South Florida’s Best-Kept Boating Destination Secrets  

25_1200x1200_There are places only a boat can take you!The local beach is only one of the many destinations along South Florida’s sandy coast. If you have a boat, you can explore the coastline outside the city and discover some secret spots that are even more fun when accessed by boat. Here are just a few to start:

1. Biscayne Bay

2. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

3. Crandon Park

4. Bahia Honda State Park

5. Matheson Hammock Park

Biscayne Bay

This lagoon 20 miles south of the city is a national park where you can explore untouched natural areas and colorful coral reefs.

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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

The only underwater national park in the United States, this offers a unique experience for boaters. Put on your scuba or snorkel gear and explore under the water or just relax in a hammock on the shore.

Image by Coral Reef Park Co.

Crandon Park

There’s a lot to do here even though it’s not part of busy South Beach. Located in Key Biscayne, Crandon Park features a calm ocean, an outdoor skating rink and a merry-go-round.

Image by Tim Ashton

Bahia Honda State Park

If quiet and solitude is what you’re looking for, head your vessel toward this state park in the lower Florida Keys. Although it is accessible by car along the Overseas Highway, it’s much more fun to head out over the rolling waves to get here.

Image by Coral Reef Park Co, Inc.

Matheson Hammock Park

You can really get away from civilization at this quiet area that’s heaven for boaters. Take a dip in the shallow saltwater lagoon or enjoy some seafood at the Red Fish Grill before you head home.

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Life is better on your boat. Do you know of a boating destination we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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