For those who can’t bear to leave their family pup behind, Virginia Key Beach Park is the only beach in Miami-Dade County where leashed dogs are allowed access. Dedicated on Aug. 1, 1945 and located off Rickenbacker Causeway on both the north and south sides and very near the Miami Seaquarium, today there’s something for everyone on this wildly popular stretch of sand. Head for the North end if you’re into windsurfing, kiteboarding and ultra-light seaplanes, and hit the South end if you are into shady, secluded sand stops.
4020 Virginia Beach Dr.
305-960-4600
www.virginiakeybeachpark.net