Miami beaches: ocean and sand paradise
The summer is here and if you are not at the beach your mind surely is. Just picture yourself with your sunglasses on, a cocktail in your hand, with your feet in the warm sand and the ocean breeze running in your hair. If you want to party, windsurf, swim or just sunbathe, the Miami beaches can make any dream come true. So put your swimsuit on and let's discover them.
Hobie Beach (NORTH SIDE OF RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY): Also called the Windsurfer Beach, this beach is located between Brickell, Downtown Miami and Key Biscayne. Hobie is the best beach for windsurf and it was named after the surfboard pioneer Hobie Alter who is known for creating the foam and fiberglass surfboard and for the Hobie Cat catamaran sailing boat line. Here you can rent from windsurf board to jet-ski and sailing boats. Also you can bring your dog because this place is dog friendly.
Matheson Hammock Park Beach (9610 OLD CUTLER ROAD CORAL GABLES): Calm waters, safe and isolated, this place is the ideal paradise for families with small children. Don't forget to bring your hammock!
Bal Harbour Beach (COLLINS AVE. - 96TH ST. TO HAULOVER INLET): This lovely quiet beach is located on the northern tip of Miami Beach, perfect for shell hunting, morning exercise and swimming as the waters are turquoise clear and the sand is soft white.
Crandon Park Beach (6747 CRANDON BLVD., KEY BISCAYNE): It's one of the most equipped beaches in Miami. With 493 acres of park, 75 grills, three parking lots, soccer and softball fields, 18-hole championship golf course, bathrooms and changing facilities, an excellent place for a weekend grill party with your friends and family. Speaking of entertainment possibilities you really have where to choose from, including the Nature Center too, where you can admire exotic flowers, rare fish species and the generous wildlife.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach (1200 S. CRANDON BLVD., KEY BISCAYNE): If you want to commune with the beautiful nature this is the right spot for it. You can hop on your bicycle and take a tour on the trails through the virgin vegetation or you can visit the Cape Florida Lighthouse, the oldest building in the Miami-Dade County. You can also try shoreline fishing or windsurfing or if you are not a sport person you can try the restaurants near by or you can bring your own food and choose a picnic table.
Haulover Beach (10800 COLLINS AVE., MIAMI BEACH): This strip of soft sand is located north of Miami Beach and is ideal for top-to-bottom, no lines tanning as there is a special area for nude sunbathing. There are available other amenities like tennis courts, a golf course, a dog park, a kite flying area and a kite shop.
Virginia Key Beach (4020 VIRGINIA BEACH DRIVE): The best place for being all alone in the middle of the nature just listening to the magnificent sound of the ocean waves. Bring on some food and drinks and you can spend all day long here without being bothered.