John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is one of the most well-preserved natural areas on Florida's east coast. Located at the north end of Singer Island, it's another beautiful bonus for islanders and North Palm Beach residents.
Did you know that aside from Hawaii, Florida has more kinds of plants and animals than anywhere else in the country? The ecosystems at John D. MacArthur are full of native and some exotic plants and animals that you'll enjoy exploring along shaded nature trails, estuaries and at the nature center on the preserve.
After passing through a maritime hammock containing large, beautiful fig trees, the park trail follows an estuary out to a boardwalk which crosses over the Lake Worth Cove and leads to a unspoiled strip of beach. The boardwalk is about a mile long and offers beautiful scenery that's quiet and peaceful. When you get to the beach you'll be brought to a grassy sand dune area that is the closest thing to a seaside cliff you'll get in Florida.
Joe Forzano of the Palm Beach Post took an awesome 360 photo of the boardwalk that transports you to a place of peace at the park even though you're not really there. Click here to take a break from work and pretend you're in a little slice of paradise on sunny Singer Island taking a nice stroll with a cool ocean breeze.