Crandon Beach is part of Crandon Park, a former coconut plantation, in the middle of exclusive Key Biscayne barrier island. It is frequently listed as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the USA.
The white sandy beach is truly idyllic, facing east and protected from the rough surf by an offshore sandbar. This allows the Atlantic waves to break gently along the shores of this 5-mile-long barrier island which backs onto Biscayne Bay. The clear blue waters are ideal for wading and swimming but the park does not permit any flotation devices.
The beach slopes gently down to a depth of 6-12 feet of water on this low-surf impact beach, depending on the tide. There is a beach watersports concession that offers kiteboard equipment and lessons as the wind and waves provide excellent conditions.
There are 13 elevated lifeguard towers set about 150 yards apart in the busiest areas. Beach wheelchairs are available to assist those with mobility issues. The 2-mile sandy beach is backed by coastal dunes which are home to nesting sea turtles and other wildlife. Crandon Park also has golf and tennis facilities, bike rentals, a fascinating nature centre, eco-tours and a marina.
Nearby are areas of mangroves, coastal hammock and seagrass which are a veritable haven for birds and marine life.
There is a toll for vehicles arriving from Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway.
- Kite surfing
- Wheelchair accessible
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