early May through late August.