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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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What a great beach, whether for early morning exercise, sunbathing, swimming and water sports, or just people watching! Very clean, well organised and friendly. Great for couples... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Daniël K
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great beach, whether for early morning exercise, sunbathing, swimming and water sports, or just people watching! Very clean, well organised and friendly. Great for couples, sigles and families alike.

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Thank Daniël K
Colchester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed on Ocean Drive so the beach was a matter of a 2 min walk away which was great. The beach is huge, and very clean. It's great that they have kept the beach spacious - so often beaches are crammed full of sun loungers to the point where there's no space left to enjoy yourself or get away... More 

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Thank JustDan91
Pleasantville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice clean beautiful! Close to all the action. Close to restaurants and shops . Showers and bathrooms available.

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Thank Victoria S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful super calm and super relaxing. Nice people a lot traffic but is ok wend you have time to enjoy the view

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Thank Angela G
Long Key, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Z Ocean where we were staying provided chairs and towels. The beach and water was amazing and the people watching....loved it!

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Thank Diana W
Finksburg, Maryland
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

South beach was a real treat. The beach is very wide and of course very long. The sand for the most was soft. The water was very refreshing not rough at all when we were there. It's also a great beach to people watch. Very nice beach!

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Thank loudini56
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I appreciate the hard work the MIA public works department does to keep the beach pretty clean. Its the beach, I have no complaints

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Thank DeAnna T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually expected the water there to be much cooler..but i was shocked with the water temperature its actually hot not warm..sand is good and beach is nice..but more activities need to be there..more kiosks that sell things to eat or drink

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Thank Mohamed H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I absolutely love South Beach! The water is beautiful and always the perfect temperature. I recommended visiting!

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Thank Angela D
South Florida, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lot of drunks who littered the ocean with their cups...The ocean was calm and beautiful but was occupied with loud younger crowd, mostly tourists, who did not respect other people around them..

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