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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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“ocean drive” (751 reviews)
“warm water” (104 reviews)
“white sand” (190 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

South beach, with its choices of hotels along the beach and nicely serviced deck chairs from each hotel, is vibrant and fun. The choice of restaurants also makes it very attractive. Simply a great place to enjoy some sun and fun.

Thank Splendid C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had not been here in years. It has been beautifully developed. The beach and water are lovely, clean and there is actual "nature" between the hotels and the beach. Just delightfully surprised how nice it was.

Thank SharonWS1982
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved my stay in South Beach. It was buzzing and cozy at the same time. 35 $ to go to and from Miami International Airport. (Same to Downtown Miami)

Thank Carl Henrik P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a fun place to visit during the Art Deco weekend. Aside from the many restaurants, there are food vendors with delicious food. There is art to buy galore, along with jewelry, hats and much more. There is an Antique car show, with some awesome...More

Thank Ana D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The boardwalk is awesome and the beach but on Ocean Drive walk on the beach side of the road if you don't want to be accosted every step by another restaurant trying to entice you. One restaurant was so bad and the bathrooms so disgusting,...More

Thank Almuth W
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first time experiencing South Beach, and we were awed at times by the diversity, the beauty, and the money. Beautiful place, great experience, just be ready to get out your credit card.

Thank Richard19651965
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped there to see the Art Deco area. Old hotels and life guard beach houses. Many breakfast and lunch spots along the way. Parking is difficult to find. Nice area to visit and even hit the beach. The restaurants may charge 20% gratuity and 9%...More

Thank bjorn5555
Reviewed 3 days ago

we walked the entire South beach, pausing at some of the shops we liked, the Art Deco museum was a real gem,

Thank Charles Joseph C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The taxes, service charge and tips added on to everything makes the whole Ocean Drive/South Beach experience very expensive indeed. Beautiful buildings though, lovely beach and boardwalk

1  Thank phillizDerbyshire_UK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely sand and beach though very dark in the evening. Would be better if the path alongside was actually alongside the beach and not separated by trees and plants to make for a more pleasant walk. Could do with better lighting in evening.

Thank Michael T
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December 26, 2017|
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Response from Isaac B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but i really don't know about hotel's parking prices
December 3, 2017|
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Response from REED583 | Reviewed this property |
Mariott south of 5th and Loews for sure Arte both winners
August 28, 2017|
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Response from speedlion | Reviewed this property |
SLS hotel has great parties, i would email this hotel and few other party venues 1-2 months before and get tickets to 1 venue at least : they usually sell out quickly !