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South Beach

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Nautilus)
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Ranked #8 of 48 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

cleaness, white sand, rental jet ski. lot of restaurants, bar, clubs. it is lovely to rent a bike and go all cost long.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We've lived in South Beach for 10 years and have also traveled to most of the other great beaches in the world including the Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, the Caribbean, and throughout the Med. South Beach's water is generally very clean and a truly beautiful color...in January and February a bit cool "refreshing" and in the summer like bath water... More

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Turkey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

With our 10 year old son we had a great day at South Beach. Although it was breezy we had so much fun. It was not over crowded, we had our privacy. The sand was great so was the sea, not salty as Turkey's Mediterranean and was not too cold or hot. Only downside, it was good that they had... More

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Ottawa,
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Loved south beach so many cool places to visit great resturants great people watching really cool beach fantastic at night

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have been to many beaches in the world and Miami Beach is hands-down one of the best. That's because the water is turquoise and clear, and let's not forget -- WARM! The waves are generally very gentle and the beach has such a gentle slope to it so it's perfect for waders and the leisurely lounging types. The beach... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

From the movies everyone think South Beach is Miami but guess what: all you see is 10 blocks of Ocean Drive and nothing more than that. Be explorative and go south of 5th between 3rd and 4th to live the local energy beach life.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Walk around with open eyes, all day long. Enjoy all the colors of the buildings, all the beautiful people, all the parties. It isnt only architecture, its lifestyle between architecture.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

if you want to park near the beach in a public parking lot and not pay a fortune for parking. Go in the morning to find a parking spot. This is where surfing is allowed and is the southernmost part of Miami Beach. You can watch cruise ships going out of the inlet to PortMiami (most cruise ships depart around... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

even on an evening that wall misty with rain everyone was out and about. I much more preferred going to the beach on an off hour (early am) while it was raining.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Living on South Beach (SoBe) is a great experience. The weather is great, the beach is fantastic, and the activities are endless. If you are a beach person you cannot find another beach as beautiful and accessable as SoBe. The best thing about SoBe is everything you need is in walking distance. If you enjoy taking walks there is the... More

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