We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matheson Hammock Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Phone Number: 305-665-5475
Website
Activities: Biking

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 188 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Still enjoyable!

I grew up going to Matheson Hammock Park and Beach. It was a childhood and teen hangout in my earlier yers, and I still visit it now over 50 years later. I still enjoy it, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
George S
,
Ocala, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Coral Gables, Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Been going to this place since I was a kid, have taken my kids and now my grandson. I love going over there early in the morning for some yoga and meditation and a nice walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This park is nice to come and have a picnic at or ride your bike..Stay away from the little beach area! The sand is dark, the water is black with a whole bunch of crabs and fishes in it you cant see where you are stepping. This beach is ideal for people with babies and small children as the water... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a beautiful Park with an artificial beach that feeds from open waters. Lately (July 2015) the water has been very dirty with mushy algae and oil from the close by a marina. There are flying fishes around and last time I visited, there were dead fish also. A swimmer said it's because people fishing and throwing back into... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sebastopol, California
Level Contributor
73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This may be a great place for boaters. Or to have dinner at the restaurant. To come here to spend the day swimming? Not for us. Thought we'd give this a try after not coming here for many years. It is not a very clean looking or appealing beach. Not happy to pay to get in to such a dirty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Teddington
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On my recent visit to Miami my friend took me to Matheson Hammocks to chill out. You pay $6 to park but the place is stunning. Definitely recommend this place.. A piece of paradise :) we also watched the July 4th celebrations in the evening. It's a great place to do this. We must have seen 9 different displays in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful bay view and relaxing atmosphere. Bring your chair and a book and spend a wonderful time with nature. They have a great restaurant and the food is great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ocala, Florida
Level Contributor
56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I grew up going to Matheson Hammock Park and Beach. It was a childhood and teen hangout in my earlier yers, and I still visit it now over 50 years later. I still enjoy it, but there are a lot of beer cans almost everywhere you look now. The maintenance could be better, it's overcroweded, but it's still very enjoyable.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A beautiful lagoon and swimming area. A great area to take young children and let them wade in the water. They have a marina and a boat ramp. A perfect place to take photos also.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Definitely not pet friendly. Not the beach area. The walks and trails are but they're a bit far ( walking distance) from the beach. There's a park immediately after entering the road that leads to the beach and before the paying station. This park is great, it has a lake and it also has trails, picnic tables, etc. it's pet... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

If you've been to this place you're probably not a local or maybe you're a tourist. This place is disgusting and when you read the sight at the entrance it says something about risk of illness from swimming. My sister came out of the water saying that she is itchy and that there's brown gunk in the water. Honestly last... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Matheson Hammock Park also viewed

 

Been to Matheson Hammock Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Matheson Hammock Park

Address: 9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Phone Number: 305-665-5475
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Matheson Hammock Park and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Matheson Hammock Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?