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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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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... read more

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Barrie
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today 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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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today 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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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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No. Arlington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank Ray A
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To me, this is one of the best cities in the country. I usually go around the southeastern US meeting different people because of my job. When I talk about the places I've been I always rave about south beach. If you have never been you MUST go. I love this city. It's Art Deco yet modern style is unmatched.... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

South Beach is known for its food and night life. That all comes at a price. Just be aware of the scams on Ocean Drive all the people luring you in with "2 for 1 Happy Hour" First of all NO and second of all NO! YES, it sounds to good to be true! THE WORST drinks you will get!... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In south beach the beaches are clear and warm all year round the distances are close and there places to eat all over

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of seaweed during the high tide. Bring lots of sunblock. It's a nice place to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can, bring your own chair and umbrella. Rentals are expensive, but if you use the rental service, they do take good care of their customers.

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