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Two miles of pristine beach, and lots of activities and events

We watched some short films about the Lake Worth Lagoon and other wildlife topics. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ocoee, Florida
Great Park for families to explore!

Nature spot for the entire family! Kayaking & swimming a must. Great wading for young children to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Palm Beach, Florida
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 13, 2003

The park has a lot of attractions to see and enjoy. It gives you a good taste of all aspects of nature in Florida. You have nature walks and wetlands areas that are truly amazing. I was fortunate enough to see a pink spoon billed...More

7  Thank Adventure22922
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Used to be a free beach donated by JD MacArthur to PB County. Was cool, free and clothing optional. Kiss those days goodby so now you can pay to get in, be watched by people in official looking uniforms and run off at dusk, ho...More

10  Thank Johnny B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We watched some short films about the Lake Worth Lagoon and other wildlife topics. We enjoyed exhibits in the Nature Center. Finally we walked across the long bridge over the Lagoon. It ended at the ocean where we watched the waves break on the sand....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nature spot for the entire family! Kayaking & swimming a must. Great wading for young children to explore. Regular educational classes on conservation and wildlife. Great examples of Florida's eco system inside, aquariums etc... You may even see dolphin, turtles, moon jellies, sea ray's, or...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun beach trip for us. We swam in the ocean after walking over a board walk style bridge over a beach body of water.they also have a few shower spots so you can rinse off the sea water. You have the option...More

Thank applesjems
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to this park from our condo down the road. We were interested in hiking, which we did, but there is only a short trail. Pay at the guard booth and self parking. There's a trail to follow that takes you across the bridge...More

1  Thank MariaKD37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from some extra movement from the water...it was fabulous! Everything was clean...showers, beach, parking and of course the beach! The boardwalk to the beach is a nice walk, you can jump on the golf cart limo and enjoy the ride over. Enjoy the views!...More

1  Thank DennehyA
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Packed the car, arrived, got. On golf cart to cross bridge....once there we realized we should have have stayed at our resort. The beach was nothing special.

Thank CynthiaLane
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is a place you need to visit. Its a at least half day trip. Turtles,beach, canal. Everything at the same place. You need to pay a small entrance fee (cash).

Thank josearey79
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We came here years ago and were eager to get back. We rented a couple of kayaks from the wonderful staff, and paddled off to the island in the middle of the estuary. It was an effort, but worth it so experience the calm of...More

1  Thank Noisydaddy
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A treasure of nature within steps from the highway. Enjoy walking paths and water access for kayaking or just viewing. Do not miss the opportunity to visit.

Thank kahimes
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

MacArthur Park has long been a family favorite. Kayaking there is wonderful – definitely worth getting the family membership, as it comes with free kayak rentals thus pays for itself rather quickly. We have seen many ospreys during our kayak paddles and some have even...More

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July 12, 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.
January 7, 2018|
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Response from Laura F | Reviewed this property |
Surfing depends on the wind of the day - no way to predict that in advance
April 2, 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