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South Beach

Address: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Miami Beach
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: People-watching, Sunbathing, City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Owner description: People watching is a great pastime in Miami's South Beach, which...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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 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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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Most clean and clear beach. There is no way one should miss out on the south beach. Parking is a huge pain in the butt. Reaching early in the day should find you a spot if not park in a garage. If you are planning on going during evening, you should go to ocean drive for the colorful restaurants and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful. Clean ocean area. More like Hawaii than other Florida beaches. After reading all the other reviews I am surprise that no one mentioned all the homeless. It is hard being in vacation spending $20 on a drink and seeing people in such bad shape. As a mother of a 4 and 5 year old, you are not worried about... More 

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Islamabad
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

When you are on south beach, it becomes a very precious moment of your life. Ocean waves touching your feet and body energize your feelings and every molecule and atom of your body fills up with joy.

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Vancouver, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

South Beach has a little of something for everyone. The boardwalk is a fantastic place to take long walks, the beach is beautiful, the hotels are fabulous, and shopping on Lincoln Road is really fun. The outdoor patios remind me a little of Las Ramblas in Barcelona. I definitely recommend a visit.

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Beverly Hills, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Valet can be $30- $50 for dinner. Food is a little pricy. Great Beach. Great board walk. Not to crowded. THE GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Many, many things to do here. Drinking, eating, dancing, clubbing, walking around or just having fun with friends and family. Just many things to do here. An iconic famous place. Right up there with LA and NYC. Can get very expensive very quick. But well worth it.

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Haddonfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

These beaches have gentle waves, clear turquoise water, and clean sand under the water that's free of rocks. There are a variety of restaurants in every price range and many interesting shops. The motels are colorful, spectacular, Art Deco delights.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

First of all, we regret our decisions to stay longer in Miami as Bali was much more lively than Miami during the time of our stay there. We decided to head to Key Largo instead to recover the disappointment. The waitress at each restaurant keep blocking our way and shoving the menu to our face as we were walking along... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I took our two boys had a seafront walk. It was nice and warm, not too hot. It was absolutely splendid! Sand castle building, jet skiing, and chasing the sea birds.... How wonderful!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We were very pleasantly surprised by the hot weather (sunbathing temperature) in November. South Beach is vibrant, clean and safe, with plenty to see, from shopping, bars, restaurants and classic art-deco buildings.

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