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South Beach

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Nautilus)
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Ranked #6 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Water is warm and sand is white but.... So much seaweed in the water and garbage floating and on the bottom of the ocean. I stepped in gum on the sea floor and it stuck to my foot.. only in sobe. also common to see cig butts, beer cans, random plastic in the water.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Welcome to South Beach...really short for South America Beach. Skimpy and muscle tight outfits, cigars, Spanish speak. And you think you are still in USA? You are. Be seen or be invisible in Ocean Drive. We enjoyed the stroll here but it seems shallow as the beach nearby. You can party here like it is 1999. Tip: Dont worry, it... More

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited South Beach after we disembarked from our cruise boat. We had planned on spending most ofthe day enjoying the beach but when we arrived on Ocean Blvd. I was shocked by what I saw. I had anticipated that South Beach would be amazing due to all of the "hype" on TV about it and what I heard from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Loved the vibe, the Art Deco and all the preservation efforts. Felt alive to walk around. Hotel room was small but we should NOT be spending much time there .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I am not a huge fan of Miami, but the week I spent in South Beach kind of changed my mind. I stayed at a hotel right on the main strip of Ocean Drive and it was really cool to walk downstairs to all the excitement of South Beach

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Some parts of South Beach are way overrated. It can be dirty and noisy and that's what to expect in South Beach. Also, it can be so much fun. Visting every year for the Swim Show I continue to see an effort to keep the streets safer and clean. This morning walking Lincoln Road to city parking I noticed that... More

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Westchester, California, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Took the kids here at 7pm and it just didn't feel safe. Would definitely skip, it isn't what I thought it would be.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What can I say ? It's South Beach ! Sun, fun , shopping, nightlife, and great food ! We had a great time and are going to go back

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Frisco, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

FUn to watch people and shop. Many different restaurants to chose from. Didn't like the construction and one way roads.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Been going a couple times a year for 10 years. Went last week and unfortunately it has gone totally ghetto. Used to chic, hip, euro. Now just completely low class ghetto on Ocean Drive, even the Fountainbleau was bad. Really sad. I guess when the rappers buy places there the fans follow. Know wha I sayin? Too bad, we wont... More

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