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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.

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Less than 400 yards from the south end of Singer Island lies an even smaller island named after a world-famous nut. Peanut Island, dubbed "beauty in a nutshell" is 79-acres full of history, clear water, great snorkeling, and lots of other recreation. 

Located in the inlet between Singer Island and West Palm Beach, Peanut Island is easily accessible by boat or even kayak for Singer Island residents. Those who don't have their own boat can also take either the Peanut Island Shuttle from West Palm or the Sailfish Marina Water Taxi from Singer Island. Peanut has three separate boat slips on the perimeter that are free for day use. 

The island has a Cold War-era bunker for John F. Kennedy had he needed to use it. It's now open for the public to

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With the new VistaBlue condominiums and Amrit Resort approaching their grand openings, Singer Island will be seeing quite a few new residents in the coming months. New islanders should be informed of the Palm Beach Water Taxi, which leaves from the Sailfish Marina on Singer Island every day.

The marina has a few different vessels ranging from 20-50 seaters. The boats go on excursions all over the area, and you can travel by water on a sightseeing cruise, private charter or taxi service to the best locations in Palm Beach County. 

The Palm Beach "Now & Then" Cruise is held every day on a 50-seater Corinthian Catamaran. New residents would enjoy discovering Singer Island and its history. A guide narrates the tour so you can learn about neighboring

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