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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (444 reviews)
“ocean drive” (718 reviews)
“white sand” (185 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Reviewed yesterday

south beach lives up to the hype! luxury cars beautiful people warm waters and great night life. i highly recommend that you go to mongos. its a nightclub on ocean full of shows music food. you should pregame before going out because drinks are crazy...More

Thank michelasies
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

South Beach was "happening". Lots of people watching, great restaurants and bars on Ocean Drive. Boardwalk for walkers, runners, and people watchers. Beautiful beach and even a Starbucks.

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a 3 night stay at the Riviera which was initially only planned to be one. It was due to the quality of the hotel, staff and entertainment at the Riviera that we ended up extending and not moving on elsewhere. They made our stay...More

Thank JJ1232323
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great beach for swimming - perfect waves to play in and safe for the children. Water is warm and most of the hotels on the beach have services for their guests.

Thank Hashiem B
Reviewed 5 days ago

On Ocean Drive you have everything from night clubs to restaurants and bars. You can go out there at like 5 am and the parties will still be going.

Thank nancy2196
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you enjoy people watching while sipping on a very expensive drink, then by all means go for it. The beach is crowded and active. Nice atmosphere with very clean sand. At night the crowds are huge and the clubs loud. The music varied from...More

Thank C G
Reviewed 5 days ago

For me is miami beach one of the most places which you must visit if you are in miami. Long beach with bars, restaurants and hotels. Clean beach and pure ocean.

Thank Dom_Lock
Reviewed 6 days ago

The beach is nice and long but it is not the greatest of beaches. What you should not miss though is Ocean Drive.

Thank Carlos O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a regular down at South Beach and it is safe to say no place on earth is like it. I am a well seasoned traveler and this is one of my favorite destinations. If you want to be by the pool with the...More

Thank JuarezJJackson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

South beach is a very lively place and we had an amazing time. Mangos is a definite must-see and the beach was amazing as well.

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August 28, 2017|
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Response from speedlion | Reviewed this property |
SLS hotel has great parties, i would email this hotel and few other party venues 1-2 months before and get tickets to 1 venue at least : they usually sell out quickly !
August 14, 2017|
Response from PlatinumHoney | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I am unable to assist with your question as I have not inquired nor participated in the kind of experience you are looking for, but it sounds like we would enjoy the same! I recommend you ask the concierge of... More
Rachal B
August 10, 2017|
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Response from David O | Reviewed this property |
yes. do not want to be there if it is lightening, but beach is fun in the rain.