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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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$159*
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Private Tour: South Beach Sightseeing
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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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These are one of the best beaches in the eastern part of US must visit and enjoy. Must see and take a dip....

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Schaumburg, United States
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Schaumburg, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These are one of the best beaches in the eastern part of US must visit and enjoy. Must see and take a dip....

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Marion
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach doesn't compare to the Bahamas, our other major world attractions, but it's still a good beach over all. There want anything spacial about it ite that stood out, but we had a good time.

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at a hotel across from the beach and it is a beautiful beach. However, finding a parking spot can be a challenge.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My fiancé and I visited South Beach in July/August, so the sand was very hot and there was a tremendous amount seaweed build-up along the shoreline. The water isn't the clearest, but still beautiful and we enjoyed the water activities that were offered (e.g. parasailing, kayaking, and jet skiing). Surfing is allowed; however, we did not surf (nor swim for... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove to the beach after work to unwind. It was a little late and cloudy so the beach was not very crowded but it was still fun to go and hang out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit Miami/South Beach every year. I love the vibe. The people, the clubs, the fashion. It's all packed there. Amazing experience.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's nothing better than a looooong walk on the beach, wether you like it or not, its the best way to think and make decision, if close to sunset' time then walk all the way down to southpointe and enjoy something that is going to leave you breathless.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing special. Way overpriced and dirty. If you like seeing a lot of homeless people and a lot of rented luxury cars this is a place for you!

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had so much fun in South Miami. We had dinner at "down dirty taco" restaurant we also walk the ocean drive strip and came across the night light and friendly people. 😎🏄🍸🍹

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great beach, loads of beautiful people, close to bars and restaurants. Good for a run in the morning when Miami beach is still waking up from the night before.

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