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This Miami Beach park is a recreational dream come true for both tourists and residents. Flamingo Park features include an aquatic center, which has an eight-lane pool for adults and an interactive play pool for children, two dog parks, a baseball stadium, basketball courts, a football stadium, racquetball courts, a softball field, a soccer field, a fitness center, a running track, a tennis center, and a playground. This whopping collection of facilities is all packed into 36.53 acres (14.78 hectares) of public park land. Hours of operation vary depending on the facility, but most are open until 9p, and some even later.
The picturesque Venetian Pool is truly a one-of-a-kind attraction. This public swimming pool, chiseled out of a coral rock quarry in the 1920s, looks like a natural rock formation, except that no natural rock formation could be so perfectly suited to human enjoyment. This historical landmark is a work of art with its gushing fountains, coral caves and waterfalls. The 820,000 gallons of cool, refreshing spring water are replaced daily. Tours are conducted here.
Bill Baggs Beach is located in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park at the very tip of Key Biscayne. It is ideal for family outings or just to relax in the sun. Guided tours are offered from Monday to Thursday, twice a day. Visitors can enjoy anything from sunbathing and long walks, to picnics to swimming and fishing. You can go biking or kayaking. You can rent a pavilion complete with a grill and have a family party. There are also food and drink concession stands, chairs, umbrellas and watersport equipment rentals. Moreover, lifeguards and beach patrol are on duty. The more than mile-long beach also has a historic lighthouse located in it.
Matheson Hammock County Park is a 130-acre (254.95 hectare) beach park, located to the east of Fairchild Tropical Gardens. Here, you can picnic, sunbathe on the quiet beach, or explore trails that wind through thick mangrove hammocks. The park also features an artificial lagoon where you can enjoy a day collecting shells. Boating enthusiasts can launch from the park's marina into Biscayne Bay. The park's restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
Sunny Isles is a tropical barrier island on Florida's Atlantic Coast. It provides an oasis of peace between Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, and the beach is one of its biggest assets. It is two miles long, wide and inviting. The landmark fishing pier at the South end has concession stands and offers entertainment for everyone. There are also beach chairs, umbrellas and water sports equipment for rent. Restrooms and shower facilities are available and lifeguards and beach patrol are on duty.