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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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$159*
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Private Tour: South Beach Sightseeing
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$159*
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Private Tour: Miami Nighttime Sightseeing
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$40*
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South Beach Salsa Classes and Dancing with Live Band

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Perfect beaches but a few negatives

The beach and marina are so lovely and we were lucky to see Mannatees in the marina. The beach wasn't once over crowded or overly loud but was pricey for the umbrellas etc which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The beach and marina are so lovely and we were lucky to see Mannatees in the marina. The beach wasn't once over crowded or overly loud but was pricey for the umbrellas etc which were needed as so hot. I wouldn't recommend Miami to couples wanting a relaxing beach holiday as is really a party destination so no quieter bars... More 

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Thank Lauren M
Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very slow service and over priced food! We had fun anyway and my meal was good! I have never paid almost $40 for one drink!!!!! But it taste good!!

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Thank JeRo411
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Early in the morning they were out in the little beach cleaners sifting through the sand making sure it was right for the day. The ocean was as clear as a bell and had some little fish in there. Beach/life guards in the famous little huts (I mention this as we live in Europe and this isn't even a 'thing').... More 

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Thank GreekBouflets
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cosmopolitan city and area. Unique atmosphere. Great food, great night clubs, could not get all of it done over long weekend. The Cuban influence adds something special !

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Thank Daniel R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this beach. The water is beautiful and super warm. It is pretty busy but because the beach is so large you'll always find somewhere to sit. The chairs are worth the 20 dollars If you'll be there all day. Highly recommend.

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Thank Lina M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice beach. You can eat and drink on it. Pretty clean. Good people watching, although not all of it family friendly.

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Thank Chris G
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The colour of the water is beautiful, the tree's, the people, Your in a new world when you are there..

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Thank Anne V
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went in June, it was 35 degrees celsius, sunny is an understatement. The sand was pure white, the palm trees were everywhere. The water can only be described as crystal clear. No clouds in the sky, jet skis on the horizon and bikini babes were the only thing littering the beach. The skyline of Miami behind you with mile... More 

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Thank Shane F
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's very nice, I just hate that it's always traffic. It takes us 5 minutes to get here from our house, but because of traffic for the popularity of the beach, or 5 minute drive turns in to 30 to 40 minutes.

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Thank Leticia M
Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brought family to visit the infamous beach they have been hearing so much about . It was their first time in the Mia.. You can not come here with visiting Sobe! Usually be crowded with some sort of activity, but it was not too crowded. A man was on the beach entrance near 17 street performing acrobatic tricks with music.... More 

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