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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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Whether you like to hang out, go to the beach, shop, enjoy restaurants or the bar scene, South Beach has something for everybody.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether you like to hang out, go to the beach, shop, enjoy restaurants or the bar scene, South Beach has something for everybody.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is paradise in America! White sandy beach with clear beautiful water and not to mention the palm trees .. what else do you want?? Walk around Miami and enjoy the rich Latin feel it has to offer and then relax at the beach .. promise it's worth it

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to spend a day in Miami. First some sun bathing and then a delicious lunch. We saw lovely Art Deco houses and cool fast cars driving by, too. However, remember to avoid sand area during the night.

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great big white sandy beach, beautiful blue water! Great relaxing, no pounding dance music from resorts. Cool to watch the giant cruise ships and freighters heading out from and into Miami. People watching! People of every shape, size, color, age, you name it, we were all there!! So wonderful to be united with so many to worship the Sun, sea... More 

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Ocean drive still reeling from a visit two years ago when the noise and aggressive restaurant invitations put us off. It's still the same. However, The Betsy does great food and The Tids is nice and quiet.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent only one night in South Beach but will definitely think of going back. Set up was already taking place for SOBE Food and Wine festival so we didn't venture much on the beach... So much to see and do...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great beach to hangout at on a nice day. There's always something happening. The Art Deco lifeguard towers are even worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

South Beach is where its at! There is nothing you won't find in South Beach. The land of the partylife. South Beach is a beautiful long stretch of white sand beach and beautifully clear waters. The beach has colourful beach huts scattered up and down the beach which are an attraction for tourists and photographers. They are mostly however used... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The water is so clear it makes you wonder if you're in a way better place than skeezy south beach... Overall the beaches are average and the fat tourists really remind you of that. Occasionally you'll see a model or a Leo DiCaprio dad-bod type with a model, but other than that nothing AMAZING here to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Miami Beach is vivacious and relaxing at the same time. This is a place with tropical white sand beaches, aquamarine water and palm trees that abut the busy streets of an American city and attracts visitors from Italy, France, Great Britain, Eastern Europe, Brazil and Japan, to mention a few. Temperature in early February was 80 degrees F in the... More 

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