Hobie Beach and Virginia Key | Crandon Park | Bill Baggs State Park
If you have your own transportation, or are staying in the City of Miami, don't miss this jewel. Key Biscayne boasts four spectacular beaches, Hobie Beach, Virginia Key, Crandon Park and Bill Baggs State Park, the latter rated as 8th. best in the U.S.A. The middle part of the island is a very exclusive residential enclave, with posh hotels and tall condominiums on the sea shore. Nevertheless there are over five miles (eight km.) of glorious public beach on and around this lush island.
B (102) Brickell Metrorail Station to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Every 30 mins. Passes Hobie Beach and Crandon Beach Park. Alight at Miami Seaquarium for the long walk to Virginia Key. Terminates at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park entrance gate. It's a one-mile walk to the beach from there. From Miami Beach buses C, and S. go to Miami Government Center Metrorail Station. Hop on the Metrorail South over the Miami River to the next station (Brickell). If you are in Coconut Grove or University of Miami area, 48 connects with B at the entrance to the Rickenbacker Causeway. In places where there is no direct service, due to uncertain connections, it could take up to two hours to get to Key Biscyane on public transportation.
The Rickenbacker Causeway to Key Biscayne is located at the end of the I-95 motorway. It is a toll bridge presently charging US$ 1.50 per car for entrance. Does not accept SunPass. Exit on return is no charge.
From the north, take Exit 1A from I-95 to Rickenbacker Causeway. Follow directions to toll booth.
From the south, take US 1 to Brickell Avenue. Follow directions to toll booth.
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