South Beach is the most popular, cosmopolitan and lively beach south of Florida. The favorite spot for the rich, the famous and all the beautiful people to sunbathe, let themselves be seen and enjoy the most fashionable place of our city.
Located on the famous Ocean Drive, South Beach is at least around a mile in length and stretches for about 20 blocks running alongside the coast from South Pointe Drive until 23rd St. Miami Beach, thus becoming Miami’s center stage of entertainment, beauty, fashion, gastronomy, and nightlife. These features have earned South Beach a place into the top 10 best beaches in the United States.
A brisk and palm tree-lined recreation area skirts the entirety of South Beach’s seafront; this recreation area connects with Lummus Park and features volleyball sand courts, seating spots, paved paths for skating or biking, jogging or walking; as well as a playground for the kids.
It is worth mentioning that the southernmost part of South Beach (where the beach itself begins), is part of South Pointe Park, an spectacular park with pathways and trails for outdoor activities, with beautiful gardens of leafy trees where you may take a break, go on a picnic or read a book. South Pointe Park Pier marks the beginning of the Atlantic Coast Route which borders the East Coast of Florida.
More than just a beach
South Beach shares its beauty with over 800 Art Deco structures built between 1930 and 1940 in line with the glamorous Art Deco French style. In addition to its architecture, South Beach boasts a top-grade hotel infrastructure.
Really close are Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue, very touristic thoroughfares in Miami Beach for their exquisite and varied food offering, beautiful strip malls, galleries, museums, theaters, as well as for their intense and fun nightlife.
Access to the beach is free; however, we suggest arriving early because public parking lots tend to fill up rather quickly.