Haulover Park in Florida

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Haulover Beach at north Miami Beach © flickr.com - Infrogmation of New Orleans/cc-by-2.0

Haulover Beach at north Miami Beach © flickr.com – Infrogmation of New Orleans/cc-by-2.0

Haulover Park is a 177-acre (72 ha) urban park owned and operated by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department, located in metropolitan Miami, just north of Bal Harbour, Florida. The park is located on a shoal between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, just north of the Broad Causeway (SR 922) and Collins Avenue.

The Dade County Commission procured the beach front property in 1940 following a lobbying effort for a $2 million municipal bond ($36 million, in 2018 dollars) by county commissioner Charles H. Crandon for the purchases of northern Key Biscayne (what became Crandon Park) and the beach north of Baker’s Haulover Inlet, then called Ocean Beach. Construction began on beach facilities in 1941, halted soon afterward due to funding holds following the onset of World War II. Work on the property resumed in 1945, and the park was renamed Haulover Park in January 1947, opening to the public the following year in late 1948.

© Elmschrat/cc-by-da-3.0 A1A highway entering Haulover Park © Elmschrat/cc-by-sa-3.0 Haulover Sandbar, North Miami and Haulover Inlet © flickr.com - Ines Hegedus-Garcia/cc-by-2.0 Haulover Beach at north Miami Beach © flickr.com - Infrogmation of New Orleans/cc-by-2.0
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Haulover Sandbar, North Miami and Haulover Inlet © flickr.com - Ines Hegedus-Garcia/cc-by-2.0
The northern 0.4-mile (0.6 km) of the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) shoreline is a nude beach officially recognized and approved by the government of Miami-Dade County. The clothing-optional section was first designated by South Florida Free Beaches, a local naturist organization, in July 1991. The county at first tolerated but did not sanction the usage; it eventually allowed the installation of permanent signs marking the clothing-optional area, which were installed in December 1993. The clothing-optional area features lifeguards and a food and umbrella rental concession. It is the largest public nudist beach in the U.S. and attracts 1.3 million visitors per year.

The park features a marina, tennis courts, and an enclosed dog park. On the southern end of the park are several picnic recreational areas.

Read more on VisitFlorida.com – Miami’s Haulover Beach: Dare to Go Bare, MiamiAndBeaches.com – Haulover Park Beach and Wikipedia Haulover Park (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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