Vacations can be expensive, especially when traveling with a large family. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced destination with family-friendly fun, we recommend a visit to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. As the only state park in Palm Beach County, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is an ideal place to visit with your Palm Beach boat rental for some outdoor recreation that won’t break the bank.


John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, an ideal destination to visit with your Palm Beach boat rental from Beach Water Sports, can be found at 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach, FL, 33408.

Activities/Things to See

Fishing: Any anglers in the family will love fishing the lagoon from a canoe or kayak. Fishing licenses are required, and fishing from the boardwalk is prohibited.

Hiking: The Park has two nature trails that are perfect for some on-land exploration. Both trails feature a wide variety of tropical and subtropical plants that are exotic and native to southeast Florida, including strangler fig, gumbo limbo, and cabbage palm.

Munyon Island: Just off the coast of John D. MacArthur State Park is Munyon Island. This island is only accessible by boat (perfect for visitors with boat rentals) and has several picnic areas for hungry travelers. Photographers in the family will be able to get some great shots of native Floridian wildlife, like Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron, for whom Munyon Island is home.

Beaches: Two miles of pristine beach are waiting for your family to enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and wildlife viewing. This region of Florida is a hotspot for many turtle species including loggerhead, leatherback, and green sea turtles.


The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset.

Admission Fees

Per Vehicle (2-8 people): $5

Single-Occupant Vehicle/Motorcycle: $4

Pedestrians: $2

For family-friendly fun, surrounded by some of the country’s most spectacular scenery, take your Palm Beach boat rental to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. To get your hands on the region’s best boat, kayak, and Jet Ski rentals, pick up the phone and call Beach Water Sports today at 561-745-6900!

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