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Address: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: People-watching, Sunbathing, City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Description: People watching is a great pastime in Miami's South Beach, which draws...
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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Pretty place, nice beach service

The beach was so crowded when we visited. The water is beautiful but this year there was a lot of vegetation which did not make swimming a pleasure. The chairs come with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina

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Columbia, South Carolina
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The beach was so crowded when we visited. The water is beautiful but this year there was a lot of vegetation which did not make swimming a pleasure. The chairs come with mattresses which is really nice! I saw a lot of people with alcoholic beverages which I was not used to seeing as where I live alcohol is not... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The South Beach vibe is so fun. I went with someone who didn't enjoy it so much but I had a great time and wanted to stay. Everyone is different. The place is crowded, but not too bad. I enjoyed the food, the beautiful people, ocean and all the updates there are just fantastic. Don't forget to shop!! Great stores.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful beach but frankly not at all suitable for a family vacation. Main highlight is the beautiful ocean drive but focus is on adult night life and drinking/bars. Certainly not a spot I would ever choose for a visit with a family with children under 18 or perhaps drinking age.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The beach wasn't what I expected. It is nice but not the best beach. Wasn't too crowded whenever we went but the the water didn't look the best.The town itself is ok looking. Most of the buildings looked old and dirty. The palm tress were not rhe best looking.for it to be a tourist town, I expected it to be... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Vibrant, energetic and fun to watch while sipping a drink on the sidewalk. Beautiful, long white sandy beaches to walk and swim.

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for the "overcrowding" in getting there by car (only 25 minutes from Fort Lauderdale), Boardwalk and restaurants overcrowded....wasn't ready for this.

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love Ocean drive but to be honest it's crazy, noisy, boozy and edgy, but it's hopping, vibrant and there's great deals and good food and live entertainment.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had too much fun. Really great party vacay.ocean drive has so many different options for entertainment. Bad parking but otherwise good

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Sarasota, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What I do love about the Miami Beaches is playing in the waves. The sexy surroundings and beautiful people add to the ambiance.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is such a fun beach. The scenery is mindblowing with the city of Miami in the background, and the beautiful clear turquoise waters.

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Address: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach

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