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“My favorite place in Miamiland” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Matheson Hammock Park

Matheson Hammock Park
9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
305-665-5475
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Coral Gables
Type: Parks, Beaches
Activities: Biking
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Coral Gables, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“My favorite place in Miamiland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

First, there's the water, Biscayne Bay and an inlet sea that is the BEST beach EVER! Never crowded and just beautiful. I've seen two weddings there just by chance. I love to watch the windsurfers and the birds. Then, in great contrast, there's the Mangrove forest with a walking path. I can just lose myself in that place. You have to see it! Too bad, no dogs. I always want to share it with my buddies. Also, a nice fish restaurant, Red Fish, that is excellent when it's good, but a little uneven.

Visited April 2013
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Munich
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20 attraction reviews
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“Experience at Red Fish Grill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you are looking for a nice place to dine, this is an excellent option. Good restaurant and nice view to the lagoon and to the beach. After the dinner, walk around the lagoon

Visited July 2013
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South Miami, Florida
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“A gem on Biscayne Bay !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A beautiful Miami-Dade County Park. One of the few places you can drive right to shores of Biscayne Bay. One of the best views around of the downtown Miami skyline. Great for boat watching, walking, jogging, and swimming. This is not an ocean beach but a man made beach with an atoll pool. Bay water flows in and out with the tide. Makes it safe for small kids to swim and splash. Pool has small bay fish and little crabs etc. There are lifeguards when the beach is open. Restrooms (incl handicapped) nearby. Outdoor showers and changing rooms. Bring a picnic or get a burger from the privately run take out window on the beach during beach hours.
At night the beach and the take out window are closed and The Red Fish Grill opens its dining rooms and patio for upscale mostly seafood dining.
Matheson also has a large marina and boat ramp and a fuel dock with snacks and drinks available.
Can have mosquitos, bring bug spray.
Lots of different sea birds can be seen on the shores and flats off Matheson.
Entry fee is $6.00 per car. Free entry if biking or walking in. Beach is .7 miles from main entrance on Old Cutler Rd. There is a bike path that runs parallel to the main road but it floods at high tide. If biking down the main road you must share the road with cars, trucks and boats being trailered in so take care.
Matheson Hammock Park and Marina is at 9610 Old Cutler Rd, turn east off of Old Cutler Rd onto Matheson Street then drive about .4 miles to the toll booth.
I have been going to Matheson since I was a little kid and my parents before me. It a real tropical gem on Biscayne Bay.

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place to ride a bike, sky surfing or jogging around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Good place and nice view of the Miami downtown skyline. During the weekends is over crowded. During the day around 11am to 3pm you can grab one of the best hamburgers you can have at a restaurant called Red Fish Grill. Water and a small beach are nice for small kids, but when it is crowded it looks like the worst wet'n'wild cheap experience you could ever have

Visited June 2013
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Wheaton, Illinois
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“A Very Nice and Scenic Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a great place to sunbathe or picnic with terrific secnes of Miami beach across the water. You can also swim or sail.

Visited May 2013
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