15 Best Things To Do In Sunny Key Biscayne, Florida - Updated 2021

things to do in key biscayne florida
Melanie
Melanie
Updated

Key Biscayne can refer to two things: one of the islands of Miami-Dade County in Florida or a village found in the isle. The island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state, owing to the number of visitors it sees yearly. Many adventures await you on the island, whether you want to enjoy the beach or if you want to explore the nooks and crannies of the city. Read on to find out about the 15 best things to do in sunny Key Biscayne, Florida.

1. Feel the sunshine at Village Green Park

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Soak in the sun at the verdant Village Green Park. This park is suitable for adults and kids alike with its playgrounds and fields. A jogging trail, community bandstand, and an interactive splash fountain for little ones are just some of the highlights. The large fountain and bricked promenade make for a charming backdrop for pictures, while tree-shaded benches invite you to rest awhile. The park also has a designated area for dogs. You can also find a gymnasium and pool at the Community Center. There’s also a farmer’s market right across from the park if you’d like to pick up fresh produce on your way back.

Village Green Park

Address: 450 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, United States

Website: Village Green Park

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 8pm

2. Set off on a Biscayne Bay jet ski tour (from USD 149.0)

Get a unique perspective of Miami from the water with this thrilling jet ski tour along Biscayne Bay. Choose a convenient departure time and zoom across the ocean while taking in splendid views of the city’s waterfront. You will have a tour guide to ensure your safety, but feel free to ride your own way. Besides the downtown area, you can see the opulent mansions owned by celebrities. Pass by the Venetian islands, Miami Beach, and Port of Miami on this fun tour that lasts about an hour.

Biscayne Bay Jet Ski Tour

Duration: 1 hour

2 reviews

3. Join a private boat tour of Biscayne Bay (from USD 599.0)

Enjoy a relaxing sunset sailboat cruise of Biscayne Bay on this three-hour private tour. You also have the option of choosing a tour that includes a stop and additional time for swimming. This is a family-friendly sightseeing tour, and the boat is powered solely by the wind. Take in gorgeous views of the sunset over the bay and make use of your camera to capture the moments for posterity. Also, this tour can make for a good choice if you’re celebrating a special occasion or anniversary.

Three-Hour Private Sunset Sailboat Tour on Biscayne Bay for Up to Six

Duration: 3 hours

4. Hike the trails at Bear Cut Nature Preserve

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Bear Cut Nature Preserve is a hiker’s delight with its network of trails that wind deep into the wilderness. It is located within Crandon Park and is home to diverse ecosystems such as mangrove forests, dunes, and seagrass beds. You can also enjoy beautiful views of the ocean from vantage lookout points as you hike along. Quite a few of the trails culminate at picturesque beaches and if you like swimming, it would be a good idea to take along a swimsuit and other accessories. Most of the trails start close to the visitor center and you will find helpful staff there to get you started with all the necessary information. There are also biking trails, just check at the center.

Bear Cut Nature Trail

Address: 6767 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, United States

Website: Bear Cut Nature Trail

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

5. Stop by Miami Marine Stadium

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

There are still a few tickets left to our Marine Stadium site visit on September 20. If you have never been to the...

Posted by Friends of Miami Marine Stadium on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Miami Marine Stadium is a concrete structure that was designed as the first-ever facility for powerboating in the US. Sporting a unique design that offers unobstructed views of the water from the seats, it was once a popular attraction in the region. It is now listed on America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places and efforts are on to bring about its revitalization. The stadium has hosted events such as the Miami International Boat Show and the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in the past few years.

Miami Marine Stadium

Address: 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, United States

Website: Miami Marine Stadium

6. Engage in water activities at Crandon Park Beach

Crandon Park beach, FL
Source: Photo by user Paulkondratuk3194 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The northern portion of Key Biscayne is occupied by Crandon Park Beach, one of the most popular destinations in Florida. A family-friendly beach and park, it has several family-friendly features awaiting visitors. Aside from water activities it offers, it also has a family amusement center and on-site grills for picnics. Along the shore is a net for beach volleyball, and it also has tennis courts. Visitors can also go on a nature trip and explore the dunes and mangroves in the park, as well as learn about the marine and wildlife in the area at the Crandon Park Nature Center. Crandon Park Beach covers two miles, which means you will not find yourself not having space here.

Crandon Park Beach

Address: 6747 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida

Contact: +1 305 361 5421

Website: Crandon Park Beach

7. Try out new water sports

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Wing foiling lessons Book your spot discount. Special pricing for early birds DM or Text —> ...

Posted by Miami Kiteboarding on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Those who have an adventurous bent can try out new water sports while in Key Biscayne. Miami Kite Boarding at the Crandon Beach offers lessons for those who are interested in learning kiteboarding and standup paddleboard. Kayaks and paddleboards are also offered for rental for those who want to try out these water adventures.

Miami Kite Boarding

Address: 6767 Crandon Boulevard, Crandon Park, North Beach – Watersports Concession, Key Biscayne, Florida

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during spring and summer; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during fall and winter

Contact: +1 305 345 9974

Website: Miami Kiteboarding

8. Explore the lighthouse at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

The lighthouse at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Source: Pixabay

While not as a popular as Crandon Park Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park has its own appeal. It is the go-to place for those who want to avoid crowds, which is often the case for the more popular beach options. Aside from water activities, this destination also offers fishing to visitors. It also has picnic tables for those who want to spend a few hours here. The park also has walking and bicycle trails for those who want to explore the environment in the area. The highlight of the park is a lighthouse, the oldest standing structure in the county, having been originally built in 1825 and reconstructed in 1846.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Address: 1200 S. Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida

Opening Hours: The Lighthouse Tower is open on Mondays and Thursdays to Sundays, 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.

Website: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

9. Try out the local eats

The Miami New Times 2017 BEST of Miami nominations have been released! Vote The Rusty Pelican Miami for Best Outdoor Dining & Best Brunch at http://bit.ly/2q08ifs. Each and every vote counts - thank you!

Posted by The Rusty Pelican Restaurant in Miami on Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Key Biscayne is home to several good restaurants, so make sure to try these out while you’re on the island. Rusty Pelican is arguably the most popular restaurant in the area, offering not just good food, but night life to partygoers. It serves American cuisine and a wide variety of fresh seafood.

Boater’s Grill offers the ambiance of being a former hideaway of pirates and smugglers. Beyond its history, the restaurant is now known for serving great seafood. Costa Med, meanwhile, is a triple threat when it comes to restaurants, offering great food, ambiance, and service to its customers.

Rusty Pelican

Address: 3201 Rickenbacker Cwy, Key Biscayne, Florida

Contact: +1 305 361 3818

Website: Rusty Pelican

Boater’s Grill

Address: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, 1200 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida

Contact: +1 305 361 0080

Website: Boater’s Grill

Costa Med

Address: The Square Shopping Center, 260 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida

Contact: +1 305 361 7575

Website: Costa Med

10. Play golf at the Crandon Golf Course

Crandon Golf Course has reopened. It will be cart path only today. The driving range will reopen on Tuesday, September 1st at 9am.

Posted by Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne on Monday, 31 August 2015

Crandon Golf Course in Key Biscayne is an 18-hole course. It is considered as one of the most challenging courses across Florida, testing the skills even of expert golfers.

Crandon Golf Course

Address: 6700 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida

Contact: +1 305 361 9129

Website: Crandon Golf Course

11. Go on a moonlit canoe trip

Tonight take a Moonlight Canoe Tour across Biscayne Bay! These tours will depart from Charles’ Deering’s boat basin and...

Posted by Kendall Living on Sunday, 27 December 2015

Couples who are traveling to Key Biscayne for a vacation may want to try out a moonlit canoe trip. Organized by the Deering Estate, the tour takes you to explore Chicken Key, which is about a mile away. The trip is inclusive of information about the island’s features, including facts about the sand dunes and mangrove forests. It also includes time to enjoy s’mores by a campfire in Chicken Key.

Moonlight canoe tour

Address: 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami, Florida

Price: from 40 USD

Opening Hours: The moonlight canoe tour is from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Contact: +1 305 235 1668

Website: Moonlight Canoe Tour

12. Check in at Silver Sands Beach Resort

Posted by Silver Sands Beach Resort on Saturday, 8 October 2016

Silver Sands Beach Resort literally puts the beach right at your doorstep. The secluded hotel allows you to enjoy its private beach so you don’t have to contend with a crowd if you want to enjoy lazing away in the waters or by the shore during your vacation. Among the amenities of the hotel are a heated swimming pool and a beachfront. Guests have access to high-speed Internet at the lobby.

Silver Sands Beach Resort

Address: 301 Ocean Drive, Key Biscayne, Florida

Price: from 129 USD

Contact: +1 305 361 5441

Website: Silver Sands Resort

13. Enjoy the nightlife at Stefano’s Lounge

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Stefano’s Lounge is the “it place” when it comes to nightlife. It is a specialty cocktail bar that plays live music. Happy hours are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from Wednesdays to Fridays.

Stefano’s Lounge

Address: 328 Crandon Boulevard, #122-124, Key Biscayne, Florida

Contact: +1 305 361-7007

14. Visit Stiltsville

Stiltsville 4 Miami
Source: Photo by user Pallowick used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Stiltsville is so called because it is comprised of houses on stilts to keep the structures safe from the waters. According to legend, the first stilt house was built by Eddy “Crawfish” Walker not just to serve as his base to catch crawfish, but to also offer gambling, effectively going around the law during the Prohibition Era, which prohibits gambling up to one mile from the shore. Originally having as many as 27 structures in the area, the number has since dwindled to 7 because of hurricanes. These are protected by a non-profit organization called Stiltsville Trust to help showcase the richness of the marine life in the vicinity. Visitors will need to acquire a permit from Stiltsville Trust prior to visiting Stiltsville.

Stiltsville

Address: Key Biscayne, Florida

Contact: +1 305 230 1144

Website: Stiltsville

15. Drop by Key Biscayne Farmer’s Market

Romolo Gentili at Key Byscaine Farmers market. Thanks to all our Friends Customers for your warming welcome. Ciao www.bestfromitaly.us

Posted by Best from Italy Food Division on Saturday, 17 June 2017

If you want to try something different from the seafood offered in Key Biscayne, you may want to drop by Key Biscayne Farmer’s Market, which takes every Saturday at the Key Biscayne Community Church, to pick up fresh produce.

Key Biscayne Farmers Market

Address: Key Biscayne Community Church, 355 Glenridge Road, Key Biscayne, Florida

Opening Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Have fun under the sun at Key Biscayne

With the number of activities offered at Key Biscayne, it’s no wonder it remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Florida. Enjoy just about everything under the sun in the isle.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our privacy policy for more information on how we use your data

Melanie is a freelance travel writer. She considers freelancing for Trip 101 to be a combination of two of the things she loves: writing and traveling.

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore Key Biscayne
Good things are meant to be shared!