South Beach

South Beach, Miami Beach: Address, Phone Number, South Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

South Beach
4.5
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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.
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4.5
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Paul Q
London, UK180 contributions
Beach is beautiful but the Ocean Drive area is bit run down
Jul 2021
South Beach itself is a gorgeous beach. But the nearby area, including Ocean Drive, is not what it used to be. It used to be models, chic and buff people, muscle cars, amazing shops and restaurants. Now, it feels a bit worn out and tired, the restaurants are average and it is just not as much fun as it used to be.
Written July 29, 2021
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Philip F
52 contributions
Seriously: Stay Away From South Beach
Apr 2021 • Friends
I have sporadically been visiting South Beach for over 20 years. We went early and found parking in a garage nearby. The beach was fun but a bit sketchy. However, walking up and down Ocean Drive was disappointing. Do not bring your children or family there. It is not safe and there is total disregard for decorum. I felt bad for the businesses. It was sad to see what this beautiful area had become.
Written July 29, 2021
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David K
3 contributions
Terrible place, I can’t believe it!
Jul 2021 • Family
Unsafe, sketchy, smelly, no glory, no decency, nightmare place to be at. I bet in 2-3 years it will become a war-some between gangs.
Written July 26, 2021
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Gare J
Rock Hill, SC5 contributions
Stay away, ghetto, rapey feeling cesspool.
Jul 2021 • Solo
Thankfully my wife and I were staying up in Hollywood beach. Decided to just checkout South Beach one day. As someone who grew up going to Myrtle beach and lives close to there I had a feeling that we would see the typical "not what it used to be" vibe. What an understatement, it was nasty, smelled like a skunk farm and lewdness everywhere. Barely clothed women twerking and exposing themselves to others. I mean pulling body parts apart to expose everything and laughing about it. Women that were there that were Hispanic or white were constantly hounded, horrible statements made to them and they felt on the verge of being raped. Please don't go if your female and in a small group, it is dangerous. We stayed very briefly and got out of there quickly. Sad to see that the world renowned area is now a cesspool and feel bad for tourist who come to SB and aren't aware of what it has become and from what I've heard getting worse by the day. Believe the detailed reviews that are bad, it's really really bad.
Written July 26, 2021
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Cooper3339
Pearland, TX161 contributions
Good people watching, but maybe not for your Littles…
Jul 2021 • Family
Always fun to walk around and see “the sights”….normal people, strange people, freaky people. Hard to find parking but was able to snag street parking with payment thru a parking app you must download if you don’t already have it. We have also parked in a public parking garage…about a block off Ocean Drive…just google parking in South Beach. Might not be the best place for your Littles…clothing is just an accessory at this beach.
Written July 25, 2021
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Areej K
2 contributions
Josue on 7B
Jul 2021 • Friends
Special thank you to Josue on 7B for making our trip on the beach so peaceful and comfortable! Thank you Josue you’re the sweetest!
Written July 24, 2021
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Truth S
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
DISAPPOINTED
Jul 2021
I wish I would have seen this before I made that 9 1/2 drive there for my birthday and driving thru all of those tolls, it’s nothing there but bad traffic bad drivers and basic overpriced attractions and everything is 40 and 50 miles apart go to myrtle beach its better and cheaper have more attractions with fresher smelling ocean water or just go to the panhandle Panama City south beach/Miami wasn’t what I expected and didn’t live up to the hype
Written July 24, 2021
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paul m
1 contribution
South beach thugs
May 2021 • Family
This place is horrible nasty and very dangerous. I wasted my vacation going to south beach Miami thinking this was going to be a great place. I was wrong, my 21 year old son went for a run and was jumped by a gang of thugs for no other reason then being white and out numbered. I can not stress enough to stay away this is a dangerous place to be.
Written July 22, 2021
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Andy O
1 contribution
Ghetto at night but cool experience
Jul 2021 • Business
South beach area is a cool place to start your maimi trip IF YOU DONT STAY LONGER THAN 3 DAYS. After that youll realize it is super ghetto at night. Nice during the day SUPER GHETTO AT NIGHT
We started our trip in south beach and kept moving north toward Aventura and north maimi beach
Written July 20, 2021
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Tariq
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia32 contributions
Regular Beach
Jul 2020 • Friends
It is a very regular Beach where you can swim. No thing more just only ice cream shop.

Bring your swimming suit & gears with you.
If you want sun bath, bring everything you need as well as water bottles

Sometimes, it is crowded especially during weekends
Written July 19, 2021
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