The Miami-Dade County accessible beaches are undoubtedly a major tourist attraction for visitors from around the world. They make up more than 32 kilometers of the Atlantic coast and all of them are dazzling for their beauty. However, these beaches provide different experiences for travelers. Some are more serene and desolate; others, more lively and crowded. In today’s post we collect information about the accessibility of some of them.
Miami Beach – South Beach
If you visit Miami Beach, you probably want to visit South Beach. This famous beach is located in the tourist district that receives the same name. The white sands and water that reflects various shades of blue invite you to take a relaxing swim.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces offers amphibious chairs to those in need. However, they must be requested in advance. People with reduced mobility must stay close to the coast and be accompanied by someone to help them push the chair.
Oleta River State Park is located less than a half hour drive from downtown Miami. This natural area is known for its beautiful mangrove forests and long trails. Sports lovers have a space to practice their hobbies here. Also, visitors can unwind in the oasis and contemplate wildlife.
Sandy Beach is located to the south of the park and, thanks to Mobi-Mat, it is accessible to people with reduced mobility. It has amphibious chairs so everyone can enjoy a swim. However, it does not have a lifeguard, so swimmers are advised to be cautious.
If you visit the beach, you can take advantage of other accessible activities in the park. For example, riding in the kayaks and canoes, organizing a picnic, observing the butterfly garden (partially accessible), fishing or preparing a delicious barbecue meal.
According to the Florida State Parks website, restroom facilities for people with reduced mobility are available and service animals are allowed.
Haulover Beach is located within the park of the same name, between Bal Harbor and Sunny Isles Beach. It stands out for being an excellent place to fly kites. In addition, it has a nudist area to the north of the coast,
There is parking with spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility and amphibious chair rental service.
Surfside is a coastal town located less than twenty minutes from the heart of Miami Beach. It is the ideal place to escape the busy life of the city and enjoy a luxurious vacation.
The beach is accessible to wheelchair users through entrances 88 and 96. The Town of Surfside Florida website also confirms the availability of an amphibious chair for residents or guests of local hotels.
Crandon Park Beach
Crandon Park Beach is recognized as one of the best in the Miami metropolitan area. Along its 3 kilometers long it has a row of palm trees that embellishes the landscape and allows you to rest in the shade.
It is accessible for people with reduced mobility. Restroom-accessible wheelchairs are available.
Bill Baggs Beach Cape Florida
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park offers beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and is home to a historic lighthouse dating back to 1825.
Florida State Parks notes that the park has the following accessible services:
- Two beach wheelchairs (available free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis).
- A wheelchair (available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis).
- Mobi Mat next to the Lighthouse Cafe.
- Service animals are welcome.
- Benches and picnic tables.
- Accessible restrooms and restaurants.
- Paved bike path.
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Tell us, which is your favorite? What other accessible beaches in the area are you familiar with?
Sources: Greater Miami & Miami Beach, Florida State Parks (Oleta River State Park, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park), Visit Florida (Haulover Beach, Crandon Park), Miami-Dade County (Crandon Park, Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion), Town of Surfside Florida