Miami Beach has perhaps the some of the best city beaches in the United States. The water is relatively clear, and the warm, white-sand beaches are wide and long enough to accommodate the throngs of visitors.

The most crowded beaches are from about 5th to 21st Street, generally the South Beach area. In addition to sunbathing, travelers can also get in some surfing. If you don't get enough people-watching in South Beach, head to the mid-Beach boardwalk, which runs from 21st to 46th Street. 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, parks and shopping opportunities. 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. Other non-beach attractions include the Ancient Spanish Monastery, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Deco District on Collins Avenue.

Practical Info

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.

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Miami Sunset Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Treat yourself to beautiful views on this scenic sunset segway tour. Cruise around Miami Beach and South Beach and enjoy views of the Biscayne Bay waterfront, ...  Read more

Location: Miami, Florida
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.99
4-hour Miami Inshore Fishing trip, Miami, Segway Tours
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4-hour Miami Inshore Fishing trip

Experience and explore the inshore flats fishing in gorgeous Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami! Just minutes from downtown Miami, FL. View its beautiful blue ...  Read more

Location: Miami, Florida
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $550.00
6-hour Miami Inshore Fishing trip, Miami, Fishing Charters & Tours
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6-hour Miami Inshore Fishing trip

Experience and explore the inshore flats fishing in gorgeous Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami! Just minutes from downtown Miami, FL. View its beautiful blue ...  Read more

Location: Miami, Florida
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $600.00
8-hour Miami Inshore Fishing trip, Miami, Fishing Charters & Tours
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8-hour Miami Inshore Fishing trip

Experience and explore the inshore flats fishing in gorgeous Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami! Just minutes from downtown Miami, FL. View its beautiful blue ...  Read more

Location: Miami, Florida
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $650.00
4-Hour Miami Beach Inshore Private Fishing Trip, Miami, Fishing Charters & Tours
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4-Hour Miami Beach Inshore Private Fishing Trip

Experience and explore inshore flats fishing in gorgeous Key Biscayne, just minutes from downtown Miami, FL. View its beautiful blue water  while ...  Read more

Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $550.00
6-Hour Miami Beach Inshore Fishing Trip, Miami, Fishing Charters & Tours
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6-Hour Miami Beach Inshore Fishing Trip

Experience and explore the inshore flats fishing in gorgeous Key Biscayne in Miami! Just minutes from downtown Miami, FL. View its beautiful blue water, ...  Read more

Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $600.00
8-Hour Miami Beach Inshore Fishing Trip, Miami, Fishing Charters & Tours
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8-Hour Miami Beach Inshore Fishing Trip

Experience and explore the inshore flats fishing in gorgeous Key Biscayne in Miami! Just minutes from downtown Miami, FL. View its beautiful blue water, ...  Read more

Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $650.00
South Beach Arts and Culinary Tour in Miami, Miami, Fishing Charters & Tours
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South Beach Arts and Culinary Tour in Miami

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Experience the vibrant cultural scene of the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach on this arts and culinary tour. With your guide – an expert art district ...  Read more

Location: Miami, Florida
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99
Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental in Miami Beach, Miami, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental in Miami Beach

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Reviews

Experience one of the most popular water activities in south Florida, stand-up paddleboarding! Spend an hour or two gliding through the clear blue waters of ...  Read more

Location: Miami, Florida
Duration: Varies

From USD $46.59
Civil Wedding Ceremony on a Miami Beach, Miami, Surfing & Windsurfing
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Civil Wedding Ceremony on a Miami Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Your civil wedding ceremony will be held right on your hotel's sandy beach or any other Miami beach of your choice with tropical palm trees and light ocean ...  Read more

Location: Miami, Florida
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $319.99

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