Looking for that ultimate ocean oasis? Miami is full of beach beauties, but not all were created equal. Each beach has its unique charm. First you need to decide what you are looking for. Whether you’re looking to gaze at hot bods and show off your designer bikini or you’re searching for that unique stretch of undeveloped white sand, Miami has it all.
Here are a few of WPH’s favorite beaches to to soak up the sun in a little piece of paradise.
Art Deco architecture meets the beautiful 2.2 mile stretch of golden sand and crystal blue ocean. South Beach is Florida’s most iconic beach. Labelled the American Riviera, enjoy the fine soft sand and wide open ocean with a backdrop of architectual treasures. Avoid the crowds and follow the locals to the quieter spots south of 5th avenue. The LGBT beach at 12th Street is always a good choice too. Once you're finished with the beach, head on over to the world-class restaurants and buzzing nightlife.
Surfside, Miami Beach
With a small beach town feel, Surfside is a great little escape in the center of it all. The perfect spot to relax and enjoy the mile long sparkling waters and pristine beaches. During summer, the first Friday of each month locals and visitors come together for a beach picnic. Live music, barbeques and art-walks it is the best way to experience Miami’s lighter side.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne
A mile-long undeveloped paradise on the southern tip of Key Biscayne. If you are looking for total tranquility surrounded by nature this is the spot. The quiet beach is a great getaway for those seeking a quiter, slower beach day. Rent a bike and explore the extensive network of bike trails across the island with the best views of the Miami skyline and breathtaking sunsets. Make sure to get your dose of history and check out the Cape Florida Lighthouse, Miami’s oldest standing structure.
Bal Harbour Beach, Miami Beach
Money! Money! Money! This is where Miami’s upscale beachfront residents come out to play. New noses, diamonds and designer bathingsuits distinguish the crowds. The northern Miami Beach stretch is marked by white sands, high-rise condos and turquoise ocean. After a dip take a look at the upscale neighborhood with high end designer shops, manicured boulevards and dream apartments. Make sure to take a stroll from WPH as parking is a pain.
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