Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State Park is Florida's largest urban park, sitting along the Biscayne Bay. This park is especially popular for biking and kayaking, as well as fishing and swimming. The park is just 30 minutes from downtown Miami but feels a world away. You'll find 15 miles of off-road bike trails and plenty of space for a post-bike picnic along the Bay. The Oleta River State Park also features a stretch of the massive 1,515-mile Florida Cicumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail.
Morningside Park is located on the Upper East Side along Biscayne Bay. This waterfront park features tennis courts, a pool, walking paths, launches for kayaks or sailboats, and more. Morningside Park is not only perfect for a day out on the water, but it's also a great afternoon picnic spot too.
Alice Wainwright Park
Located in Coconut Grove, Alice Wainwright Park is a unique ecosystem right along the Biscayne Bay. This park is the perfect retreat from the hustle of the city, where you can unwind amid the Tropical Hardwood Hammock. Alice Wainwright Park features benches along the water, a basketball court, outdoor gym, playground, picnic shelters, and more. You'll likely see a lot of locals with their four-legged friends at this dog-friendly park.
South Pointe Pier Park
Sitting at the southernmost point of Miami Beach, the South Pointe Pier Park boasts walking paths, picnic spots, and views of the Atlantic Ocean. There is a small cafe, restrooms, showers, and an observation deck at this park, as well as plenty of grassy space to unwind. There are tons of park benches to look out at the water or take in a sunset over the city of Miami.
Margaret Pace Park
Small but still a great gem in Edgewater, Margaret Pace Park is the perfect spot to take in the views of Biscayne Bay. Here you'll find tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, an outdoor gym, walking paths, and plenty of green space for a picnic or to take in the views. Enjoy views of the Venetian Islands and Miami Beach from this park.