April 2021 by Jr Vega
Really nice beach, the trees are wonderful. A nice escape if you don't want to go to Miami Beach.
April 2021 by Stephanie S
2 stars is generous. Super shallow seaweed filled water. $18 to rent an umbrella with no chairs. Would have cost us $51 for umbrella and 3 chairs not including $5 parking. What a horrible way to end our vacation. Earlier we went to a public beach in Clearwater. $29 for a beautiful cabana and chairs, perfect water and no trash. Trash all over the walkways and parking lot here.
April 2021 by Margaret P.
We were looking forward to a great family day at the beach. We were told we had to take our tent down. Still trying to figure out why? We were not near the lifeguard tower and stayed way back by the trees. We were told we can go rent umbrellas but no tent. we had grandma with us and the sun is to brutal for her. What happened to the day when we could have a family day at the beach without spending to much. $7 parking is fine but to make us rent umbrellas was ridiculous. Can't Go anywhere in Miami without having to spend so much money and now the beach is one of them. Makes me so upset Because there is no valid excuse.
March 2021 by David Reyna
Loved this beach, got to escape from the south beach crowd, just a 25 minute drive from midtown Miami. Plenty of parking, just have to make a small walk to the beach front, 2 chairs with umbrella for $25, and there’s a restaurant that serves alcoholic drinks and some food, you can order from your phone and they’ll deliver! Not too crowded, definitely gonna be my go to spot when I visit.
March 2021 by Penny Kiffin
Large park with beach. restaurants and picnic tables throughout. The shoreline had a lot of seaweed, and the water didn't look very clean.. The majority of people there didn't have on masks.?
March 2021 by Julio Martinez
Wonderful place. Public bathrooms have been locked both times I visited. Food delivery from restaurant by quad bike on the beach. Sandbar percet for kids to play on. Trees to hang hammocks. Not very crowded.
March 2021 by Brian McCahill
Tons of fun, cheap and plentiful parking. Food stands, and plenty of clean beach. I had a great time!! You will not be disappointed
March 2021 by snpkelley
The water was nice but the sand was not. There was a guy guarding the bathroom and you were not allowed in without a mask ( in a state with no mask mandate and it was an outhouse).
March 2021 by Ra H
Great park to visit while on Key Biscayne. There are walking and bike trails aside from beach facilities. There have food and drink vendors and bathrooms. The water is amazing! There seems to be a big kiteboarding presence there often, so the conditions could be favorable but I really couldn’t say for sure. Definitely a nice park I like to visit while riding bikes.
March 2021 by Cristina O.
I had not been to Crandon Park in YEARS. I had always associated it with large & loud family gatherings with lots of kids, too-loud merengue playing & a poor lechon or 2 on a spit. Not really my jam, especially when I'm after some beach therapy. Recently, after failing to find parking along Key Biscayne, I kept driving & decided to check out Crandon. All I can say is WOW. The beach was beautiful & serene, water was perfect. Tons of sandbars & kite surfers in the distance. It was a beautiful beach day & I will absolutely be back soon.
February 2021 by Michael_Eagle24
Beautiful beach experience. We went on a Friday afternoon in February so it was pretty empty and most of the amenities were closed. But the main bathrooms were open, along with the cabana and rental shop. The palm trees, clear blue water, and quiet atmosphere made for a completely relaxing afternoon. A few drawbacks: the water was totally still -- no waves at all. If you like that, then great! The sand was pretty coarse. I'm told the sand farther south in Bill Baggs is nicer. If you try to take the bus back into Miami, do not plan to leave Crandon around rush hour. Buses usually run every 20? minutes, but during COVID they operate at partial capacity and are completely full when they leave town in Key Biscayne a few stops before Crandon. Four buses drove past our bus stop before we ordered an Uber. *Uber is almost always cheaper than Lyft in Miami*
February 2021 by Katie Laskowska
I almost don't want to share how amazing of a park this is, because I fear reviews like mine will make it packed in the future. But WOW. This park was nearly empty both times I visited, has a beautiful beach with chairs (that are technically for rent but everyone just uses them anyway), and beautiful sunsets. Parking is $5 and that is the only fee you pay to use this park (other than having to take the toll road to make it into Biscayne). Please be mindful of what time it is- The first time I came, I stayed through the sunset and discovered that my parked car was now stuck at the lot due to a security gate getting locked right at 6:30pm. This is my only reason for removing one star. While I was able to get out thanks to a security guard, you might not be so lucky. But truly such a gem in the city. The park has park rangers who are also really friendly and helpful.There is also a little hut by the beach where you can buy food and alcohol. Sadly the owners/managers of it do not take masks seriously, and my food order was also completely forgotten about after I had already been waiting 30 minutes for them to make it. I do not encourage buying anything from this establishment until they make some serious changes. But please do not let that change your opinion of the park itself!
February 2021 by kristiano
White sand and more island vibe than south beach. Can get windy at times. Great sand bars and rows of palm trees to the great photos. The sun is strong the water is warm and calm. Long Beach stretch great view to miami. Parking is affordable and there is plenty depending on day. There is a great beach shack for food and even conch sandwiches. Enjoy the photos!!
January 2021 by SergioErickSPS
excellent beach to visit and a close drive from Miami. it was clean and with a good atmosphere clear water, coconut trees, showers and changing room.... a good alternative for a day at the beach
January 2021 by Sarah P.
Crandon is a dream beach/ area. Here is some history I found about the place. Once part of the largest coconut plantations in the U.S., Crandon Park was owned by the wealthy Commodore William John Matheson. In 1940, the Matheson family so generously donated over 800 acres to the county under the condition that Miami-Dade would create a public park there. But first, a bridge needed to be built connecting Key Biscayne to the mainland. Seven years later, Rickenbacker Causeway was born and Crandon Park officially opened to the public. The Park was home to Miami's first zoo -- with some animals that were rescued from a traveling circus -- until 1981, when Crandon Park Zoo moved south and was renamed Miami MetroZoo. The zoo is no more, but there's still lots to do at Crandon Park, located on the northside of Key Biscayne. Spend the day lounging at the beach, but don't forget sunblock, Miami's rays are strong. If activity and adventure are more your speed, grab a partner and engage in a friendly tennis match. With volleyball nets on the sand, it's easy to get a pickup game going with family, friends or even like-minded strangers. Golf is an option, too. If you've brought the kiddos along, exploring nature might be right up your alley. There are plenty of bird species you'll spot as well as fish and even a couple of iguanas. If you're really lucky, you'll see dolphins or manatees out on the water. Get your cameras ready but always stay an appropriate distance away from wild animals for your safety and theirs.