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Best Beaches in Miami

By :Margie Chavez 0 comments
Best Beaches in Miami
The pandemic is now seemingly under control at the moment… deep breath and fingers crossed as I dare utter those words… we really hope this is the case.  Most restaurants are at full capacity and hotesl, bars and tourist attractions are open using guidelines provided by the CDC.  We are seeing an influx of tourist and locals hitting the beaches in sunny So Flo.  Tourism and locals are pumping blood through our economic arteries again.   There are license plates from all over the country, Cali, Texas, N.Y. just to name a few.  With the dark cloud of quarantine being lifted off of our lives and the majority of the country still experiencing a brutal winter, it is no wonder why so many people are flocking to our beaches.  There are a number of options in Miami when it comes to our powdery sand paradise.  From family friendly beaches to swinging single spots and dog friendly areas and a little in between. 

Hobie Island Beach Park is an excellent dog friendly spot offering beautiful city vista views and watersport gear rentals.  The shore line is narrow and the sand is compact.  There is some shade provided by palm trees, but its best to bring your own umbrellas.  Very important to note that the parking is extremely limited but free.  To avoid not finding a spot, arrive early before 9 am.  The water is tranquil, so great for pups.  Its not the most crystal clear water or powdery sand, but if a city view with the pooch is what your in the mood for, this is a great spot.

South Pointe Beach is near historic Ocean Drive.  This gem is what Miami Beach is all about.  The sand is white and powdery.  Emerald blue ocean water.  A mix of locals, tourists and families.  There are chair and umbrella rentals.  The beach gets pretty busy though.  There are parking garages and metered parking, but you have to arrive early to nab one.  There are bathrooms and showers to rinse off too.  There are plenty of cute cafes and bistros lining the streets for lunch after the beach.  The menu options differ from pizza,  burgers, cocktails to more gourmet options as well. 

Crandon Park is an 808 acre urban park in metropolitan Miami located at the northern part of Key Biscayne.  It is connected to mainland Miami via the Rickenbacker causeway.  There is a fee of $20.00 per car to come in to the beach and park your car.  They have picnic tables, barbeque areas, plenty of shade, snack and soda bars, water fountains for kids to play in, merry go rounds, monkey bars.  You will see gatherers celebrating birthday parties under their for rent cabanas.  You will also see tons of native iguanas in this area.  This is a very family orientated spot to soak in the rays.  Parking is plentiful, but its best to arrive early just in case.  There are also great bike trails if you bring your wheels.  Roller bladders can enjoy rolling over miles of paved boardwalks. 

No matter which beach you choose to enjoy, don’t forget your essentials.. A cooler with ice for snacks, beach chairs and umbrellas if you don’t want to rent, your sunscreen, beachball, radio, and most importantly, your  our sand free, fast drying towel is THE BEST beach travel essential.  Chase the sun and leave the sand at the beach with


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