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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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Matheson Hammock Park is very scenic and the view is beautiful! We enjoyed our time here!

My friend showed me this beautiful park from her hometown. It is beautiful. I got to see my first needlefish and we saw shorebirds, a beautiful view of downtown Miami and more. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
Marcia A
Boynton Beach, Florida

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived in Miami twenty plus years and this was my first visit to this park. No one had ever recommended it to me before until recently. We went an paid an entry fee of $7.00 just to ride around and have a look. If you like to see mangroves, they are there. If you want to trailer your... More 

Thank Edith P
Lake City, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel that we are staying in recommended the manmade atoll at Matheson Hammock Park as a great place to swim and see some exotic fish. With this in mind we wanted to make sure that we made time to visit while in Miami. This was a huge mistake. While the park did offer some pretty impressive views of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disgusting beach!! It's a black atoll with sticky sand and oily water. I will never go back again ever and I wouldn't recommend it at all!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is super calm. It's perfect for families with kids and for couples that don't like the noise beaches (such as: miami beach). Note: You have to bring your own umbrella and chairs.

1 Thank Grecia D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I bought bikes for the first time and thought of this place to break them in. It was peaceful and adventurous at the same time. My boys, 5 and 8, loved the muddy puddles where the tide was high and the stops along the path to catch crabs digging in their holes. We enjoyed this park as... More 

1 Thank Catherine I
Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

You reach Matheson Hammock Park after a long lovely drive on Old Cutler Road past luxurious homes, private schools, gated estates, and wonderful foliage. The turn when it comes is unexpected and easy to miss but it's worth doubling back. When you follow the long road through more foliage, you can turn to the right for the marina or proceed... More 

Thank Alma K
Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My friend showed me this beautiful park from her hometown. It is beautiful. I got to see my first needlefish and we saw shorebirds, a beautiful view of downtown Miami and more. I am looking forward to going back and seeing more.

1 Thank Marcia A
Hollywood, Florida
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546 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Park does not have a biking/walking trail. The park does have roads that have access to beautiful beach, fishing area,and amazing forest area great for picture. Price for entrance $7.00

1 Thank lalocadr19
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

atoll beach, nice restaurant and picnic area, however cleanliness is lacking. the kids are protected and the beach is lifeguarded. best aspect is the location, which affords a fantastic view of the sea, the palm trees and miami beach in the distance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Finding Matheson Hammock Park was really easy and there is a $7 parking fee before entering the park. After you pay and enter, DO NOT FOLLOW THE SIGN THAT SAYS "WADING BEACH." It doesn't actually take you to the beach, if you go up a hill road and then reach a bumpy road filled with holes, you have been tricked... More 

1 Thank Tamanisha J

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