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“A quiet beach experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
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Private Tour: Miami Nighttime Sightseeing
Ranked #53 of 315 things to do in Miami
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Owner description: Located off of Miami's Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne, this beach features a vintage carousel and train ride.
Bodden Town, Grand Cayman
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146 reviews
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“A quiet beach experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I lived in Miami for approx 3 years while I attended graduate school. For me, the thrill of South Beath got old fast because it was quite a drive from where I lived, parking was expensive, drinking was expensive, the beach was always crowded, and there is absolutely no shade. However, Virginia Key was the opposite. I first went with some family that lived in the area and it was closer, parking inexpensive (per day, not hour), coolers are allowed, much less crowded (more families, etc), and there are trees!

Visited September 2012
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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“13 hour drive and worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Traveled here from NC for the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance! Camped on the beach for several days and I must say it was very enjoyable! The attendants were pleasant, the landscape and groundskeeping was great, and the park was beautiful! And I'd like to add, for someone who loves showering, the bath house here was quite comfortable, HOT water and a friendly attendant! There are raccoons on the island that like to come out at night and crocodiles. I never personally encountered one of the two except for from afar. If you are camping, don't leave food out in the tent or you may find a creature or two joining you in the tent. But, the beaches are quiet and the view of the Miami skyline, especially at night is a must-see. Two Thumbs Up! I'll be back!

Visited February 2013
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“Great quiet place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Although part of the park is underconstruction, most of the park is still enjoyable. The trees grow right up near the shore offering plenty of shade.. There are benches and tables located along the beach as well as the little playground area. I had a pleasant experience. There are insects in the foliage so you might want to wear repellent or just stay out of the trees :) it's a very scenic place ,, great for photos.

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Miami, Florida
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“Really dirty beach”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I took three kids to this beach this week and this beach was disgusting. Trash and broken glass everywhere. Sea grass growing close to shore and one of the only good parts is that we saw huge crabs here. There are picnic tables and some tiki hut covers. Come on Miami, clean up your beaches. Cost 6 dollars to enter. Don't recommend.

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