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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
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A great park for kids and families

this park has a lagoon that is perfect for children and wading. Picnic areas at its edges are a relaxing place to find shade. we rented kayaks and had a lovely paddle in the bay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I have been comign to Matheson Hammock since the 1960's and it remains one of my favorite places in South Florida. It is a small man-made beach on Biscayne Bay with the most unique and spectacular views of the Miami skyline. It also has a marina and a restaurant. It is a ncie place to go see wind kite surfer... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We decided to hike the few miles to the beach today and took the bike path through the dense mangrove forest. Though the mangrove foliage and root systems are beautiful and fascinating, the mosquitoes were the worst I have ever encountered at this location. They bombarded us from all sides like thousands of hypodermic needles. They even stabbed through our... More 

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Bummed out with the South Miami traffic? Sick of being stuck at traffic lights? Roll on over to the Hammock and pack a lunch. Almost like having your own private beach getaway, and you don't have to deal with the drive across the causeway!. Not much to do, but that's not why you come.

Thank scubadoo2000
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

this park has a lagoon that is perfect for children and wading. Picnic areas at its edges are a relaxing place to find shade. we rented kayaks and had a lovely paddle in the bay and on the canals surrounded by mangroves and waterfront homes.

1 Thank theatermomMaryland
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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278 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We added this to our list and were so glad we did. The park and marina are just a lovely place to visit. There is a 45 minute nature trail we did not take because it was late in the afternoon and 98 degrees. The natural beach and pool is something anyone in the area should see. The views of... More 

1 Thank ACW2243
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Enclosed natural water wading pool. very pretty. so relaxing with palm trees and view of Biscayne bay. plenty of parking. Out of town guests looking for a pretty low key local beach area should consider. the enclosed pool is great for kids. There is a good restaurant on site and water sports rental. We paddleboard from here to Coral Gables... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Perfect place for kids,beautiful beach, shallow water and the view is perfect.Great park and marina,nice scenery!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Even though nothing was taken of consequence. Having our rental car back to window smashed & two other rental cars. Ruined what other wise would've been a glorious day. Really impressed with @MiamiDadePD

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Coral Gables, Florida
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a nice beach where children can play in the sand safely and the water is not deep. One concern has to do with the quality of the water. The park indicates the quality on a local board and most of the time it is safe (I have not seen otherwise) but it is a lagoon where the water... More 

1 Thank Andy M
Coral Gables, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

DO NOT SWIM in the Matheson Hammock Park tidal lagoon! Even though presumably the water is refreshed at every high tide, the bacteria in the lagoon remains, and woe be the uninformed bather who develops an ear or eye infection as a result of simple recreational activity there. The mere observation of the number of non-toilet-trained toddlers who relax in... More 

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