Virginia Key Beach Park is the anti-South Beach. There are neither hundreds of sexy bodies nor blaring nightclubs. There’s not even a huge expanse of sand. There are, though, some of the best ocean and bay views anywhere. This is a surprisingly tranquil space for barbecues, social gatherings, and an abundance of watersports like kayaking and paddleboarding.
One of South Florida’s most meaningful traditions continues on Sunday morning, June 21, from 5:30-8:00 a.m., when the 24th Annual Sunrise Ancestral Remembrance of the Middle Passage ceremony will be held at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, off Rickenbacker Causeway (toll road), in Miami (33149). The annual grass-roots observance, which […]
The Miami Herald of May 10, 1945, carried the following article, under the headline “NO ARRESTS: Negroes Test Beach Rights At Haulover”:
A group of negroes [sic] testing their right to use county owned bathing beaches trooped up to Baker’s haulover area Wednesday afternoon to splash in the surf off the proposed county park.
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on the island of Virginia Key was the site of the Nature Conservancy’s annual Connect With Nature community and volunteer event Saturday, April 11th. Each year the Nature Conservancy holds Connect With Nature in a Florida location to galvanize community support and interaction for environmental stewardship in unique and important […]
Groups Come Together at “Connect with Nature” Event to Help Restore Historic Miami Area The Virginia Key Beach Park was the only beach open to African Americans in the Miami area during the segregation period. By 1982, the park was closed due to high maintenance costs. Finally in 2008, the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park […]