John D. MacArthur Beach State Park encompasses a total area of 317 acres of land and 1205 acres of water that is located in Palm Beach County in the state of Florida. More specifically, the park is situated in the northern part of the County and about 28 miles south of the intersection of PGA Boulevard on A1A and US 1.
This Florida state park was established in 1989 and is governed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Several attractions make the John D. Mac Arthur Beach State Park an exceptional place to visit. First, the park is on a barrier island that features a unique mixture of mangrove forest, coastal and tropical hammock terrain.
Additionally, the park attracts visitors that would love to see a prime nesting area for sea turtles, including loggerhead, green, and leatherback turtles. Besides these attractions, the park also has several other recreational activities on offer including swimming, canoeing, saltwater fishing, scuba diving, wildlife viewing, snorkeling, hiking, and interpretive programs.
Some of the conveniences that the park has to offer include pavilions, beach, trails, picnic areas, playground restrooms, nature center or visitor center. The John D. MacArthur Beach State Park also allows dogs into the park although some rules must be followed. For starters, dogs must always be leashed, and the dog’s leash must have a maximum length of only six feet.
Secondly, if the dog is not on a leash, then the pooch must be kept in a safe and secured cage. In short, the dog must be under physical restraint at all times. Third, dog owners are expected to clean up after their dogs right away and to dispose of the dog’s solid waste in a responsible manner. As such. It is a good idea for pooch owners to carry poop bags for their own convenience.