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Boating Destinations in Miami

On October 2, 2018

Categories: Luxury Lifestyle Blog

Our portfolio of luxurious Miami listings features a number of waterfront homes. These homes are not only located in prestigious neighborhoods, but have direct bay access giving waterfront home and boat owners various beautiful destinations to visit during their downtime no more than an hour away. Whether it’s a family day at Mashta Flats or a whisking a client off to lunch on the Miami River, this city has it all!

 

Nixon/Mashta Flats

Located off the coast of Key Biscayne, this area of sandbars is a very popular weekend spot for Miami locals. You’ll catch family friends tying up to one another barbequing off the side of their boats as well as mega-yachts full of families and friends enjoying the weekend together. The area is called Mashta Flats because of its proximity to Key Biscayne’s Mashta Island but the area is also commonly referred to as Nixon Beach. President Richard Nixon was very fond of Miami, Key Biscayne in particular, and purchased a home on the exclusive island, which was eventually nicknamed The Winter White House. Nixon’s expansive compound overlooked the Mashta Flats, which eventually resulted in the area being nicknamed Nixon Beach.

 

Located just 1 mile south of Mastha Flats is an area of historic wood stilt homes called Stiltville. Built as early as 1930, only 7 of these historic homes remain.

 

Miami River

The Miami River is home to many of Miami’s most notable fish restaurants. Located in the heart of Downtown Miami, this 5.5 mile-long river flows directly into Biscayne Bay near the Port of Miami. The earliest known inhabitants of the river are the Tequesta Indians, who built their mounds near the north bank of the river, but today popular hangouts and restaurants like The Wharf, American Social, Casa Blanca, Garcia’s Seafood and Seaspice inhabit the area. The Wharf, which just recently opened, is an open-air space along the river with various food trucks, an over-sized bar area, ping-pong tables, cornhole and dock space. The trendy spot is very popular among Miami locals, who usually arrive via boat or yacht, on the weekends.

 

Elliot Key

Technically the northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Elliot Key is a popular weekend destination for boaters. The land was originally home to the Tequesta Indians and later on occupied by pineapple farmers only to become a US National Park with dock slips, camping grounds, barbeques and more.

 

Haulover Park

Opened in 1948, Haulover Park is known throughout Miami as both a beautiful destination and area of family-friendly activities. Located in North Miami Beach, this 177-acre park is one of two public beach parts operated by Miami-Dade County and boasts over 1.4 miles of beachfront. The park is especially known for kite flying and is very popular on Tuesday evenings for Food Truck Tuesdays.


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