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Virginia Key Beach and Park
Miami, FL 33149
Natural Area: Bike, Birding, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
Located on Key Biscayne off the Rickenbacker Causeway lies an 82-acre barrier island called Virginia Key. The property belongs to the City of Miami and is maintained by City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department, the responsibility is shared in part with the Virginia Key Beach Trust who manage the historic portion of the beach front and oversee the preservation and future development of Virginia Key Beach. The Parks and Recreation Department provides lifeguard supervision of their portion of the beach 7 days a week, 365 days a year and provide maintenance for the bathrooms and parking spaces for the beach area. In addition to the beaches and environmental restoration projects, the Virginia Key Beach Park area also offers a 4.1 milk bike trail. Built through a collaborative effort with volunteers and City resources, the bike trail offers novice thru advances riders an opportunity to bike amongst native vegetation and along the coastal shores. There is a vehicle/bicycle admission fee. For details on the bike pathways, visit: www.miamigov.com/parks/mountainBikeTrail.html