The town of Key Biscayne lies to the east of the city of Miami, on an island that is connected to the Floridian mainland by way of a causeway that was built back in the 1940’s. Biscayne Bay lies to the west of the town and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. You will notice very quickly, on your holidays in Key Biscayne, that this is a very affluent part of the United States and an area which offers you everything you could ever need for your American vacation. Rest assured that all self catering accommodation in Key Biscayne will be appointed to a very high standard and many properties even offer the use of a private swimming pool.
As the self catering accommodation in Key Biscayne is quite literally surrounded by some great beaches, this means there are plenty of water-based activities to get involved in during your time in the area. Of course, surfing must rank as the top water sport in this part of the world and there are perfect conditions for this sport here. Other activities to consider include jet skiing, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, wind surfing, sailing and pleasure boat cruising. On drier land, walking, jogging, tennis, golf and fishing are all possible.
Although the island of Key Biscayne is relatively small, there are actually still a few areas of natural beauty for you to visit and these include Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Crandon Park. There are plenty of facilities to keep you happy in Key Biscayne itself, but if you fancy more in the way of tourist attractions, you should definitely visit the nearby city of Miami. Some of the top attractions include The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Beach, Zoo Miami, The Miami Design District, The Bayside Marketplace and it is definitely recommended that you set some time aside to visit The Everglades. One way of getting the chance to catch the wildlife here is to take an airboat ride, where you may be lucky enough to spot alligators in their natural habitat. Keep your hands within the boat, folks!
The climate for your holidays in Key Biscayne is officially described as being tropical monsoon and when you learn that the island receives around 62 inches of precipitation per year, this will definitely make sense. Rainfall can be heavy at any time of the year and every month has more than 200mm of precipitation. Temperatures wise, we are talking about a high of 33 degrees Celsius on average in the summer and this only drops to 25 degrees in the winter. Do be aware of the fact that this part of the US is prone to hurricanes.
Miami International Airport (MIA) will be the easiest option for your holidays in Key Biscayne. Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines and British Airways all operate services to Miami from London Heathrow (LHR).