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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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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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Great beach!

I was way more impressed with the beach than I thought I would be! I have always been more partial to gulf shore beaches, but south beach was every bit as nice as for as the sand... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was way more impressed with the beach than I thought I would be! I have always been more partial to gulf shore beaches, but south beach was every bit as nice as for as the sand and water was concerned. Also, they had awesome cabanas that can be rented for only $20 for the whole day--which was perfect for... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love south beach. I travel with family my teenage children and hubby. Beach is awesome warm water, clean, fun and safe. Family friendly, great food in the area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to eat and party. The night life was excellent so many bars to choose from. The art deco was just beautiful.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well it is South Beach and it totally lives up to its reputation. The beach is quite big and there are sunbeds and sunshades for rent. Restaurants on Ocean Drive are on the expensive side.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved that there were people from all over the world (variety is the spice of life!), amazing weather, clean and sandy beach with colourful lifeguard huts.

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Barrie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed walking Lincoln road and eating at Cafe's along the way. Whole family enjoyed the people watching. The beach really is something else. Research ahead of time and watch for the various events on the beach. Food and wine, movie etc festivals that occur in the evening are really Quite spectacular but sell out weeks in advance. Opportunity to... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found this a little tacky. It is busy at night, depending on what you are after but I would not recommend it for families, if you are in your early twenties then you will prob love it!

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Vaughan, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

South beach is a gorgeous, wide, white sand beach. Plenty of space even when it's busy. We went on a Thursday the day after a rainstorm and swam with some seaweed...a floating plastic bottle, what looked like some cigarette butts....we stepped out of the water very quickly. Solicitors from local clubs were trying to persuade the younger ladies about the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great beaches, hire a bike and drive along the beach and Ocean Drive. Good shopping on Lincoln Rd and the vicinity, all in all the ideal location for your stay in Miami!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They are definitely trying g to clean it up and make it a better beach. The north side is cleaner and not as packed

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