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“You can see it all here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Beach

South Beach
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
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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.
Georgia
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“You can see it all here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

What a great beach. Go early to reserve one of the "beds". It is an elevated queens size padded "bed" that hold 3-4 people. Great for sunning and people watching. Food is across the street. You are not suppose to bring alcohol on the beach but if you are discrete about it, nothing will be said to you. We had a total blast.

Visited May 2013
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“A Night on the Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We found parking about 4 blocks away from Ocean Drive but we didn't care because it was a beautiful day to walk. We did stop by the beach but since it was getting dark, there wasn't any thing interesting to see and so we headed back to the strip. I liked this strip. It was full of happy people shopping or drinking coffee and tea or just people watched. We didn't buy anything but I chatted with a nice Spanish speaking sales clerk who was just happy to talk to someone because her store was devoid of customers. Anyway, it was good to finally see Ocean Drive and South Beach and the highlight for me was the Versace Mansion which is now a hotel.

Visited November 2012
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“Great beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Nice water, nice sand, too bad there are no bars on the beach though.

Make sure you bring your sunscreen!

Visited April 2013
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“Crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I'd go on a week day next time! It was too crowded and there was no public parking. Lots of great people watching though!!!!!!

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting for an afternoon”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

For years I have been wanting to go to South Beach. Today we headed out there from Fort Lauderdale. Strolled down Lincoln Rd Mall during the morning and went to the Beach in the afternoon.
Most of the glamour here is on wheels. This is a beach where thousands (I mean thousands) of people spend their day. We came down 5th street to Ocean drive and paid a valet to park our car and grabbed our gear and walked to the beach.

The water was blue and the water was warm. We had a good time, but it didn't quite deliver what I thought was an upscale venue. Having lunch on Ocean drive really provided a lot of people watching and counting all the Bentleys, Rolls, Audi's etc...was really entertaining.

I've done it and not sure I would do it again. If you go, have lunch first and have the valet park your car where you dine. Then cross the street for the beach.

Visited May 2013
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