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“Great ride”

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
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Ranked #49 of 347 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great ride”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We spent a Sunday morning riding in Key Biscayne and decided to cross the bridge to Virginia Key. Since we came by bike we were not charged the $6 / car entrance fee. This fee seems very small if you plan to spend a family day at the beach. We were surprised by how well laid out the whole park area is. It was an easy ride through the main road and some side roads. I remember coming to this beach in the 80's and even though it was quiet and serene, it had fallen into disrepair. At the northern end we found excellent mountain trails maintained by volunteers. At first we were a little hesitant, but were so glad we tried out the "novice" trail that had picture perfect views of downtown Miami and Miami Beach. The volunteer crew even lent us a couple of helmets which we had not brought. There are many areas undergoing restoration which will hopefully restore the native hammocks and beach areas. Will return to try out the biking trails again and also try out the hiking trails.

Visited August 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Hiking the biking trIls.”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Dont miss this oppertunity to enjoy 3 plus mils of hiking, just have to look back every so often for bikers. 1.75 to enter Key Biscayne & 6.00 to enter the trails. Well worth it. Best trail to hike Highway to hell. More elevation than you might think. Start out following the trail signs and always take the more difficult trails when asked. The trail is a loop back to the parking.You wont be sorry this is the best in Miami.mwhen done head over to Wiskey Joe's for a cold one.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank GassonG
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Very close but far away”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I was recently at Virginia Key Beach Park. Just across from Miami Sea Aquarium. The section of beach I visited did not have lifeguards. It was a Friday morning and the park/beach was eerily quiet for a place so close to a metropolis like Miami. The section of beach/park I was at seemed to have no official presence. There was a sign that said no swimming, but there really wasn't anybody to stop you if you wanted. If you want peace and solitude on a beach, on a weekday by all means go here.

Visited July 2013
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“Great workout and awesome trails”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I love riding in these trails, the views are amazing, is very clean, you can sign up for daily updates so in case of rain they can let u know if its closed or still open, I always have a great time, besides on the weekends after the workout my family does bbq's right there by the beach. It pretty much has everything!

Visited July 2013
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Coral Gables, Florida, United States
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“he $6 Insult”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Came this morning got to the entrance handed the guy a $5 bill he said it was six i asked when it went up he sarcastically said " like months ago" ...weeks ago i was going to come but didnt have cash only card and at that time it was $5 so i asked if he had needed a dollar for something. he said nothing. Feeling insulted i carried on to see a cop car parked in the middle of the street he approached my vehcle and asked what i was doing and where i was going in an interrogating tone(need i mind u i was not speeding or anything of the sort) asked if there were beaches there that thats where i was heading he says you can go now there were no signs and a fork in the rd so i asked him which way to go for the beaches he just looked back and said you csan go asked again which way says again you can go ahead. Got to beach it was like a ghost town all lots on the way to main area were closed off, nature trail closed off. i was wondering if the beach was opened at all. it was a ghost town even the raccoon looked sick that i saw. then i read somehing about a restoration project on a posterboard lasting till dec 2013 ...this place was a $6 insult. Do your self a favor drive a bit more south and visit bill baggs state park or crandon park. VA Key should not be open. Its very shady. Unpleasant experience to say the least. Its ashame to because you can see potential there but they shouldnt be charging their made up admission prices when nothing is open. >:(

Visited July 2013
4 Thank Harry B
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