Biscayne National Park Key Biscayne Beach (User-submitted)

Biscayne National Park Atlantic Ocean (plex/flickr)

Key Biscayne Beach from the Lighthouse Biscayne National Park (Gopal Venkatesan/flickr)

Biscayne National Park Lighthouse (Gopal Venkatesan/flickr)

Lily Pads Biscayne National Park (USDAgov/flickr)


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What to do in Biscayne National Park

Florida’s second-largest national park after the Everglades, Biscayne National Park, covering 172,924 acres, lies mostly underwater. It’s not entirely about the Big Blue, however, with a knotty and intricate ecosystem of mangrove shoreline, shallow bays, and deserted cays giving way to the park’s bright and brimming coral reefs. Scuba-diving and snorkeling are the best ways to experience the park, with kayaking, fishing, birding, and even hiking making the list of other popular activities. For an interesting glimpse into Biscayne’s signature attraction put to above-water use, don’t miss the nearby (in Homestead) Coral Castle, a quirky roadside stop featuring more than 1,000 tons of coral rock sculpted by one man between 1923 and 1951.
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  • Is there any place to rent a boat
    If not is there any good snorkeling that can be reached with a kayak? I want to take my grand daughter to snorkel with reef fish. Up to now she has only seen Sarasota bay. Thanks

    Asked on August 13, 2012 by  Dave | 88 views

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