Miami Beach has perhaps the some of the best city beaches in the country. The water is relatively clear and the warm, white-sand beaches are wide, firm, and long enough to accommodate the throngs of visitors.
The most crowded beaches are from about 5th to 21st Street, which is essentially South Beach and all its circus-like glory. As well as sunbathing with the beautiful people, you can also get in some surfing. If you don’t get enough people watching on South Beach, head to the mid-Beach boardwalk, which runs from 21st to 46th streets. Families should head north of 21st Street, especially to the beach at 53rd Street and 73rd Street. Another family-friendly spot is Matheson Hammock Park and South Pointe Park.
Away from the beach is a jumble of restaurants, hotels, parks, and shopping. The main shopping drag in Miami Beach is Arthur Godfrey Road (41st Street). Nestled away from the pulsing party atmosphere, north of 14th Street between Washington and Pennsylvania avenues, Espanola Way is a historic cobblestone street lined with outdoor cafes and boutiques. This area is must-visit spot for those looking for a quieter Miami Beach experience or just a temporary break from the hustle and bustle.
Other non-beach attractions include the Ancient Spanish Monastery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Art Deco District on Collins Avenue. Bring lots of sunscreen.
Fantastic! Pilot was very nice and easy at the controls. He freely engaged in conversation and pointed out all of the terrain features to my 78 year old mother for whom this trip was a gift for her birthday. He explained the airplane controls to her and let her press the accelerator that got us airborne. We will definitely be taking another trip with him!
Good serves and a great experience
It was our first air tour and I must say it was beyond my expectations. It was a beautiful sunny day and low winds, thankfully. The hour long tour is definitely worth its value. Our pilot was very nice, and made me and my husband feel comfortable during our trip. Would definitely do it again!
Miami Beach is located on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean; the Bay separates Miami Beach from the city of Miami. You can also get here by bus. Much of the area is pedestrian friendly, so if you like to walk, you’ll have plenty to look as you wind your way up and down the beach.