Biscayne National Park is a unique marine park within sight of downtown Miami. Ninty-five percent of the park’s surface area is water protecting a rare combination of coral reefs, aquamarine waters, emerald isles, and over 70 shipwrecks. Since the majority of this park is underwater, be sure to pack your swimwear and waterproof camera equipment to get the most out of this special national park. Snorkeling, scuba diving, boat rides, and kayaking are all great ways to explore the beauty of this incredible place! If landscape photography is more your style, you may want to check out the mangrove shore at Convoy Point which is the only road-accessible part of the park. Feeling more adventurous? Then try camping on the Boca Chita Key or Elliott Key islands for some good landscape photography opportunities. Be sure to pack your own food as there are no services available on the islands and as with every park, take only pictures and leave only footprints when you go.
Top Photography Locations and Sights at Biscayne National Park:
As photographers, we know that many of you will only have one chance in a lifetime to visit the National Parks. To make your life easier, we have compiled a list of our top photography locations and sights at Biscayne National Park! While this is not comprehensive, and there are many more amazing sights to see, it should give you a good feel for the park.
- Convoy Point (0.25-mile trail, and boardwalk leads to a jetty. Kayaking available.)
- Biscayne Bay
- Boca Chita Key (tent camping)
- Elliott Key (tent camping)
- Southern Keys (private boat or occasional ranger-led tours of Jones Lagoon)
- Reefs (Make a trip to the outer reef for the best snorkeling and diving)
- Maritime Heritage Trail (shipwreck snorkeling)
- Stiltsville (Submerged lands with houses on stilts)
Map of Biscayne National Park:
- Featured Photo Credit: Biscayne’s Boca Chita Lighthouse
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