Key Biscayne

Welcome to Key Biscayne

Idyllic island living with fantastic parks and restaurants

Key Biscayne is an island village located to the south of Miami Beach and east of Miami. This barrier island is a short drive from Miami on the Rickenbacker Causeway. The village occupies the central part of the island, while the magnificent beaches and mangrove forests of Crandon Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park cover the north and south. Key Biscayne offers a golf cart lifestyle and island living with all the best of South Florida in easy reach. This international destination has premier resorts, world-class dining, and unforgettable attractions including a coastal barrier reef.

Properties on Key Biscayne include numerous luxurious hotels and condominium complexes. Large private homes offer an eclectic mix of styles, including Key West Victorian, Mediterranean Revival, and striking contemporary gems. Landmark homes include Richard Nixon’s Winter White House—a lavish waterfront compound which also served as a filming site for the 1983 film Scarface

What to Love

  • Idyllic island living
  • Spectacular homes
  • Great restaurants with beautiful views
  • Crandon Park and Bill Baggs State Park 

People & Lifestyle

Key Biscayne offers idyllic island living with an abundance of upscale amenities. The sprawling parks to the north and south are premier tourist destinations with beautiful scenery, and the Rickenbacker Causeway makes it easy to access other locations throughout the Miami area

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Ritz-Carlton Resort offers upscale dining on the Biscayne Bay beachfront with gourmet burgers at Dune, Florida coastal cuisine at Lighthouse, and refined Mexican fare at Cantina Beach. More restaurants can be found along Crandon Boulevard in the heart of Key Biscayne. Highlights here include authentic Indian cooking at Ayesha Saffron and flavorful Peruvian eats at El Gran Inka. Stefano’s Lounge is a hip drink and tapas spot where the party continues until 5 a.m. 

Crandon Boulevard runs from the sprawling recreation areas of Crandon Park in the north to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in the south. After a day exploring Bill Baggs Park, stop by the Lighthouse Café near the island’s southern tip for fresh, delicious seafood and exceptional ocean views. Cross the bridge on Florida Route 913 to Virginia Key in the north and head to The Rusty Pelican for Latin-influenced seafood dishes and stunning views of the Miami skyline. Close to The Rusty Pelican, Whiskey Joe’s is a lively waterfront spot for live music, happy hour drinks, and ocean-fresh seafood. 

Winn-Dixie is Key Biscayne’s go-to supermarket, and you can pick up fresh produce and other foodstuffs every Saturday at Key Biscayne Farmers’ Market. Key Biscayne is also within a short drive of the many shopping and dining options in Downtown Coconut Grove and South Miami.

Things to Do

The large parks covering either end of Key Biscayne offer an abundance of recreation and beautiful waterfront scenery. Crandon Park in the north covers 808 acres with biking and hiking trails running through tropical mangrove forests, coastal hammocks, and an idyllic sandy beach dotted with palm trees. Crandon Park Tennis Center has 27 tennis courts and a 13,800-seat stadium that hosted the Miami Open between 1987 and 2018. Crandon Golf Course is considered one of the best in Florida. Pros and celebrities frequently head to Key Biscayne to play a game on Crandon’s 18 holes. 

Bear Cut Preserve is a world-class snorkeling destination with one of only two fossilized mangrove reefs on the planet. The nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center offers interactive exhibits and expert-guided tours exploring Crandon Park’s stunning natural scenery. You can also set off from Crandon Marina for fishing trips or nighttime sightseeing boat tours that take in bioluminescent marine creatures and illuminated views of the Miami skyline. The Miami Seaquarium is a great place to explore marine life and learn more about species that inhabit the oceans.

At the southern end of Key Biscayne, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park has awe-inspiring ocean views and a mile-long beach that is frequently featured in lists of the nation’s best beaches. The 1825 Cape Florida Lighthouse is a Bill Baggs Park landmark that provides spectacular elevated views over the Atlantic Ocean. 

Another unique Key Biscayne attraction is Stiltsville, a cluster of bungalows suspended above water in the shallow shoals of the Biscayne Channel. Village Green Park is a favorite hangout for local kids and families. This leafy park at the center of Key Biscayne has a playground with a splash fountain, lawns for playing sports and picnicking, and a designated dog park.

Schools

Key Biscayne is zoned to the Miami-Dade Public School District. Highlights include:

  • Key Biscayne Center, Public, K-8
  • Mast Academy, Public (Magnet), 6-12




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