Crandon Beach Park is a two-mile long, sugar-sand beach bordered by blue-green waters and rated as one of the top ten beaches in the U.S. Near the shoreline, an L-shaped sandbar, visible at low tide, allows sunbathers to walk from shore out into the ocean without touching the water. Winding along Crandon Beach, a promenade is available for walking, biking, or rollerblading.
For swimmers' safety, there are thirteen lifeguard stands along Crandon Beach. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:15 am to 4:45 pm from November to March and 9:15 am to 6:45 pm from April to October. Swimming at Crandon Beach Park is permitted only during these scheduled times. Features at the park include picnic tables, grills, shelters, concession stands, showers, restrooms, volleyball, and fishing.
Crandon Park in Miami also has a 200-acre garden filled with winding trails, tropical rainforest, hardwood groves, and a variety of small wildlife and birds. Continuing along the park, visitors will discover the amusement center that is perfect for children, making this park one of the best attractions, along with the Children's Museum, if you're on a Miami vacation with the family. The park has an antique carousel, playground, roller rink, and seahorse fountain.
The carousel is a vintage ride from the 1950s that is fully restored with newly painted horses. The roller rink has banked sides and guardrails for children's safety, and old-fashioned roller skates are available for rent at the concession stand at Crandon Park in Miami. The seahorse fountain squirts water that guests can run through, making it another fun place for young children and a good way to stay cool.