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South Beach

Address: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Ranked #25 of 159 Activities in Miami Beach
Activities: People-watching, Sunbathing, City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Owner description: People watching is a great pastime in Miami's South Beach, which...
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Activities: People-watching, Sunbathing, City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: People watching is a great pastime in Miami's South Beach, which draws celebrities and beautiful people in skimpy swim attire to see and be seen. The wide and fine, white sand-covered beaches are popular spots for fashion photo shoots, so you're sure to see models. The area is known for its hip clubs and wild nightlife as well as numerous excellent restaurants.
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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is one massive beach. There weren't many people in the water in January, but we were glad it wasn't crowded. We sat for a while just to say we visited Miami Beach, but it was really kind of cool and windy. There were lounges and umbrellas to rent for a fee. But we had our own chairs. We were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This beach was beautiful! The sand was soft with very little shells/rocks, and the water was fairly warm (more than I expected for January). We went on a Friday afternoon and it was surprisingly not too crowded either. The pathway that runs along the beach is also great for walking, jogging, biking, etc. and has great views of the water.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed how long this beach was and how you could walk for what seemed like forever. I enjoyed finding washed up shells as I made my way back to my hotel and enjoyed visiting the beach and sand several times during my stay. As nice as it was though, there were many bags/garbage in the water. I'm not sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If your a runner then look no further! Pack your gear and head down to the beach and not for sand running! The top quarter of the beach is so compact from the mini carts servicing the many mini takeouts that it's so hard it's like road running but on white chalk by the sea with the sunshine and views... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

With the clean white sand light blu water and amazing temps in the high 70-low 80's Miami beach cannot be beat. Lots of activities, great food and drinks a tiny walk across the street make this all worth it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I loved everything about. The only thing I didn't like, is that I don't get to wake up to that every morning.

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Glovers Reef Atoll, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this beach! Visited in late January and the beach was quiet, clean, and inviting. Enjoyed early morning walks and bike rides along the boardwalk. Great people watching.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The weather was amazing even though it was "winter" in Florida. The beach was clean and full of people. The walkway along the beach is awesome - filled with people on bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, segways, you name it! Ocean drive is filled with great restaurants and bars too. South Beach is a great time!

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

South Beach was a great mix of nightlife. With the feel and energy of Vegas mixed with with Los Angeles beach vibe it was an experience. The vast array of wealth and lack of concern for time blended like a mixed drink. The food was great and the Cuban influence and architecture was quite agreeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Beach is flat and sandy, water fab great for walking, cycling or skating it goes on and on and fully safe with lifeguard stations

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