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About Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne, Florida has some of the most stunning white sandy beaches imaginable and there's always something to do!

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About Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne, Florida, was first inhabited by the Tequesta Indians of the Calusa Nation. They fished and hunted successfully on the island. Check out the local museum to find out more about them.

Then Juan Ponce de Leon arrived, found fresh water and claimed the island for Spain in 1513. It wasn't until 1821 that Florida became a US territory.

There's a mix of languages and cultures in Key Biscayne. This makes it an exciting place to be. The locals are laid back and friendly, so you'll feel right at home.

You can sample Cuban, Mexican, Argentinian, Asian, American and European food in Key Biscayne. There's something to suit every palate. Of course, the freshly caught fish and seafood are delicious—make sure you try some!

There's so much to see and do, you'll probably want to come straight back! Who could resist swimming or diving in the deep blue waters? See if you can find a conch shell to take home with you!

What to do in Key Biscayne

You can take to the air in a seaplane to see Miami and the Keys. You'll see more of Miami's famous sights, including Coconut Grove, Star Island and South Beach. You'll stop for lunch, and perhaps you'll be lucky enough to see some sea turtles.

Go to Cape Florida and visit the Bill Baggs Cape Florida state park and the historic lighthouse. You get an amazing view from its top, but you do need to climb the spiral staircase.

Swim with dolphins in the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne. Young kids love the shows that are put on and love seeing the sea turtles and alligators.

For some unforgettable views of the ocean and the natural wilderness, bike or cycle along the trails of Bear Cut (don’t worry—there are no bears any more). 

There are also plenty of watersports to try during your stay—one of our favorites is paddle boarding!

If you enjoy fishing, go on a trip and see what you can catch. It’s a peaceful and relaxing way to enjoy the surroundings.

Top travel tips for Key Biscayne

Miami International airport is about 15 miles away from Key Biscayne. Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International airport is just 32 miles away. If you travel by sea, you will dock at either Port Miami or Port Everglades. This is close to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Key Biscayne is well-served by transportation, with a metro rail service, a free Metromover service and the metrobus service. There's also a light rail service, the Metrorail.

There are also car rentals if you want to be a more independent traveler. These can prove expensive, so perhaps you should consider renting a bicycle. You can rent them for a couple of hours or a week, depending on your needs.

The weather's great all year round, but you may want to avoid the more extreme weather which sometimes arrives during hurricane season.

Key Biscayne doesn't disappoint. There's something for all the family to enjoy. Swim in the turquoise waters off the Key, go fishing, or whatever you love doing.

Check out vacation rentals and get the best accommodation here on FlipKey. There's something for everyone, from romantic getaways to family rentals. Which will you choose?