Key Biscayne is an island community just five miles from downtown Miami. It is also one of the prime enclaves for Miami’s super-rich jetset community. But the best things about visiting Key Biscayne are the Crandon Beach Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida Recreation Area.
Crandon Park has three miles of white sandy beach with a wonderful sandbar for wading that keeps riptides away. Crandon Beach has been named one of the best beaches in America by numerous magazines such as “Parenting” and “Family Fun”. You do have to pay a modest per-car charge, but it is well worthwhile.
Hidden Gem! Sea Turtles: Many turtles lay their eggs on the beaches of Key Biscayne. The eggs are collected in the morning by park rangers from Crandon and put in the turtle hatchery. Beginning in August or September the Rangers will hold “Turtle Walks” an excellent programme that allows you to be a part of releasing the hatchlings back into the sea
Bill Baggs Cape Florida Recreation Area has been rated as one of the top fifteen beaches in America for the past 8 years by Dr. Beach with 1.25 miles of wide sandy beachfront! The lighthouse is the oldest building in South Florida built in 1825 and it is possible to do tours on certain days.