A few months back we were flipping through the "Best of" issue of the Miami New Times and El Hombre clipped some of the things we wanted to check out. One of which was the recommendation for the "Best Picnic Spot in Miami." MNT reported this spot to be Black Point Park down in Homestead, so we went to check it out. Now don't get me wrong, it's not a bad spot, but I would never go so far as to call it the best in Miami.
We drove in and found some parking. We kept looking for the picnic area, and all we saw were some tables around the water. What was kind of cool about the spots is that you can see the boats coming in and out from the marina, but really that's not such a unique site if you camp out by the water.
What was nice was the little path we took all the way out into the bay. Alot of people were there fishing, boating, etc. We ended up sitting down on the ground and watching the boats and eating our sandwiches. It was a nice day and we did have partial shade but our view was somewhat marred by Turkey Point, and there wasn't a soft spot, we had to sit on a gravelly ground.
I won't complain about mosquitos because this is Miami and it is summer, but when you are writing up a recommendation spot for picnics, things to consider would be availability of soft ground, shaded picnic tables and the proximity to the water.
What I would recommend the spot for is fishing, boating and kayaking and canoeing (if you like ocean kayaking that is.) They also had bike trails, but I suspect the ones at Oleta are better.
But I did snap some pictures:
(That's some serious litter, and yes I did pick up and throw away a few people's litter)