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.
There are volleyball nets at the beach...
Plenty of picnic tables and pavillions...
There are Kayak and paddleboard rentals, kiteboarding lessons...
Biking, jogging, rollerblading along the many paths.
For wildlife lovers, there's even a Nature Center that offers many activities and events
Although you don't have to go far to see wildlife all around the park...
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:
On the south side at the South Beach entrance near the main restroom:
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 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.
Where?: Key Biscayne at 4000 Crandon Boulevard
Parking: Plentiful, but tight on weekends.
Entrance/Parking Fee: $7 per Vehicle on weekends
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
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