John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

AKA: Air Force Beach

Affectionately called Air Force Beach, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park was once the most flourishing nude beach in Florida. In fact, founder John D. MacArthur invited Walt Disney to skinny dip here in the 1960s. Nudism survived until 1982, when the State refused to protect naturists any longer. Today, if you want to sun in the buff, ditch the bathing suit just outside the park boundaries. Currently, this state park and nature center preserves a sub-tropical coastal habitat, and almost two miles of natural beach.

Outdoor Focus

When you're not catching some rays, enjoy fishing, birding or snorkeling. One must-do water sport is:

Area Attractions

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Palm Beach quietly sips wine at a ritzy hotel, but just across the bridge, West Palm Beach's Clematis Street heats up the night.


More than 200 luxury resorts, boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and historic inns can be found in Palm Beach, at varying prices. Check with the North Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce for lodging ideas that will fit your Florida accommodation budget.

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With untouched nature and clothing optional seclusion, John D. MacArthur Beach appeals to both naturalists and naturists alike. If a John D. MacArthur Beach vacation suits your style, check out our deals.

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