Black Point Marina, Miami Florida

Canoeing at the bay in Black Point Marina
Canoeing at the bay in Black Point Marina

Black Point Park and Marina is part of Miami-Dade Park and Recreation department.  It is located in South Miami –Dade, also known as, Homestead Florida and is close to Biscayne National Park. The park offers a dockside restaurant and bar, Black Point Ocean Grill, which is open to dine throughout the day or night.  The restaurant serves a variety of fresh sea food dishes and bar food. If you’re in the mood for some rock or blues, stop by for some dinner and drinks during the night on a Friday or Saturday for some live music. The marina along with the park and boat ramps are open 24 hours a day. They have an on-site tackle shop where boaters can buy basic marine supplies.  Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the Loggerhead Marina. If you are looking to stay dry, there are picnic pavilions, trails for jogging, biking or skating, and a bait and tackle shop to go fishing on the jetty.  On this particular visit, we decided to take our canoe and trolley motor. It was terribly windy and the trolley motor wasn’t helping much, but we managed to pull through.  We followed the outskirts of the marina into the ocean and made a sharp left into the bay area where the wind finally became tranquil.  I must say, the wildlife in the bay is incredible. There were fish jumping out of the water and birds diving in. We took a trail that led to the mangroves and decided to do one more before losing daylight. This was one of my favorite little trails in Miami.  There is so much to do, it is very family oriented, it’s free, and there’s so much wildlife. You just can’t go wrong here.

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