Rickenbacker Causeway Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Miami which includes tropical scenes, a sandy beach and a city

This toll road traverses Biscayne Bay to connect Miami, Florida, with the barrier islands of Key Biscayne and Virginia Key.

The Rickenbacker Causeway is a toll road connecting mainland Miami to the barrier islands of Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. It spans 5 miles (8 kilometers) across Biscayne Bay. It is named after Eddie Rickenbacker, an American war hero from World War I.

The southbound destination winds through the heart of Key Biscayne along Crandon Boulevard. This raised boulevard continues another 5 miles (8 kilometers) until it ends in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, near the historic Cape Florida lighthouse. Bill Baggs is frequently lauded as one of the top 10 beaches in the country. In addition to the lighthouse, it is a popular destination for boating, swimming, picnicking and sunbathing.

Crandon Park is another favorite destination. Its facilities include a golf course, tennis center, marinas and pools. Time your visit to attend the annual Miami Masters competition. The area has a large expanse of oceanfront and numerous spots for picnicking and hiking.

The other southbound destination is Virginia Key. The Miami Seaquarium is one of the oldest oceanariums in America. Here, find marine mammals such as orcas and dolphins, sharks, fish, sea turtles, manatees and various other creatures. The Seaquarium is open daily and holds frequent presentations and shows.

The area is also home to two prestigious schools that focus on marine studies: MAST Academy, a magnet school, and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, a college within the University of Miami.

Vehicles traveling from Miami are charged a toll, while northbound traffic to Miami is granted free access to the bridge. Bike across the Rickenbacker Causeway, a very popular activity that will allow you to stop and look out over the waterway. Many people rent bikes in Miami and take them to the Keys for a day excursion. Whatever mode of transportation you choose, the Rickenbacker Causeway is an integral connection between some of South Florida’s finest destinations.

Top things to do in Rickenbacker Causeway Beach

Top Hotels Close to Rickenbacker Causeway Beach

EAST Miami
EAST Miami
4.5 out of 5
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $329 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Brickell, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Brickell City Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of FTX Arena and Florida Grand Opera. LoanDepot park ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,413 reviews)
"The room, pool, gym, bar, and restaurant was great!"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

EAST Miami
46' Sea Ray - Luxury Yacht Rental in Key Biscayne!
46' Sea Ray - Luxury Yacht Rental in Key Biscayne!
Key Biscayne, FL
The price is $2,250 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Situated in Key Biscayne, this houseboat is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Miami Seaquarium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Crandon Marina and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Brickell ...
46' Sea Ray - Luxury Yacht Rental in Key Biscayne!
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2bath apartment
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2bath apartment
Key Biscayne, FL
Located in the heart of Key Biscayne, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Crandon Park, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, and Crandon Golf at ...
Get rates
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2bath apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Plan a trip to see Rickenbacker Causeway Beach

W Miami
Essex House By Clevelander
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available trips from Ashburn to Rickenbacker Causeway Beach
View all trips

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Rickenbacker Causeway Beach

Popular places to visit in Rickenbacker Causeway Beach

Rickenbacker Causeway Beach

Choose one or more items to build your trip:

Best Lodging Options Near Rickenbacker Causeway Beach

Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami
Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami
4.5 out of 5
1102 Brickell Bay Dr, Downtown Miami, Brickell, Miami, FL
The price is $179 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami
46' Sea Ray - Luxury Yacht Rental in Key Biscayne!
46' Sea Ray - Luxury Yacht Rental in Key Biscayne!
Key Biscayne, FL
The price is $2,250 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
46' Sea Ray - Luxury Yacht Rental in Key Biscayne!
EAST Miami
EAST Miami
4.5 out of 5
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL
The price is $329 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
EAST Miami
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2bath apartment
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2bath apartment
Key Biscayne, FL
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2bath apartment
NEWLY REMODELED - Key Colony at Key Biscayne
NEWLY REMODELED - Key Colony at Key Biscayne
Key Biscayne, FL
NEWLY REMODELED - Key Colony at Key Biscayne
YOLO**EXPERIENCE MIAMI BEACH IN ULTIMATE LUXURY**BRAND NEW TO MARKET
YOLO**EXPERIENCE MIAMI BEACH IN ULTIMATE LUXURY**BRAND NEW TO MARKET
Miami Beach, FL
YOLO**EXPERIENCE MIAMI BEACH IN ULTIMATE LUXURY**BRAND NEW TO MARKET
Key Biscayne Condos by Royal
Key Biscayne Condos by Royal
101 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, FL
Key Biscayne Condos by Royal
Beatiful apartment in Key Colony Condominium
Beatiful apartment in Key Colony Condominium
Key Biscayne, FL
Beatiful apartment in Key Colony Condominium
Sun & fun  ... the best place to take your recreation seriously in Miami!
Sun & fun ... the best place to take your recreation seriously in Miami!
Key Biscayne, FL
Sun & fun ... the best place to take your recreation seriously in Miami!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.