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6747 Crandon Blvd

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Beaches, Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Swimming/Pools Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
4.6scorecard
  • 4.5Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Crandon Park comprises the northern portion of Key Biscayne. The key began as a coconut plantation, before being donated with the stipulation that Miami-Dade County uses the land as a public park. With its abundance of activities, it's not hard to spend multiple days exploring the park's offerings. A tennis center, complete with 26 courts, a golf course, a marina and a beach all call the sprawling Crandon Park home.

Past travelers suggested visiting the key during low tide when you can walk out into the ocean and marvel at the numerous tide pools. Visitors were also impressed by the quality of the beaches in Crandon Park, which come complete with palm trees and white sand. Remember to bring food, drinks, chairs and umbrellas, as the island doesn't offer much in terms of amenities, according to recent reviews.

Crandon Park sits about 6 miles southeast of downtown Miami, across the William M. Powell Bridge and the Bear Cut Bridge. The No. 102 bus will take travelers to the key, while travelers who choose to drive must pay a parking fee of $5 on weekdays and $7 on weekends. The park opens at sunrise and closes at sunset, while the office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Check out Crandon Park's website to learn more about the park's history and facilities.

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