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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 50 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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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

within a 2 kilometer area..World-Class restaurants, eateries, bars, shopping,,, all at reasonable US rates...parking all around area at $ 1.50 hr to $10 Minimum,,,,Where else in the First World may you din this!! Great weather, Ocean front and beautiful people to look at, enjoy and partake with!

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Vienna, Austria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

South Beach is a huge destination for many people around the world so needless to say there are a lot of tourists there no matter what time of year or day. The beach itself is gorgeous and it is worth seeing and maybe even spending a day there to enjoy the sun, just do not expect to be isolated. Restaurants... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great place to hang out at night - very colourful and don't feel like you are in USA - lots of bars and restaurants and interesting shops although far more 'high street chain' than a few years ago - has lost lots of the independents which is a shame - lots of building work tho' and not great for driving

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

But you have to go if you are in the area, not sure what all the fuss is about as it has a lot of odd people around you and a lot of strange looking people on roller skates ....

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Northern New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

South Beach is ok. This is my second trip back. I was here for work last year and took a few extra days vacation. This year I was coming to Florida for a cruise, so stayed a few extra days in Miami. I probably would not go to Miami or South Beach if there was no reason to. I wouldn't... More

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Maple, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

this is where the beautiful and want to be beautiful people hang out. great restaurants, an endless beach and tons, i mean tons, of flesh to look at...though some were not that young or toned. buts lots to look at and not badly prices for tourist shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful beach. Lovely and clean. Water very warm. No jellyfish when we went. Sun loungers very good and umbrellas much needed.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not a far cab ride from the fountainebleau hotel, like 5-8 mins. Grab lunch on the beach then walk over and have some beach fun for a few hours. Go to Lincoln or Esperanza way for a dinner out too is nice.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed relaxing at the beach. Very nice for long walks and lounging. The water was clear and refreshing

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is certainly worth a wander, but it has become so commercial that the sidewalks are no longer that. Best to walk along Ocean Boulevard on the beach side for a great view of the Art Deco hotels and to avoid the crowded sidewalks.

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