Had 2 small children during BCS Championship. THey wanted to experience ocean and the beach while in Miami. Asked the Concierge at the Downtwn Marriott nearest public beach.She said Bal Harbor was a fovorite spot for her. Needed a car. About a 20 minute drive from downtown. Public parking with about a 5 minute walk to beach. Small children loved it. Found shells,built a sandcastle, Surf was very safe for an 8 and 4 year old. Very quiet,
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