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South Beach

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Nautilus)
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As featured in Budget-friendly in Miami
Ranked #7 of 49 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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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Yes, South Beach is wild and crazy, probably all you hear about it and more. Must visit once to people watch as it is great entertainment in itself but that's about it for my personal taste. If you are into the drinking, wilder, sometimes weird crowd, this beach is great for you; if you prefer something a bit more family-friendly... More

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Manchester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Stunning beach, stunning waters so clear and so warm! Definitely worth a day trip but make sure you pack lots of water as the stalls are really expensive.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

What was I thinking when we decided to drive to Florida from Toronto??? We've done the AI resort vacations to the Caribbean and we LOVE it. But, we decided to switch things up and go on a “road trip” to Miami Florida. We rented a car from AVIS at the Buffalo International Airport location. The price was a bargain as... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

South Beach has everything you need to have a great vacation. If you want music, drinks and good food Ocean is the place to be, although there is great food everywhere in Miami. If you want to shop, just head to Lincoln Mall and if you want to chill on the quiet side of the beach, just go by 20th.

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Brooklyn, New York
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243 reviews 243 reviews
95 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We spent the afternoon in South Beach. The beach is huge and lovely. The water was warm and the white sand was hot. I was lots of fun. You can swim, rent a jet ski , catch some rays or just people watch. There were some interesting characters walking around.

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Oeiras, Portugal
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

With lots of facilities along the beach, you just can't miss this white sandy beach and a dive into its blue hot waters!

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The beach is gorgeous and clean. There are lifeguard stations strewn along the shore. You can walk out into the water 50 yards and still be on sand. The water (in July) was warm with an occasional cool current running by your feet. Beach umbrellas and lounge rentals on the beach are really expensive. If you stop on Washington Ave... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We stayed in South Beach for three days. We had a great time enjoying the beach, people watching and the many restaurants. Lincoln Rd Mall was good for restaurants and people watching too. We will go back. The Bayside Harbor mall was enjoyable, especially if you like looking at boats and shopping etc. The beach is wide, well groomed, clean... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place can be really good and really bad. Still have some nice people but there is a lot of weird people. Everything is overprice, everything. It is hard to park your car. Police sucks here too, they don't do anything about anything. A lot Spanish talking everywhere (USA?) I mean first language is Spanish. But the clubs are nice,... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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186 reviews 186 reviews
86 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The water is beautiful and miles of beach to walk. Parking is not the best, but there are bikes to rent to ride. Every time I go to Miami, I make this a must visit for an afternoon. The people watching is half the fun.

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