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“A gem on Biscayne Bay !”

Matheson Hammock Park
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South Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A gem on Biscayne Bay !”
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
2 Thank Shallowminded1
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Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place to ride a bike, sky surfing or jogging around”
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
1 Thank GuillermoH830
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Wheaton, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Very Nice and Scenic Place”
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
1 Thank Curt K
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Level 6 Contributor
454 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“great park”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a good family park where you can go bike riding swimming in a small ocean area and enjoy the outdoors. You can also enjoy the boats and people watch. The place is cool and surrounded by a natural habitat.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank cazu247
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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good choice”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

For us that live in Miami and have kids, we looking for secure area for picnic and beach. This park provide both...for people.that enjoy the beach have a seclude beach, man buildng, white sand, marina, picnic area, fishing area. The park have a restauranrt that I recommend: Red Fish Grill. The area have scenics views and is perfect for biking...is close to Fairchild Tropical Garden.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Nicky R
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