Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Virginia Key Beach Park
Erected 2006 by A Florida Heritage Site sponsored by the City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-573.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 25° 44.102′ N, 80° 9.375′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from Virginia Beach Drive 0.4 miles north of Rickenbacker Causeway (State Road 913), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Key Biscayne FL 33149, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historical Marker #2 Dance Pavilion (a few steps from this marker); Historical Marker #1: The Concession Stand (within shouting distance of this marker); Office of Dr. James Jackson, Miami's First Physician (approx. 2.8 miles away); Professor Charles Torrey Simpson/Professor Charles Torrey Simpson Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Congregation Beth Jacob (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brickell Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mary Brickell Park Saving the Circle (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the Atlantic Ocean beach next to the bath house and snack bar. The park is directly off Rickenbacker Causeway connecting Key Biscayne and Miami. Nearby facilities include the Miami Seaquarium, a major tennis center, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Also see . . .
1. The Seminole Wars. (Submitted on December 4, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
2. Remembering protest that led to opening first beach for Black Miamians. May 10, 2015 Miami Herald article on the opening of Virginia Key Beach for blacks in Miami in 1945. (Submitted on May 10, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 4, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.