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Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

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Address: 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL
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Located off of Miami's Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne, this beach...

Located off of Miami's Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne, this beach features a vintage carousel and train ride.

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Virginia key

Nice uncrowded beach . Small area to hang out just over the bridge . Nice relaxing spot, even though you can hear the traffic going by to key Biscayne .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
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South Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this park for the first time yesterday. I had no idea it was there and was pleasantly surprised. Years ago in the segregation days it was the place where African Americans could go to the beach. Today, It is a very expansive park with nature walks, secluded beaches, picnic areas with grills and covered pavillons, and ristine mangrove areas.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Beautiful day on the beach. It was not crowded so we had the beach to ourselves. Water was nice and calm.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Nice uncrowded beach . Small area to hang out just over the bridge . Nice relaxing spot, even though you can hear the traffic going by to key Biscayne .

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Well worth a trip to these beaches...less crowded and more secluded than Miami South Beach. Mangroves and trees create a backdrop rather than hotels and apartments. There are bike paths that take you out to the beach without having to cycle on the main road.

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Miami
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome spot to relax and enjoy Miami and Biscayne Bay! Picnic tables. Concession stand and the trails have historical markers to show you the history of Virginia Key.

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Livermore, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Really beautiful scenery and lotrs of beach and ocean to ponder. Can't believe 180 degrees over your back and there are the high rises of Miami

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Close to Miami downtown, it is a great option for a quite day with the family. The beach is quite small but it was empty for a Saturday. The sand is not so soft due to the shells.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place for a Family Outing or just a couple's sun worshipping! Arrive early due to heavy congestion of weekenders!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Miami and I believe that it is important to teach our children about segregation and America's shameful history of discrimination and oppression of People of Color.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Rickenbacker Causeway was built in 1947 providing the first automobile access to two outlying islands Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. Virginia Key was used by African Americans when the races were segregated and blacks were not permitted to swim at the white-only beaches. Key Biscayne, the farther island lies south of Miami Beach. On it are the Village of... More 

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