Pelican Harbor Marina 1275 NE 79 Street
Miami, Florida 33138
Pelican Island, just over 400 yards offshore from the Pelican Harbor Marina, is like a large private picnic pavilion. Two enormous "chickees," or open huts with specially thatched roofs can seat 100 people each at their built-in tables and benches. Eighteen barbecue grills are scattered over the 10-acre island, with 40 picnic tables and three smaller chickees. There are horseshoe pits and a sand volleyball court, and the entire site is planted with native vegetation and flowering plants.