5 Best Family-Friendly Beaches Near Miami, FL

You don’t have to wait for summer to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Miami. With a normal high in the mid-70s in the -of-winter month of February, you might not want to swim, but spending a day on the sand is a great way to have fun with the family. We recently sat down with the self storage gurus at our Miami facility to ask about which beaches they prefer when the kids tag along.

  1. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne

While the name of the beach might be a mouth full, it’s a simple stretch of land with views that can’t be beat. The park, which is at the very end of Key Biscayne, is only about 10 miles south of Miami. It’s a great place to relax after you’ve packed up your self storage unit. It’s also a great option if you want to get a glimpse of what the area truly looks like without the high-rises and glitzy nightlife. There are only two restaurants in the park, but they aren’t considered exactly 5-star establishments, so pack a picnic.

  1. Hollywood Beach

Hollywood Beach is full of hotels, motels, boutique shops, and restaurants. And, if you want an upscale stay, you can spend a weekend at the Margaritaville resorts. Hollywood Beach is great for families for its laid-back vibes.

  1. Venetian Pool, Coral Gables

Okay, we know that the Venetian Pool is technically not a beach. But it’s definitely an excellent place to get your fill of soaking up the sun. Built in 1923 and filled with underground spring water, this expansive pool is on the National Register Of Historic Places. The only caveat here is that your children must be aged three or older and out of diapers to enjoy this piece of Miami history.

  1. Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park is about an hour North of SecureSpace Self Storage Miami on I-95, but it’s worth a day trip if you’re in the area. The sandy beach here is a great place for little ones to play since there’s no surf to knock them down. When your family is ready for an adventure, you can wride off road bikes, camp, fish, hike, kayak, or canoe throughout the park.

  1. South Pointe Park Beach

Head west on A1A over the bay, and you’ll find South Pointe Park Beach. Although mostly only known to the locals, it’s a great spot for families since it’s far from the nightlife and wildness of Ocean Drive. The only problem here is that parking is sparse, but if you get there early and look for the paid parking lots along Washington Avenue, you can enjoy a day of surf and sand sans perpetual spring breakers.

If you’re planning to move to the Miami area and you have a family, you’re probably not going to want to expose the littlest members of your crew to the skimpy swimsuits found along Miami Beach. Those places listed above are all within driving distance of SecureSpace Self Storage Miami, and they come highly recommended by the locals.

SecureSpace Self Storage Miami Coral Way is located at 2811 Coral Way in Miami. With access hours seven days per week, you’ll have no trouble getting to your stuff when you need it and keeping it secure when you don’t.