Virginia Key Beach in Miami is a segment of beach on lovely Virginia Key. A portion of the beachfront along the 82-acre barrier island bordered by Biscayne Bay is designated as Virginia Key Beach, and it has a history dating back to 1945 when it was established as the only public beach for black residents. The Virginia Key Beach Trust maintains the beachfront and oversees restoration and future development plans.
The northern section of Virginia Key Beach is a more secluded area, and it's a particularly good location for windsurfing and kite boarding. There are several food and drink concession stands, as well as restrooms, showers, picnic tables, barbeque grills, umbrella and beach chair rentals, a bait shop, and equipment rentals for water sports. Visitors can go fishing, take a walk along a nature trail, or enjoy a ride along a bike trail and observe numerous bird species. The areas of this beach on Virginia Key are shady and bordered by rocks and trees.
The southern portion is Historic Virginia Key Beach. Open daily from 7:30 am until one hour prior to sunset, the park is popular with families. There is a playground area, and on the weekends, a carousel provides additional entertainment for the children. Concession stands, restroom facilities, and free parking are available. Lifeguards are on duty at Virginia Key Beach in Miami seven days a week, and the park is open 365 days a year. No matter when you take a Miami vacation, this is one of the best beaches to visit, especially if you're traveling with kids.