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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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Private Tour: Miami Nighttime Sightseeing
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South Beach Salsa Classes and Dancing with Live Band
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Great water!

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to South Beach. The water was so clear warm and calm. The only thing I found was it was more of a tanning/showcase spot as oppose to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to South Beach. The water was so clear warm and calm. The only thing I found was it was more of a tanning/showcase spot as oppose to people actually going into the water. Other than that its a great spot!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

South Beach was great, I'd never been to Florida and neither has my boo, so surprising him with Miami (South Beach) was amazing. The water was nice and the beach not too crowded. however, the chairs are $20 & towels $15? Not sure about the umbrella. they also offered Jet ski and other water activities on site. William one of... More 

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Thank Olivia B
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The scenery is lovely but keep walking. The beach is full of trash, mostly plastic. As soon as dusk comes the people still on the beach are smoking pot...not that I am opposed as a personal choice but it has an impact of overall enjoyment. There is a lovely, wide hard pack on which to walk but I did not... More 

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Thank TamathaKay
Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Art Deco historical district is an awesome experience. If staying here $$$ but well worth it. Be prepared for "high" heat & humidity. Like an oven. Beach is pristine. Restaurants for any taste offer shaded sidewalk or interior AC dining. Sidewalk dining & people watching is most entertaining.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean, quiet, and warm clean water in southern end of South beach. Nice walkway along beach side opposite stores.

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Thank cld63
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic atmosphere, great vibe, nice people. I would say to walk on the opposite side of the restaurants/bars as you get bombarded with staff asking you to eat/drink at their place.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every place we explored showed us nothing but love. There is some amazing and always interesting people watching but if you bring the kids be ready to explain if you haven't already exposed them to serious diversity. We only came for 2 days this time but it won't be our last visit.

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Thank Kim H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is beautiful. Crystal blue warm water. The bike path is great to see all the oceanfront resorts. Rainbow sky and sunset is an awesome view to see!!!

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Thank Darvi A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found south beach to be ok. Not what i remember from 10yrs ago. A lot of places shut down. Restaurants are very expensive (and of youre from the uk then dont forget tax is added at the end, so the end bill is never what you expect) The beach itself is amazing! Very clean,water is warm sand is white.... More 

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Thank Rhiann L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

South beach is an amazing place, the beach was clean the sea looks amazing. There was a issue with the Zika virus but use the spray and you'll be fine. I never go bitten once while I was there.

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Thank Shaun P

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