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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (440 reviews)
“ocean drive” (709 reviews)
“warm water” (95 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Reviewed yesterday

The beautiful people, the good food, the good bars are all gone! Not the same ambiance that it used to have.

Thank Jurgen P
Reviewed yesterday

South Beach is more for partying and couples than for families. Very busy vicinity, especially on Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue. Lots of bars and restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. I love getting Cuban food in Miami! Parking can be expensive unless you can get...More

Thank UyenNguyen79
Reviewed yesterday

As a visitor in Miami, we went to know the famous area South Beach.... Mixed feelings... a beautiful beach, many small hotels, restaurants.. many people laughing, dancing and performing shows... some areas are very crowded... others are empty.. We liked this place, there is a...More

Thank Ivonna02
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed my time on the beach. I rented a chair and umbrella from Amaan Janey. He was kind and professional.

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Reviewed yesterday

We loved staying at South Beach, we had lots of restaurants, shops and offcourse the beach, in walking distanse! The beach was clean, and the water was calmer than we've experienced in Europe.

Thank InaHF
Reviewed yesterday

If you like terrible service, inflated prices, filthy streets, nowhere to park, empty storefronts, vagrants and the homeless and plenty of ghetto culture, come on down to South Beach, once called the American Riviera and now just living on past glory....

Thank NR-Miami
Reviewed yesterday

When we arrived we took a sip of cuban coffee, walked along the South Beach pier, went for a swim, layed down for a twenty minute tan, and proceeded to lunch . As a family of five with three children, we enjoyed our visit. Next...More

Thank g0ttahavefun
Reviewed yesterday

South Beach is all about the party! Bars and restaurants are open all day and just about all night. I'm in my 50's and went with my parents. We would go there for lunch and walks along the strip or beach. They loved it. I...More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

White sands and warm water, I could stay here all day long! Bring a book, snacks, sunscreen, beach towels, a beach umbrella and you're set. Music is optional. PS. If you don't bring sunscreen, they have free sunscreen dispensers at some beach entrances before you...More

Thank Mae J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Incredible time at South Beach. A must Go! My wife and I had an amazing time here and can't wait to go back.

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August 14, 2017|
Response from PlatinumHoney | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I am unable to assist with your question as I have not inquired nor participated in the kind of experience you are looking for, but it sounds like we would enjoy the same! I recommend you ask the concierge of... More
Rachal B
August 10, 2017|
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Response from David O | Reviewed this property |
yes. do not want to be there if it is lightening, but beach is fun in the rain.
August 8, 2017|
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Response from Samantha R | Reviewed this property |
It's all expensive. You would have to go outside of Miami to get food where they don't add all the taxes in the history known to man kind. But there is a lot of nice gay bars in the area on the strip of Collins St and the... More