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John D. MacArthur Park Makes Best Beach List

Posted by Dan Hauser on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 3:30pm.

The Palm Beach Post has released a list of the five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County and coming in at number two is John D. MacArthur State Park.

Located on the northern most outskirts of Singer Island, John D. MacArthur State Park features two miles or unguarded beach on its 438 acres of land. Here is what the Palm Beach Post had to say about the park:

"The only state park in Palm Beach County, MacArthur truly is a local treasure. A 1,600-foot boardwalk carries you from an exhibit-filled nature center to a beach of untamed, abiding beauty. From certain vantage points on the boardwalk, you can block out all signs of civilization and imagine what it was like to be an early settler plying these waters. And if your party isn’t up to the walk, trams will ferry you between parking lot and beach. Reef and rock outcroppings in shallow water near the park are a popular destination for snorkelers and scuba divers hoping to see squid, schools of snook and colorful tropical fish."

In addition, the park also offers a Nature and Welcome Center, kayak rentals, a children's playground, nature trails, and picnicking facilities. The park also offers special events throughout the year, including children's programs, guided adventures, recreational skill lessons, summer camps, and concerts.

John D. MacArthur State Park is open year round from 8am to sunset. Admission into the park is $5 per vehicle with two to eight people in it, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists or extra passengers.

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