Our Beaches Welcome You

Miami-Dade County's glistening, turquoise waters and soft, sandy beaches are the most beautiful in the continental United States.

Miami-Dade County's Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department proudly maintains what has been called the largest linear park in Miami-Dade County, consisting of 17 miles of beaches, from Government Cut in the south to the Miami-Dade County/Broward County line in the north, and including the popular Haulover Beach Park and Crandon Park Beach.

Miami-Dade Parks' beach clean-up crews operate seven days a week, picking up litter as well as cutting and turning seaweed into the sand at the water line

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Haulover Park

Haulover Beach Park contains the largest remaining stretch of undeveloped beach front in Miami-Dade County. Situated just a few miles north of Miami Beach, between Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles Beach, this 1.4-mile beach park attracts visitors from around the world most notably for its pristine white sand shores, open ocean surf, beautiful coastal vegetation, and access to recreational activities.

The park offers food concessions, a kite store, beach chair and umbrella rentals, and picnic areas with tables and grills, a full-service marina, a bark park, and beach area for dogs. With access to the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway and Baker's Haulover Cut, there are plenty of opportunities for on and offshore fishing.

Crandon Park Beach

Crandon Park, with nationally ranked golf and tennis facilities and a beautiful two-mile beach, is consistently named among the top ten beaches in the nation. It is one of the most popular recreation destinations in all of Miami-Dade County, enjoyed by millions of residents and tourists each year.

The beach is celebrated for its pristine sand, calm water, winding promenade, concession stands, multiple picnic areas with tables and grills, cabanas, and a beachside carousel. Crandon's famous offshore sandbar protects swimmers from a crashing surf.

A Miami-Dade County Heritage Park, Crandon represents the county's rich ecological history with nature-centered amenities that include Crandon Gardens, the Crandon Park Visitor and Nature Center, and Bear Cut Nature Preserve and Trail, which offers waterfront hiking.

Visitors can also sign up for EcoAdventures where they can bike through tropical hammocks, kayak along the shores of Crandon Park at sunrise, sail Biscayne Bay under a full moon in a 45-foot catamaran, tour the crystal-clear waters of Key Biscayne and mangrove forest of Bear Cut Preserve in a see-through kayak, snorkel along an ancient fossilized reef - one of only two in the world - or partake in fishing activities with opportunities to see colorful sea life.

Sea Turtle Conservation Program

Miami-Dade Parks is responsible for Sea Turtle Conservation in Miami-Dade County. Parks' sea turtle teams identify and protect sea turtle nests and hatchlings along the county coastline. Every day at sunrise, crews conduct a daily survey of this extensive area for sea turtle nests during turtle nesting season, which lasts from May to October.

Miami-Dade Parks Sea Turtle Conservation Programs' work aligns with that of conservationists around the world to protect the endangered sea turtle, whose numbers are a globally recognized indicator of the health of our oceans. Zoo Miami, also a part of the Miami-Dade parks system, operates the first sea turtle hospital in the county to treat injured or sick sea turtles, nursing them back to health so they can be returned to their natural habitats.

Sargassum (Seaweed) Sifting and Removal Work

Over the past several years, South Florida and the Caribbean have experienced high levels of sargassum in coastal waters and on local beaches. While excessive amounts of sargassum in populated areas can be inconvenient, there is no cause for concern and should not deter you from soaking up the sun and enjoying the best of what Miami-Dade has to offer.

Maintaining our beautiful beaches remains a priority for Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. Clean-up crews operate on a daily basis to remove the buildup of seaweed on the water line to ensure your beach-going experience is a pleasurable one. View sargassum clean-up efforts gallery.



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