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Crandon Park

Three Miles of Great Family-Friendly Beach Fun

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Crandon Park at Key Biscayne

Great Family-Friendly Beach for a Fun Relaxing Day

Beach at Crandon Park Key Biscayne

Crandon Park in Key Biscayne has long been a favorite of locals looking for a fun relaxing day with the family.

The beaches, all three miles of them, are wide, shallow, with gentle waves, which makes them a little paradise for kids. The beaches are very low key and don't feel as crowded as say, South Beach, but still offer a lot of outdoor fun for the active families.

So if you are into a little more than a day of sunning and swimming, there are plenty of facilities for watersports or simply enjoying a picnic.

Volleyball nets at Crandon Park

There are volleyball nets at the beach...

Picnic Tables at Crandon Park

Plenty of picnic tables and pavillions...

Kayaking at Crandon Park

There are Kayak and paddleboard rentals, kiteboarding lessons...

Biking and Rollerblading at Crandon Park

Biking, jogging, rollerblading along the many paths.

Nature Reserve at Crandon Park

For wildlife lovers, there's even a Nature Center that offers many activities and events

Racoon at Crandon Park

Although you don't have to go far to see wildlife all around the park...

Some Tips for Visiting Crandon Park

Crandon Park Kayak, Kiteboarding, Paddleboarding

The beaches extend for three miles, the park is divided into the North and South Beaches. Both sides have plenty of parking, lifeguards and shower and restroom facilities.

At the North end you will find:

  • Kayak and Standup Paddleboarding and Kiteboarding rentals and lessons, an hour rental for a double kayak starts at $20
  • Snack Bar
  • Chair and Umbrella Rentals
  • The Nature Center

On the south side at the South Beach entrance near the main restroom:

  • The Bike Rentals, there are single and quads, prices for half-hour start at $4
  • Chair and Umbrella Rental
  • Snack Bar
  • Playground

Click here for more info on equipment rentals, eco tours and lessons at Crandon Park.

Bring a picnic as food choices are limited to the snack bars where you can get simple fare like hot dogs, burgers and drinks.

Crandon Park Beach is a natural beach, don't be put off by the seaweed, instead, grab a snorkel and take a closer look. It is a necessary natural habitat for many little critters and really fun for kids to watch and learn.

Parking is plentiful, but as all other Miami beaches, weekends are crowded.

July, August and September are sea turtle season. Sea turtles have laid their eggs and the hatchlings are coming out. The nests are marked, please do not disturb.

Besides the beach, the Crandon Park complex also includes:

  • Crandon Park Marina, for boat docking and launch, diving facilities, fishing charters
  • Crandon Park Tennis Center, 27 courts and home of the Miami Open, which takes place in March
  • Crandon Park Golf Course, a championship 18-hole golf course and the only public course on the Bay

Getting to Crandon Park: Park Entrance, Fees, Parking

Bill Baggs State Park Entrance

Crandon Park is located in Key Biscayne. Getting to Key Biscayne from Miami is easy via the Rickenbacker Causeway, which is a toll bridge. It will cost you $1.50 to cross, you only pay once when entering Key Biscayne.

There are gorgeous views of the Miami skyline and the bay as you cross the bridge which alone are just worth the toll price.

Follow the main road, Crandon Park will be on the left. There are entrances for the North and South Beaches. Park Fee is $7 per vehicle on weekends

There is plenty of parking, in fact, Crandon Park has some of the largest parking lots of any of the local beaches, but on weekends the lots fill up quick.

View Key Biscayne Beaches in a larger map

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Crandon Park at a Glance

Where?: Key Biscayne at 4000 Crandon Boulevard

Parking: Plentiful, but tight on weekends.

Entrance/Parking Fee: $7 per Vehicle on weekends

Lifeguards: Yes

Restrooms and Showers: Yes

Other ammenities: beach chair and umbrella rentals, kayak rental and launch, paved paths for walking and biking, biking rentals, paddleboards and kitesurfing

Beach at Crandon Park Key Biscayne

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