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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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Best beach in Miami

Since my first time in Miami it´s a MUST sunbathing, swimming or just walking through this beautiful beach. The perfect climate, sand and people. Don´t miss it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Since my first time in Miami it´s a MUST sunbathing, swimming or just walking through this beautiful beach. The perfect climate, sand and people. Don´t miss it!

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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Throughout the day and night, it is always full of people and activities at the beach front cafes and restaurants. Great food, fantastic atmosphere and vigorous music all day long.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lots of eclectic restaurants, bars and people. You will have fun just people watching if you don't drink. If you do drink, you will have a blast. Lots of bars and exotic locales to purchase drinks. Oh and the beach is beautiful too. Lots of scantily clad men and women walk the strip! Not a place for families or kids.... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is it, the place to see and be seen. Beautiful bodies, interesting bodies, food, sports cars music. Truly something for everyone. The people watching doesn't get any better than here. Grab a drink, have a seat and watch the amazing people go by.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Here you have the same vacation feeling but with a unique touch.... long white sandy beach that stretches for miles north, great restaurants, and all that "Moon over Miami" Art Deco feeling that comes with the Miami Beach trademark of pastels, aquas, cabana boys, beautiful bodies, white lounge chairs and mojitos by the pool...

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very good for checking about the ecclectic wild life and while getting a bite to eat. Very much where all the beautiful people hang out :-)

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Perfect place to relax and party ! South beach gives you both ! Just running on the beach or enjoying the cocktails while reading a book. In other note place where you can party all day long :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Gotta see it but wow it's expensive if ya wanna leave your car anywhere. Southbeach and Collins avenue and ocean drive are all beautiful

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frisco, co
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

always fun...especially for Halloween on Lincoln Road. Note that most restaurants include service charge on your bill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This beach is amazingly long. It makes the (spectacularly awesome) beach in Barcelona look "limited" (it isn't - Barcelona is AWESOME). There are palm lined paths extending from many of the city's streets right down to the beach. I entered around Fifth St and walked north for a mile or so. There is hardpack under a thin layer of sand... More 

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