Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne refers to both a tropical island just southeast of Miami and a village on that island. The Village of Key Biscayne, incorporated on June 18, 1991, is located in the center of the four-mile-long, two-mile-wide barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. The wonderful tropical island is very quiet and mostly residential. Key Biscayne Island, located south of South Beach, is technically the first island of the Florida Keys. Beaches are spectacular, the landscaping is lush and waterfront activities are plenty. Some consider it the best area to feel like you are in the islands while being in Miami.

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The island is connected via causeway to the city of Miami on the mainland, approximately seven miles away.



Key Biscayne has long, winding roads that are great for biking and rollerblading.

Parks occupy much of the key, providing facilities for golf, tennis, softball, swimming, sunbathing and picnicking.


The village of Key Biscayne is full of Miami shopping, Miami restaurants and lodging, all in a lush, lazy setting that is a nice escape from the crowds and buzz of nearby Miami Beach.


Relax during the day and party in Miami nightlife. A car is definitely required to do things in Miami.


Upscale hotels such as the Ritz Carlton are also present on the island.

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