Miami Beaches

(Miami, Florida - FL, USA)

Miami BeachesIt is the 15 miles / 24 km of beaches that make Miami a little different to other large cities in America. Attracting a broad spectrum of tourists and visitors of different ages, the region's beaches draw a diverse mixture of teenagers, families and seniors, all coming here to enjoy the Florida sunshine and the excellent facilities.

The main coastal districts around the city include the likes of South Beach, Lummus Park, Northern Miami, Haulover, the North Shore State Recreation Area and Crandon Park. South Beach is especially popular and affectionately known by the locals as 'SoBe', being located just below the Indian Creek waterway and lying between Biscayne Bay (west) and the Atlantic Ocean (east).

South Beach (SoBe)

Situated between 5th and 41st Streets, the South Beach district is probably the most well-known region of Miami, featuring some of the city's best and most popular beaches. There are also many grand art deco buildings located nearby, together with numerous bars, restaurants, coffee shops and nightclub venues.

Lummus Park Beach

Address: Ocean Drive, 5th Street to 15th Street, Miami Beach, Florida FL, 33139, USA
Tel: +1 305 673 7730
One of the busiest stretches of the vast beachfront is concentrated between 5th Street to 23 Street, which is better known as 'Lummus Park'. There is a large surf area at the south end, by the rocks. Topless sunbathing is permitted, but nudists are not allowed here. Of note, the area around 12th Street is particularly popular with sunbathing gay couples.

Miami Beaches

Northern Miami Beach

Northern Miami Beach is situated north of where the Julian Tuttle Causeway connects the island with Miami and the area is home to a mixture of residential and commercial developments, as well as a number of excellent, trendy beach areas.

Haulover Beach Park

Address: 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida FL, 33154, USA
Tel: +1 305 947 3525
This beautiful part of Miami Beach features soft golden sand, warm water and excellent coastal views of South Miami Beach. Situated at the Haulover Beach Park, slightly north of Bal Harbor Village, the dense vegetation hides many of the inland apartment blocks and creates a secluded area where many people choose to sunbathe in the nude. Kayaks are available to rent in this area, for those who fancy paddling up the nearby Oleta River.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk

North Shore State Recreation Area

Located close to Surfside, between 79th and 87th Streets, Miami's North Shore State Recreation Area is a wonderful preserve of around 40 acres / 16 hectares of sand dunes. Facilities at this beachfront include boardwalks, changing rooms, picnic tables, barbecue pits and bicycle pathways.

Crandon Park Beach

Address: 6747 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida FL, 33149, USA
Tel: +1 305 361 5421
Crandon Park Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Miami and has much to offer. Highlights include some 3 miles / 4.5 km of glorious golden beaches, almost 500 acres / 202 hectares of parkland, picnic areas, an area for roller-skating, amusements, children's rides, a playground for children, sports fields and a landscaped 18-hole golf course.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk