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Matheson Hammock Park

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Address: 9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Phone Number: 305-665-5475
Activities: Biking
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Away from the congestion.

A great place to marvel in the beauty of Florida and not be surrounded by traffic and noise. A great place to get a different perspective of Miami and the surrounding natural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Frank Francis P
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North Miami Beach
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North Miami Beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A great place to marvel in the beauty of Florida and not be surrounded by traffic and noise. A great place to get a different perspective of Miami and the surrounding natural beauty. Boating buffs paradise great launch sites and fantastic surroundings. Even a place to eat and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to the Matheson Hammock park because it was supposed to be good for young children as the water is very shallow in the man made atoll. The beach itself is ok, nothing above average, there are tables for picnics and it is large enough to accommodate large groups. The main problem is the water. It is shallow, which... More 

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the road
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been in Coconut Grove, Miami, for two weeks now staying with a friend. If you have been to Miami in the last few years, you know how hot, crowded and noisy it is, with some of the worst traffic anywhere. As a lover of nature and all it’s peace and beauty, I have been hard pressed to find... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
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9 helpful votes 9 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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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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