Venetian Bridges and Islands, Miami Beach

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Venetian Bridges and Islands, Miami Beach
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Venetian Way leads across Biscayne Bay, connecting the Miami Beach neighborhood with Miami on the other side. It is a one hour walk from one side to the other. There are six islands, connected by beautiful white Venetian bridges. It's a very romantic walk, with water views at every turn! Many people jog, walk, or walk their dogs at this spot. 

I started on the Miami Beach side at Maurice Gibb Memorial Park (which has a large playground for kids with a shade canopy), and walked about halfway across the Venetian Causeway and back. I was mesmerized by the sweet views everywhere! At each bridge, the views reminded me of Hawaii, the edge of the islands, people's backyards and docks, reminding me of houses on Koko Marina in Hawaii Kai. As you cross each bridge you come to grassy areas with coconut trees, on the edge of the water. Then you walk over the islands, in wonderfully pretty neighborhoods. 
The first island, Belle Isle, has a modern, fenced playground with many fun structures for kids, and plenty of shade. It is located along Venetian Way, so you walk right past it. This island has huge skyscraper condo buildings. The next two islands have houses.
The other islands, in order from east to west, are called Rivo Alto Island, Di Lido Island, San Marino Island, San Marco Island, and Biscayne Island.
There is a breeze that keeps you cool as you walk along, and shade some of the time.
After, have a coffee at Panther Coffee, in a modern, kind of sterile, development just north of Maurice Gibb Memorial Park. Or check out one of the cafes like Icebox Cafe, a health food cafe.
Or walk over to Lincoln Road Mall, where there are endless choices of cafes for blocks and blocks, under amazing vegetation. It is a nine minute walk away. If you don't want to eat at an expensive cafe, you can choose Shake Shack, a modern fast food place with nice picnic tables and umbrellas out front.

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View from Maurice Gibb Park.

Boats on the water, as seen from Maurice Gibb Park.

Playground at Belle Isle.

Spinner on the playground at Belle Isle.

Interesting play equipment on Belle Isle.

Baby swings on Belle Isle.

Belle Isle Park: its swings and palm trees.

Cute landscaping at Belle Isle Park.

Amazing tree at Belle Isle Park.

Water beside the bridge.

Venetian Bridge criss cross design.

Palm trees by the water.

Gorgeous vegetation and water.

Beautiful views from the bridge.

The chunky white bridge.

Drawbridge tower.

Palms and waterfront houses.

A jogger takes a break to look at the water.

Amazing water by the homes.

Tree by the water.

Incredible waterfront homes with docks.

Waterfront homes and mermaid green water.

Venetian bridge and causeway in the distance.

Glassy water.

Norfolk Pine- not quite as happy as the ones in Australia.

View across the bay to buildings at 46th Street Beach.

Amazing color of the water.

Bright incredible trees, grass, and hedges.

View of Maurice Gibb Park and the bay, from the top of Residence Inn Miami Beach South Beach.


Access the Venetian Bridges and Islands by starting at Maurice Gibb Memorial Park at 1700 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach 33139. You can pay for parking here, $2 an hour.


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