Just a few miles away from downtown Miami lies a natural beach in the city’s largest park.
The 82-acre Virginia Key Beach Park remains a bit of a hidden gem. The historic beach still attracts those looking for a quiet place to relax despite one drawback.
In season, about 2,000 people visit Virginia Key Beach Park every weekend even though swimming isn’t permitted.
“It’s a disadvantage - one we’re overcoming," said Guy Forchion, head of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust.