If you’re looking to hit the beach for a dose of vitamin D but don’t want to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of other, busier beaches, then Virginia Key
is for you. This stretch of beach offers free parking, a dog beach, shady palms, concessions like frozen lemonade and snacks, water sports rentals, hiking trails and places to have a picnic. Many people choose to jog and cycle along the sidewalk that runs past the beach and over the Rickenbacker Causeway. This sandy destination is a perfect place to bring a towel or beach chair, a good book and a snack (or some beers), then just sit back and relax.