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South Beach

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Nautilus)
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Ranked #7 of 47 attractions in Miami Beach
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Type: Beaches
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... more » 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. « less
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The beach is great to walk along, especially to escape the restaurants on Ocean Drive. The sand is clean and the sea blue but it was extremely busy. There are lots of things to do on the beach, however, with areas for different beach sports.

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123 reviews 123 reviews
100 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were on our honeymoon and only had 3 days in Miami. But we didn't think much of the city and had just planned to relax (after a hectic and exciting time in Orlando) and hit the beach. We only went for one day though which was all we needed. It's a great beach, definitely one of the nicest ones... More

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Lilburn, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You will be mesmerized but what you see on South Beach, they have everything you can imagine. When they say the "freaks come out at night", thats an understatement. The eateries are good but over priced.

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The sand was soft and the water was super clear! I loved the waves. I just didn't like how hot the sand was, but hey it's Florida! :) My son who is 10 months loved it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I love South Beach. It is an inexpensive get away. There is so much to do and so many beautiful people.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Love this place. Tons of restaurants, lots of amazing night shows, great beach. Can't go wrong! Hot and humid as hell in the summer but it's part of the appeal.

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Richmond, Virginia
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196 reviews 196 reviews
55 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Tried going on this beach but always resort to going back to the hotels pool.Great for kids ( but which beach isn't right? ) The beach is overly crowded...not for us..

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Joliet, Il
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The first time in Florida and for us, Miami Beach was over rated. We went in JUne, it was very hot, not many other tourists. The beaches are very clean, beautiful, with people of all shapes and sizes in swim suits. Like any other beach, some people had loud music and were themselves very loud. The parking ANYWHERE in Miami... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

by far the worst experince of my life they are very ignorant down here and they have people walking around asking would you like to buy drugs. not a place for children to be

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Naples, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Busy beach and great at sunrise but loaded with garbage and cigarettes from the crazy nights before. Lots of amenities like beach lockers, chair and umbrella rentals but expensive and crowded. If you like a quiet slow pace beach, this is not for you! Lots of crazy people loaded from a day of drinking. Homeless and peddlers along the beach... More

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