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Address: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Go to 12th Beach

Love south beach, the beach is massive so you never feel crowded and plenty of sun beds and umbrellas. $20 for each for the day. Head to 12th Beach for the gay friendly section... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love south beach, the beach is massive so you never feel crowded and plenty of sun beds and umbrellas. $20 for each for the day. Head to 12th Beach for the gay friendly section, but all of south beach is pretty gay friendly anyway. But lots of eye candy to pass the time at this part of the beach !

Thank wanderlust6
Lutherville, Maryland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

South Beach has a well-earned reputation for being a party town and a great time. It was a fun place to visit, although it is really best suited for young party-goers more than middle-aged ones and older.

Thank ebrotman
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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This beach was clean and big. We always visited in the morning when it was quieter. Not far to walk up to the main road for food and drinks.

Thank hgbe
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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This is such a fun place from an early am walk to a late night drink! The deco buildings are a must see and the many restaurants and stores! Great for any meal, sit and people watch!!

Thank stephanie m
Paris, France
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

South of Fifth is a very nice area and the best if you want to have access to refined restaurants, good beaches and nice walks

Thank Armand-louis W
New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

South Beach is a lot like Las Vegas.....to the tenth degree.....with a lot of mesh....and snakes draped over around the necks of people dancing in the streets.....and drag shows.....and cars of unimaginable expense. The whole experience is so over the top. It was so awesome and exhausting all at the same time!

Thank Melanie S
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398 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Art Deco buildings at South Beach are truly exceptional, and mostly very well maintained. A world landmark.

Thank rokkap
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

this is miami, if you came to miami and never went to south beach you waste your time, a lot of stores, and restaurants just in front of the beach . nice people and very safe

Thank zapatatata
Damascus, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean, not super crowded, calm, fun, great sun and breeze! Most hotels offer cabana service which makes it even better!

Thank Mark P
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our first day we went to the beach and found out they wanted up to US$100 for 2 beds and an umbrella, the beach is lovely and clean, with plenty drink vendors selling beers etc at very good prices...... Probably the best price to get a Corona in South Beach............

Thank DennyC111111

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