About Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Miami
Crandon Park is to be found on the northern part of the island of Key Biscayne, Miami. Sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the island is connected to mainland Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway, which ensures lots of visitors all year round.
Crandon Park has over 3km of gorgeous, soft sandy beaches. Located on the northeast of the island is Crandon Park's Kite Beach or North Beach. A great spot, with a designated kite zone, the sea here is very flat, providing an excellent training ground for the more experienced, while 300 metres out to sea, a sand bank creates head-high waves. Occasionally, larger swells produce overhead surf.
The windy season lasts from October to April - although it's not always that windy; so you will definitely need to pack some large kites. Wind speed in season ranges from 15-25 knots and rarely gets any faster. The winds usually have some east in them, with the best direction being a northerly wind, blowing cross to cross-onshore. March to May has the most reliable wind, and also coincides with the summer, when the warm water temperature means you can get away with boardies. In the winter months, you’ll definitely need a wetsuit.
Traveling to Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Miami
Getting to Crandon Park is quite straightforward, as Miami International airport serves most international destinations. Once in Miami, you can arrange car hire, minibus, taxi - or even a limo, should you want to arrive in more opulent style. The airport is just a short distance from Crandon Park - about 20km, and literally three roads.
Facilities At Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Miami
Crandon Park Beach is an amazing place and has lifeguards, picnic areas, bars, cafes, and shops. There is also Crandon Park Beach Amusement Center, which has a carousel, skating rink, splash fountain, and a playground. If you fancy a relaxing walk, then try the Crandon Park Beach Gardens, with its lovely lawns, lakes, and wild tropical forest. Other attractions include a golf course, tennis centre, and nature reserve. The nature reserve, in particular, should not be missed, as with its dunes, mangroves, and sea beds, it gives you the chance to see some truly wonderful wildlife, such as herons, ospreys, and sea turtles – and you can even rent kayaks to see them up close and personal.
If you are interested in learning how to kitesurf, or are looking for equipment, spares, or a bit of local knowledge, contact TKS Miami
Stay clear of the Crandon Park pay to ride scam. This is a public beach, walk north of the nonsense, and do your own thing.