It is a wonderful time to visit John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. As we enjoy the cooler months, many of our Park activities really begin to heat up. One of the things you’ll quickly realize when you visit us this time of year is that we humans are not the only ones who appreciate the slightly cooler temperatures. Stroll the boardwalk or walk the beach and you are in for a real treat....
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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Welcome to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
A unique mixture of coastal and tropical hammock and mangrove forest, this barrier island provides a haven for several rare or endangered native tropical and coastal plant species. The park's nature center shows visitors why the park is a biological treasure. Visitors can swim, picnic and surf at the beach; snorkeling is also a popular activity. Birdwatchers can see herons, brown pelicans, terns, sandpipers and gulls. Anglers can fish in the lagoon by wading or kayaking. Additionally, visitors can fish from non-swimming areas of the beach.