We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$158.99*
and up
Private Tour: Miami Nighttime Sightseeing
More Info
$40.00*
and up
South Beach Salsa Classes and Dancing with Live Band
More Info
$8.00*
and up
South Beach Bicycle Rental

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12,627 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3686
    Excellent
  • 1698
    Very good
  • 622
    Average
  • 192
    Poor
  • 117
    Terrible
Amazing beach

I absolutely loved this beach - it was huge, beautiful and so warm. The sea is so clear and so refreshing in the heat. It was a very clean beach and there were plenty of places to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chloe D
,
Southampton, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

12,627 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 6,315: English reviews
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I absolutely loved this beach - it was huge, beautiful and so warm. The sea is so clear and so refreshing in the heat. It was a very clean beach and there were plenty of places to hire sun beds from but they are quite over-priced. There are also some food places located in little vans along the beach.

Helpful?
Thank Chloe D
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a vacation this year with the family to celebrate 2 birthdays. It was 15 adults, we went to Diamonds, wet willy's, enjoyed the beach. Main dinner celebration was at STK Steakhouse and it was wonderful, they had it all laid out for us. Now, ready for another one.

Helpful?
Thank msdawson0761
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great place. Food and drink galore. You'll always find something you like here. Just chilling watching the world go by. The car scene is fantastic with plenty of exotics cruising by.

Helpful?
Thank Pamela R
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
294 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a gorgeous day at the beach.... It was just beautiful weather and the water was incredible. We had packed food and snacks so we could just hang out and enjoy the beach.

Helpful?
Thank Jodie S
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to South Beach. The water was so clear warm and calm. The only thing I found was it was more of a tanning/showcase spot as oppose to people actually going into the water. Other than that its a great spot!

Helpful?
Thank Kaleel328
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

South Beach was great, I'd never been to Florida and neither has my boo, so surprising him with Miami (South Beach) was amazing. The water was nice and the beach not too crowded. however, the chairs are $20 & towels $15? Not sure about the umbrella. they also offered Jet ski and other water activities on site. William one of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Olivia B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The scenery is lovely but keep walking. The beach is full of trash, mostly plastic. As soon as dusk comes the people still on the beach are smoking pot...not that I am opposed as a personal choice but it has an impact of overall enjoyment. There is a lovely, wide hard pack on which to walk but I did not... More 

Helpful?
Thank TamathaKay
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Art Deco historical district is an awesome experience. If staying here $$$ but well worth it. Be prepared for "high" heat & humidity. Like an oven. Beach is pristine. Restaurants for any taste offer shaded sidewalk or interior AC dining. Sidewalk dining & people watching is most entertaining.

Helpful?
Thank davemiele
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean, quiet, and warm clean water in southern end of South beach. Nice walkway along beach side opposite stores.

Helpful?
Thank cld63
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic atmosphere, great vibe, nice people. I would say to walk on the opposite side of the restaurants/bars as you get bombarded with staff asking you to eat/drink at their place.

Helpful?
Thank xxfionaparkyxx

Travelers who viewed South Beach also viewed

 

Been to South Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of South Beach and other visitors
56 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (56)

Questions? Get answers from South Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?