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The Best Beaches In Florida
Virginia Key , Key Biscayne.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Virginia Key Is Truly A Tropical Paradise
Florida has some beautiful beaches and Virginia Key is a tropical paradise that people love to visit. You could actually shoot Survivor on Virginia Key and as you can see in the one photo Miami is there just over the horizon. But it is one of the most unspoiled places in Florida.
If your looking for a place where yours will be the only footprints and pelicans and dolphins play all around you then Virginia Key may be just the place for you. The historic Virginia Key Park is located at 4020 Virginia Beach Drive Key Biscayne.
There is plenty of free parking but be warned that it is very very busy on the weekends. Virginia Key Beach is quite often listed on various lists as one of the best beaches in Miami. Virginia Key Beach is located at 3701 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. The beach is open daily from 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. and there is an admission fee.
There is a tiny shack of a restaurant located there called Jimbo's. They actually do have pretty good food. Especially the smoked fish.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State ParkClick thumbnail to view full-size
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
The Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is one of if not the most beautiful places on earth. One of the best things is the historic lighthouse built in 1825 and it is the oldest standing man made structure anywhere in the area.
There is more than one mile of the most beautiful beach in Florida there in the park and people come there to sunbathe , walk , and play in the ocean there. Anglers can try their luck along the seawall along Biscayne Bay for some of the best shoreline fishing in the world.Kayaking is also a popular sport in the park.
Guided tours of the lighthouse keepers cottage and the lighthouse are given twice daily Thursdays - Mondays. Ask the person giving the tours about the ghost stories. Overnight boat camping is allowed in No Name Harbor. And there are two great restaurants located here called The Lighthouse Cafe , and The Boaters Grill. I can recommend either restaurant.
The lighthouse built in 1825 is one of my favorite places in Florida. I have always wanted to visit the lighthouse at night but so far I have not been able to. I know it would have to be so beautiful on a full moon night.
Lummus Park Beach , South BeachClick thumbnail to view full-size
Lummus Park Beach , South Beach
Lummus Park Beach , South Beach is located in Miami Florida from 5th street to 23 street and this is the beach that people go to be seen on and people love to go here to watch other people. On Lummus Park Beach there is really no telling what famous person you may see walk by.
There are good waves and there is a surf area on the south end of the beach near the rocks. If your looking for a quite tranquil beach this isn't it. But it is well worth the extra effort it may take you to visit here. There are all kinds of restaurants , clubs , shops , and etc. located just off the beach. Parking can be hard here but if you look around you can find a parking space. Just be careful not to park in no parking areas because you will get towed.
You will find all kinds of other beaches in the area here. Ask in the shops and restaurants what beach you should visit. Safety especially for your belongings should be practiced here. Leave most of your money locked in the hotel room safe or in your car trunk. Keep a eye on your belongings. And in the evenings especially after dark stay near other people and the more crowded areas. The more public areas are usually well patrolled by the police so you are usually very safe. Just don't go into unlighted dark areas and you will have a happy and safe vacation.
Bahia Honda State ParkClick thumbnail to view full-size
Bahia Honda State Park
Bahia Honda State Park located at mile marker 37 in the Florida Keys is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. You are truly in a tropical paradise like you will see nowhere else in the world. The beaches here are oh so beautiful and as you look around you in wonder I think you will agree that you just may be in the most beautiful tropical paradise you have ever seen.
Here are truly Florida's most beautiful beaches and you just have to go snorkeling here. There is as much beauty below the water here as there is above the water. Kayaking here is the best in the world. Keep your eyes open and watch for the area wildlife.
There is no telling what you may see here and you want to be sure to bring your camera along because your sure to get some great photos here.
Bahia Honda has several great beaches for you to enjoy. Watch as you swim and you may find yourself swimming with playful dolphins. There are camping sites available at Bahia Honda both for tent camping and over night boat camping. And I guarantee you that you will be amazed at the nature and wildlife around you.
Have you been to Bahia Honda State Park. Why not tell us all about it below in the comment section. And thanks for reading my Hub Page on the best beaches in Florida.