Situated in the heart of Key Biscayne in Miami, we find the heavenly Crandon Park Beach.
Crandon Park Beach’s beauty and location make it incomparable, a treasured beach of Miami with a lively and harmonious vibe that invites you to revel in the turquoise waters and the golden sand of its coast.
Crandon Park was the largest coconut plantation in the United States. In 1940, the owners of the land, the Mathesons, decided to donate almost 809 acres (327 hectares) of their property to Dade County (now Miami-Dade County) for the construction of a public park.
The county commissioner at the time Charles H. Crandon promised to build a maritime causeway that would connect Key Biscayne with the mainland providing passage into an unexplored and unknown paradise to all the denizens of Miami.
Unfortunately, the impact that the World War II had delayed the ongoing construction project, which would finally be completed in 1947. At one time the Park was even home to a zoo, later on the animals were moved to what is known today as the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens.
Adventure and family fun
Crandon Park boasts a large coastline shaded by beautiful palm trees that will shelter you from the hot sun of South Florida.
If you want to practice water sports you may go to the area north of the beach, where the swell is slightly more intense and surfers can take advantage of the waves; however, if you are looking for a more familiar and mild ambience, then go to the southern area where water is less choppy.
Crandon Park has public grills and tables for your family picnic. There are cabanas with private showers to rent; moreover, it features beach volleyball and tennis courts, as well as a spectacular golf course.
Ecology to explore
Crandon Park Beach will also be a fascinating adventure for nature lovers, considering that the park has a very diverse ecosystem: dunes, mangroves, coastal hammock and many seagrass beds. In addition, the Crandon Park Nature Center displays exotic plants, rare fish species and a remarkable wildlife. The Bear Cut Preserve is a natural Environment Study Area, therefore we suggest asking for a guided tour by experts and naturalists to discover the riches of this beautiful treasure in Key Biscayne.
All in all, if you love tranquility and nature, this is, without any doubt, the destination that is going to capture your attention and you will probably fall in love with.