Snorkel along North America’s only barrier reef
The flawless beaches and clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean draw flocks of tourists to Miami every year. Florida is home to North America’s only barrier reef – the third-largest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef and Belize Barrier Reef. The Florida Reef, spanning 220mi (354km) along the state’s coast, is protected by the National Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary Program. You can rent or buy snorkeling gear at either Austin’s Dive Center or South Beach Divers, where $12 (£9.65) will get you everything you need for a day in the water exploring Miami’s marine life.