Life in South Florida isn't complete without a boat and a park to park it.
The Fairchild Coconut Grove.
FAIRCHILD COCONUT GROVE The Fairchild is something of an outdoor wonderland, with landscaping by Maison&Objet Americas’ 2016 Designer of the Year, Rafael de Cárdenas, who modeled it after the famed tropical garden the Kampong. The extensive waterfront site has boat slips for purchase, one communal slip for residents, and a large floating dock for paddleboarding, kayaking, and the like. 3581 E. Glencoe St., Miami, 305-909-0483
Boaters have long had their eyes on Marina Palms and its first-class 112-slip marina. Now the property is rolling out its most luxurious tower, set on its own peninsula and with unparalleled views. Residents get unlimited use of the dock’s kayaks, windsurfing boards, and paddleboards, plus membership in a private club with access to the property’s own fleet of boats. 17111 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 786-629-9670
This residences-only property is situated on Surprise Lake, a sheltered channel that leads to both the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. It features a private marina with docking facilities for 36 boats as well as access to a private houseboat—a 40-foot VanDutch yacht with its own captain, perfect for those who don’t want the headache of ownership. 4701 N. Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305-602-2929
Fisher Island, Miami’s über-luxe 216-acre private enclave (visitors have included Oprah Winfrey and the Clintons), recently welcomed this complex featuring 47 oversize residences. Two marinas are available for the estate’s residents, with rare accommodations for vessels over 200 feet long. 1 Fisher Island Dr., Fisher Island, 305-535-6071
At Turnberry Isle, chic condominiums, chef-driven restaurants, a hotel, a golf course, and a full-service marina offer residents everything under the sun. The new Ocean Club ups the ante with access to the Turnberry Isle Marina & Yacht Club, some of whose 68 slips will accommodate yachts up to 150 feet long. 18501 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-933-3000