Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
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7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Located off of Miami's Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne, this beach features a vintage carousel and train ride.
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Ary
Miami, FL13 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We love this hidden gem. We have do the bike trail which is an amazing experience no matter your level of expertise. And we have launched out kayak from its calm beaches, crossing over to Key Biscayne.
Written 3 July 2022
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paisleyschoolhouse
Southampton, Canada34 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a different kind of beach than you are perhaps expecting. The sandy part is kept natural - so not raked and groomed. Obviously of great benefit to the surrounding nature and I am delighted that there are areas striving to keep the natural world in mind. It is also a deeply historic and fascinating place as it harkens back to a time when the black community was kept off the beaches and away from any shoreline recreation. In response to the great need to service this population's reasonable desires for equality, the first coloured beach was formed. This is the vestiges of that historic and important era. There are historic plaques and some historic buildings. The carousel has been refurbished (though as yet not operating) and a tourist train (also not operating). If you love American history, this place is important and we are lucky there is so much of it to see and from which to learn. And yes, the water is lovely.

There is a fee of $8 per car - nominal and helps support this historic park. There is a free and informative tour given by a friendly, accommodating young man named Charlie. Charlie knows his flora and fauna and his history and is a passionate supporter of the work being done at this gem location. Shelters can be rented and when we were there a big private party with live music was happening. This beach is what you make of it and we loved it.
Written 9 April 2022
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Gabe Da Russian
3 contributions
Mar 2022
This park has the bets trails for mountain biking in all of Florida, I am a regular here and have contributed to trail building myself every weekend as well as a good mountain biker and can say that they are maintained and serviced regularly as well as updated too so you always have a new challenge. As of right now there are 17 trails, a learning area for drops, dirt jumps that are being built, and a beginner/kid area for kids to practice their skill on near the entrance. The entry fee is $8 per car but will be free if you enter via bicycle or on foot! Remember to wear your helmets as they are mandatory on the trails and be mindful of more experienced riders. Be safe, respectful and have fun!
Written 2 March 2022
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DiverM
Jupiter, FL576 contributions
Nov 2021
We watched a video on the park before we drove over and it was really interesting. Google Maps put us in another park nearby with an $8 entrance fee so be careful. We checked that out for a while and then asked where the historic stuff was and they told us it was in the next park. We walked over as I didn't want to pay another $8 for a short time. It takes about 30 minutes to walk between the parks on a trail and the beach.

We were a little disappointed as there was not that much to see. There were a number of signs explaining the history which was interesting. The Carousel was closed and it's not even possible to see anything. Maybe this park would be really interesting with a tour. There are some remnants of the railroad.
Written 9 November 2021
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Aiyana Hayes
Atlanta, GA31 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
I booked a free eco historic tour with Charlie. We did the tour on 2/13/21. Charlie was very understanding of us being 5 minutes late for the tour. He was very positive, professional, and honest. We began the tour and he painted a detailed picture of the historical significance of the park to the African American community. The tour also included some very key facts about the beach’s progression from the 1950s and 1960s to now. Although the tour was free, we tipped Charlie because of his very in-depth explanation and his passion for upholding the beauty and ecology of this beach. We did a photo op at the cabins which were so beautifully painted and maintained. This beach also has the worlds largest sandcastle which is a magnificent sight itself. The beach was definitely well maintained and I would recommend anyone visit during their time in Miami. The improvements and additions that are going to be made in the next few years will only further enrich the experience of this historical gem.
Written 15 February 2021
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Daniela
Buenos Aires, Argentina10 contributions
Oct 2019
Really quiet beach. It has parking and walking and bike paths. Well maintained facilities.
Really nice place to spend the day,
Written 20 November 2019
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Linda P
Troy, MO78 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
I was surprised at how much sea glass I was able to find. Lots of coral and shells to collect. Nice walk along the beach or walk the nature trails.
Written 26 October 2019
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Laura S
Miami, FL41 contributions
May 2019 • Family
I recently spent the day at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. It’s a small beach park with lots of parking (it has more space for cars than people on the beach).
The beach is not as sandy as I would have liked it, you can walk for half a block into the water just watch for the seaweed on the bottom and the jet skiers on the top!
Written 9 May 2019
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387indy
Coral Springs, FL4,762 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Virgina Key is a beautiful historic beach. The park has parking, tan sand so bring bug spray. They have walking and bike pathes. The facilities are maintained.
Written 16 April 2019
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Teakwo23
Palm Harbor, FL4,660 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
A giant sand castle awaits you when you enter. Lots of picnic benches and shelters. Huge play ground for kids.
Written 11 February 2019
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