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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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Nicest beach I've ever been on!

The water is crystal clear! Loved it soo much! There are men walking up and down selling ice cold beer and water which is good too when your so warm! But the beach was so safe - I... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The water is crystal clear! Loved it soo much! There are men walking up and down selling ice cold beer and water which is good too when your so warm! But the beach was so safe - I left belongings whilst swimming including a $3000 camera under my bed and no one went near our beds at all. Water was... More 

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Thank Lauren W
Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean and scenic beach with white sand accessible from Ocean Drive puts food and clubbing activity just beside probably the most fun city beach in the world. The facility and water activities makes for a fun urban beach experience

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Thank OneTrueWanderer
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great beach with white sand. Keep in mind that you might need to pay $20-40 for umbrellas, cabanas, or reclining chairs (each). Working hours of rental locations are different and some only accept cash.

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Thank Ramin D
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sometimes the best water is in the morning and sometimes it's better after 2 depends what time of year you go. This is a place for fun, and adventure and a decent beach. There are tons of people who come from allover so you never know who you will meet. Actors, Italian soccer players, famous athletes. Fun, bling, and pretty... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love to visit here; perfectly clear water with pretty smooth stones on bottom; white sandy beach. Watch out for nudes and semi-nudes. ( Not really popular with small children.) Parking is virtually non-existent. Lots of loud music. Umpteen bars across the street. Especially popular for LGBT folks. Very expensive cafes and hotels across the street.

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Thank wacotx46
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Most amazing beach ever, white pure sand and beautiful warm clear water- I was in the sea looking for shells and found this amazing crystal. The colourful huts are also great. Take a walk down to the south point pier !!

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Thank Livy W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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