Miami, on the south coast of Florida is not only famous as a global city but also for its many beaches which offer a great recreational breakaway. If you are looking out for a family time on the beach, do some recreational activities or just lie down basking in the sun- the many beaches in Miami has something to offer for everyone. Here are few of the beaches in Miami that you could checkout. Have included few of the more famous ones and also not so famous but great beaches to explore.

1. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park:

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Located in the southern tip of Key Biscayne, it is one of the better known beaches. One of the main attractions is the Cape Florida Lighthouse which was built in 1825. The wide beach offers you a host of activities including Wind surfing, Ocean Kayaking, Inline skating, cycling, shoreline fishing etc. The sunny weather allows you to spend some good time in the sun. There are covered pavilions dotted across the beach which are good for family picnics.

Camping options are also available. The Food at Lighthouse café is good. You can even look at exploring the native wildlife beyond the beach.

2. Crandon Park :

Crandon Park

Crandon park beach boast of being one the best and the safest beach in the country. This two mile stretch is located in the Key Biscayne area, the park is lined up with palm trees. The beach is famous for family outings thanks to the shallow and clear waters, and a variety of family themed options that are available at the beach including a carousel and a roller rink. The mangrove reef is something which you need to explore. Do not be surprised if you spot an Iguana and other exotic reptiles. There is a 200 acre well maintained botanical garden at the Crandon beach.

3. Fort Lauderdale Beach :

Fort Lauderdale Beach

A picturesque beach, wide and lined up with palm trees and a brick promenade which is used by cyclists, joggers and skaters. This beach gives you a feeling of being laid back and is perfectly suited if you are looking for a break from busy life and want to spend some time in solitude. This beach is referred to as “The Venice of America”. A walk through the beach would take you through museums, historical sites and other places worth seeing. Fort Lauderdale is also considered to be the leading places for Yachting on the east coast.

4. Matheson Hammock Park:

Matheson Hammock Park

This is one of the unique beaches to be explored. As the name suggests it boasts of a scenic hammock trial which is a nice walk way. Dotted with palm trees, Oaks and Mangroves it offers a great serene sights and experience. The water is shallow on this beach making it suited for families with small children. The availability of life guards makes it a secure beach for the family and little children. It has various eating joints like the Red Fish Grill and other snack bars. There are many picnic pavilions for the family outings. A man made atoll pool neat the Biscayne bay is a place to checkout without missing.

This place also boasts of some wonderful views of the downtown Miami across the bay. It is also a famous spot for kite boarders.

5. Virginia Key beach:

Virginia Key beach

One of the most beautiful stretch of sand and sea that anyone could find, it is one of the most famous picnic spots for families. A Historic beach, it is known to be one of the earliest beaches open for African- Americans and still continues to be a testament of its inclusivity. The miniature train which transports the visitors around is a must to check out. Many event spaces, playgrounds and other entertainment features make it a great place for the kids.