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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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Great beach but lots of crazy wild people if you are into that sort if thing.Plentry of places to eat and drink on Ocean Drive.Good day out if you are on the same level as some... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Great beach but lots of crazy wild people if you are into that sort if thing.Plentry of places to eat and drink on Ocean Drive.Good day out if you are on the same level as some people!

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Milan, Italy
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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I've been in Miami Beach on April, and I was a bit disappointed. The weather was just not enough sunny and the water very cold. The sand is said to be imported from the Bahamas, but was not enough soft. Maybe after May would be a different story, but I disadvice to go on April

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Toronto
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111 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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Love south beach, the beach is massive so you never feel crowded and plenty of sun beds and umbrellas. $20 for each for the day. Head to 12th Beach for the gay friendly section, but all of south beach is pretty gay friendly anyway. But lots of eye candy to pass the time at this part of the beach !

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Lutherville, Maryland
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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South Beach has a well-earned reputation for being a party town and a great time. It was a fun place to visit, although it is really best suited for young party-goers more than middle-aged ones and older.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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This beach was clean and big. We always visited in the morning when it was quieter. Not far to walk up to the main road for food and drinks.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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This is such a fun place from an early am walk to a late night drink! The deco buildings are a must see and the many restaurants and stores! Great for any meal, sit and people watch!!

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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South of Fifth is a very nice area and the best if you want to have access to refined restaurants, good beaches and nice walks

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New Westminster, Canada
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South Beach is a lot like Las Vegas.....to the tenth degree.....with a lot of mesh....and snakes draped over around the necks of people dancing in the streets.....and drag shows.....and cars of unimaginable expense. The whole experience is so over the top. It was so awesome and exhausting all at the same time!

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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
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The Art Deco buildings at South Beach are truly exceptional, and mostly very well maintained. A world landmark.

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New York City, New York
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this is miami, if you came to miami and never went to south beach you waste your time, a lot of stores, and restaurants just in front of the beach . nice people and very safe

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