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Matheson Hammock Park

9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
305-665-5475
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a great little swimming hole for families especially - do yourself a favor and walk the mangrove hiking trail; you really feel far away from Miami if you do this. Don't let a little "flooding" scare you either - it's a real pleasure to let a little saltwater wash over your feet as you approach the Bay.

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Marysville, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We are new to the Miami area and had been searching for a great beach. We specifically wanted easy access to a kayak launch point, a sandy swim beach, and easy parking. We found all this and more here. The swim beach is a protected saltwater pool, with a 360* beach around it. Palm trees and patches of grass make... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Wonderful place! Great for babies and big people Very safe with friendly lifeguard keeping the rules

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

How can they charge for a place like this? Why don't you clean up the place a little bit first? Dirty and smelly water, dirty sand, dirty toilets...

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Miami, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Matheson Hammock is a well-kept local secret, and for good reason: its pretty awesome. I've been going to the circle beach since I was a kid, and even though it's not quite as enchanting as it used to be, it's still really cool. It's also a convenient place to launch your boat for a day out in the water, and... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I visited Matheson Hammock Park often when I was little and decided to drop by today to see how it has changed. The front area of the park where there is a lake and shaded picnic area has free admission and parking. Down the road however there is a guard gate where there is a fee to access the beach,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Its probably more like a lagoon then, a beach..its a really nice place if you have children that aren't quite old enough to experience south beach...nice quiet laid back atmosphere, we had a pretty good time. ..

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coral gables, fl usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spent many a day here with my children over the years! Great place for families and play dates! Worth the park fee to enter! Can be hard to find parking on busy weekends so always stuck to week days. A favorite stop after school pick up! Wonderful restaurant, Red Fish, as well! Beautiful views! Just watch out for the raccoon's!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Matheson Hammock is a family safe park with a safe swimming area for the kids and an area to take water lessons, such as sailing, windsurfing...etc. A marina is near by and a full service good restaurant as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A quite park away from busy metro city. $5 entry ticket! which was worth it. Easy parking on weekdays. This is a great park to spend a dag with your family especially when you have little kids. Park had a little beach which is very shallow, 5 feet max (I guess). This is man made beach. For some reason it's... More

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