Take a Sunrise Stroll around Matheson Hammock

    5.0

    Added by Christian Murillo

    There is no better way to wake up in the city of Miami than heading to Matheson Hammock Park to watch the sunrise over the beautiful Biscayne bay. 

    Matheson Hammock is a beautiful park in the heart of one of the oldest sections of Miami, just off of Old Culter Road.  This is far off the tourist map which is mostly confined to South Beach. However, it is just 20 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from Downtown.  The park is enjoyed by many locals during the day, due to the mossy oaks in its interior, intimate mangroves, and breezy palms which line the bay front.  

    The shallow and calm waters here offer the best spot in Miami to learn how to Kite Surf, Kayak, or Stand-Up Paddle board.  Some of Miami's most impressive mansions line this stretch of the bay, if you care to get on the water and check them out up close.  Also, the tame beach lagoon makes for a safe place for kids to swim and build sand castles.  Furthermore, Red Fish Grill is a beautiful restaurant constructed out of coral rock and is located right between the lagoon and the bay.  

    All of the things listed above are great, but my favorite thing to do in this park is to come 30 minutes before first light and just sit and watch the sun come up over the horizon over Biscayne Bay.  There are few things that are more relaxing in the hustle and bustle city of Miami.  The best thing is that you can take this time to do whatever you want in order to get your day started in the best way possible.  Whether it be doing yoga on the sand, running laps around the lagoon, fishing, reading a book under the palm trees, or just watching the first rays of light rise over the bay and hit the skyscrapers in the distant Miami skyline, there is seriously something for everyone to love in these early morning hours.  

    Trust me, I know just as much as the next guy how painful it is to wake up and get moving while it is still dark outside, but if there is ever a reason to get up early in Miami, this is it.

    Read More
    Stand Up Paddle
    Kiteboarding
    Chillin
    Fishing
    Photography
    Kayaking
    Yoga
    Bathrooms
    Beach
    Easy Parking
    Family Friendly
    Food Nearby
    Groups
    Handicap Accessible
    Picnic Area
    Romantic
    Scenic
    Swimming Hole

    Go Pro.

    We're committed to building a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors. Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more!

    Learn More

    Reviews

    Rate this Adventure

    Fun

    Atoll is beautiful for a swim. Bring bikes!

    Leave No Trace

    Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

    We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

    Stay Nearby

    Miami, Florida

    Pool & Private Beach Access Walk To Restaurants!

    From $70/night

    Miami Beach, Florida

    Oceanfront Resort W/ Pool, Sauna & Beach Access

    From $147/night

    Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

    Sunny Isles Beach La Perla Luxe Penthouse, Str 1037

    From $236/night

    Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

    Sunny Isles Beach Resort Suite | Balcony & Pool

    From $225/night

    Nearby Adventures

    Explore Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

    Watch the Sunrise at the Deering Estate People's Dock

    Mountain Bike or Kayak at the Virginia Key North Point Trails

    5.0
    8.2 mi / 36.5 ft gain

    Wander through the Wynwood Walls

    More Nearby Adventures

    Escape to the Sunshine

    VISIT FLORIDA, serves as Florida's official source for travel planning. What can be discovered beyond Florida’s 825 miles of beaches? How about 320 freshwater springs, 175 state parks, infinite mangrove tunnels and hidden caverns. Let your adventure begin. Follow Your Sunshine.

    Learn More