AAA Editor Notes
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is 1.75 mi. s. of jct. US 1, SR A1A and SR 786 or 3 mi. n. of jct. US 1, SR A1A and SR 708 at 10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr. Sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Worth, the park protects a diverse and undisturbed subtropical coastal habitat with seven species of plants and 22 endangered or threatened animal species. The area is widely known as a nesting ground for loggerhead, leatherback and green sea turtles. Rangers and volunteers conduct daily nature walks, sea turtle education and nesting observations, birding programs, kayak tours and seasonal programs. A nature center has interpretive exhibits, sea turtle tanks and four aquariums.
Guided tours are available. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.