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Address: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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People watching is a great pastime in Miami's South Beach, which draws...

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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Excellent people watching!

Great for people watching! Café hosts are rather annoying though, harassing you to come and eat at their venue. They are very bold and loud. The beach is great. Soft sand. Space... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Menerbes, France
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Menerbes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for people watching! Café hosts are rather annoying though, harassing you to come and eat at their venue. They are very bold and loud. The beach is great. Soft sand. Space for everyone. Friendly atmosphere. Feels very safe.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The South Beach resort area is a fun, busy touristy place. We had complimentary lounge chairs courtesy of our hotel. There are vendors wandering the beach taking orders for food and drinks. We ordered a pina colada and a mango margarita which were very good but also very expensive. $35 for the two drinks! Oh well, we were on vacation!!... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We feel so lucky that we are minutes from South Beach. We can always enjoy the sun and good food from local restaurants. South Beach is the most if not the only hot spot to visit first, before you carry down the list of all the other things that Miami has to offer. Water is deliciously warm lol during hot... More 

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Joensuu, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice and clean beach, no disturbance. A big waves when we visited. All beach patrol booths are differnt style. The beach is big so it doesn't feel overcrowded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to a lot of beaches in my life and Miami Beach ranks high on the list for clean sand, endless sandy stretches, a nearby boardwalk and plenty of amenities for snacks, drinks or lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sun sand and blue water wonderful south beach ... had a great time on beach 80 degree Weather in nov can't beat it

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beach is amazing even when the water is a little cold but with the sun it warms up. The service of drinks and food is good and it helps you relax.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love South Beach. We visit at least once a year with family. Water is beautiful and no matter your age you'll enjoy the visit.

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Miami? I'm sure there are many restaurants on Ocean Drive that do not rip off their customers. Sadly we didn't find any. Being scammed a couple of times has really put us off Miami. Yes the beaches and the architecture are worth a look but the constant touting by long legged girls outside their restaurants really does get to you... More 

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Ostermundigen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Family Holliday in Florida, Roadtrip, Beach, Miami, Fort Myers, Naples, Miami Beach, Ocean Drive, Hotel Craydon

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