Next to North Beach we stumble upon Surfside Beach, a small town that stands out for its booming tourist development and for its increasingly modern buildings, which, by the way, do not exceed the maximum height capped at 12 stories making it a peculiar place in Miami, really pleasing to either go for a walk or sightsee.
Surfside is located between 88th Street and 96th Street of Collins Avenue, which traverses it in one single northbound route. The southbound avenue passing through Surfside is called Harding, and there is where most of the local and touristic life takes place. An area full of restaurants, bars, stores and cafés; a place to have a good time, and everything just a step away from the beach.
Surfside’s coast mile is relaxing and placid. The beachfront boasts a sand promenade ideal for outdoor activities and despite being a thriving touristic area, it’s still a quiet place with many enjoyable locations.
In Surfside Beach you also have available basic lifeguard services, restrooms, shower stations and beach chairs rentals. There are public parking lots too located on 94th, 95th and 96th Streets, Between the months of July and October, on the first Friday of every month, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, the town arranges a communal beach picnic evening for residents and visitors. Roughly the idea is that everyone brings their own goodies and food items; they can share with other people and enjoy the live music and the activities for the children.
This meet-up takes place at the beach area, on 93rd Street where Surfside’s Community Center operates.