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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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This is one of the most excellent places to relax after a hard business day! Just walk the beach and reflect that your latest day was a success ....

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cairo
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331 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the most excellent places to relax after a hard business day! Just walk the beach and reflect that your latest day was a success ....

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful beach exillirating atmosphere beautiful people all around. South Beach is the place to be for a warm water swim and a nice tan. I usually go to the 9th street area is where the cool restaurants and clubs are. I can usually find good deals on hotels right on ocean drive, across from the water if I go off... More 

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying in mid beach but it was well worth the trip down for lunch absolutely stunning area. Lots of great places to eat and plenty of offers at lunch time

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Thank UkTracyF
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great beach ,architecture but parking is horrible n expensive if you can find it. Poor city planning is obvious litter ,homeless people everywhere, dirty restrooms and strange men with cameras that follow women around probably to post the footage on some website. Food n drink overpriced plus 18% gratuity and additional tourist tax plus sales tax.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The art scene during art basel in miami and miami beach is always amazing. The best are the art fairs directly on the beach like Scope. Definitely worth checking out.

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Menerbes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for people watching! Café hosts are rather annoying though, harassing you to come and eat at their venue. They are very bold and loud. The beach is great. Soft sand. Space for everyone. Friendly atmosphere. Feels very safe.

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Thank Jasmine S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The South Beach resort area is a fun, busy touristy place. We had complimentary lounge chairs courtesy of our hotel. There are vendors wandering the beach taking orders for food and drinks. We ordered a pina colada and a mango margarita which were very good but also very expensive. $35 for the two drinks! Oh well, we were on vacation!!... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We feel so lucky that we are minutes from South Beach. We can always enjoy the sun and good food from local restaurants. South Beach is the most if not the only hot spot to visit first, before you carry down the list of all the other things that Miami has to offer. Water is deliciously warm lol during hot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice and clean beach, no disturbance. A big waves when we visited. All beach patrol booths are differnt style. The beach is big so it doesn't feel overcrowded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to a lot of beaches in my life and Miami Beach ranks high on the list for clean sand, endless sandy stretches, a nearby boardwalk and plenty of amenities for snacks, drinks or lunch.

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