Key Biscayne, incorporated in 1991, is an island connected to Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway, which lies south of Miami Beach and southeast of Downtown Miami.
The Village of Key Biscayne is a gorgeous island community comprised of businesses, beautiful beaches, parks, a historic lighthouse, residences, condos, and it is where many families from around the world call home.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is a 1.25 mile stretch of white sand beach, rated as one of the top 15 beaches in America for the past 10 years by Dr. Beach. The historic landmark, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, built in 1825, is the oldest building in South Florida. It served as a navigational aid, and in 1836, the site of an Indian War, when Indians attacked and burned the lighthouse during the Seminole Wars. The Park has two restaurants, the Boater's Grill which overlooks the docks of No-Name Harbor, a peaceful cove at the tip of the island, and is open at night. The Lighthouse Grill is right on the beach for that wonderful tropical island atmosphere. Beach chairs, umbrellas, bicycles, hydro bikes, and ocean kayaks are available for rental.
Crandon Beach Park is on a three-mile stretch of white sand beach with a sandbar for wading. Crandon Beach has been named one of the best beaches in America by a number of magazines including "Family Fun" and "Parenting".
The Crandon Golf Course is a beautiful and exciting par 72 course on Biscayne Bay, which has hosted many major championship tour events over the years. The Course, with its intriguing design and spectacular view of the Miami skyline, has challenged golf legends such as Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Chi Chi Rodriguez, and Lee Trevino. Built around nature, the lush and thick tropical vegetation of palms, wild grasses, sea grape trees, twisted mangroves, the cool ocean breezes, the sights of egrets, ibises, and iguanas are all part of the "course". After a great day of golf, head over to the Links Restaurant and Clubhouse, or relax at the course-side restaurant for a cold drink and light fare.
The Crandon Park Tennis Center and Stadium is home to the annual Sony Ericcson Open, a 12-day tournament featuring the top 100 men and women players in the world, televised worldwide, and considered to be the "Fifth" Grand Slam tennis tournament.
Beginning in August or September every year, many sea turtles lay their eggs on the beaches of Key Biscayne. Upon returning to the sea, the area is then cordoned off with stakes and yellow tape to protect the nests. Crandon Park has an Eco Adventure educational turtle program with an Environmentalist who will allow visitors to get up close and see the hatchlings
Because of its island location on Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Key Biscayne offers numerous luxurious, sophisticated, waterfront condos with the most stunning views of the Miami skyline, and the sparkling, turquoise waters that surround the island. It is complete with fine dining, and with the addition of the splendid and magnificent Ritz Carlton Resort on Key Biscayne, enjoy Sunday Brunch at Cioppino, one of the two restaurants within the hotel to be ranked among Esquire Magazine's "America's Best New Restaurant" list.