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Crandon Parks: One of the Best Beaches in the Nation
Crandon Park's beautiful two-mile beach is known as one of the top ten beaches in the nation. The beach is located on Key Biscayne, an old Palm Tree plantation island right off the coasts of Miami. The beach is celebrated for its pristine sand and calm waters. Crandon's famous offshore sandbar protects swimmers from a crashing surf. The sandbar changes constantly because of seasonal squalls, storms and currents. It is enjoyed by many people who swim to it and walk or wade along its length.
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A Beautiful Beach That Will Leave You Breathless
While most tourists flock to South Beach to dip their toes in the sand, the locals know to head to the beach at Crandon Park on the island of Key Biscayne. You'll head about seven miles over a toll road from downtown Miami to picture-perfect paradise. It costs around $1.75 for the toll (cash only) and $6 to enter the park. Bring your own beach chairs and a cooler or grab a bite at one of the snack stands. You'll also find activities like kite boarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and well, beach bums.
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