Put on your running shoes and trade out the treadmill for a run around South Beach. SoBe’s clean air and tropical climate makes it the ultimate place to take a run, no matter what time of year. For scenic views, gentle paths, and easy access from WPH, follow our lead. Run like a local with these incredible SoBe routes.
Miami Beach Boardwalk
Begin at Indian Beach Park and take your jog south on the boardwalk until you end in South Pointe Park. The 4-mile run lets you see South Beach in its entirety, and brings you to one of the most beautiful destinations in all of Miami. South Pointe Park has a restaurant, froyo, and views of Biscayne Bay, Fisher Island, Downtown, and the turquoise Atlantic waters. Take this run early to avoid crowds.
Take Venetian Way, just south of Maurice Gibb Memorial Park, for a jog across the Venetian Islands heading towards downtown Miami. The wide sidewalks and slow speed limits are perfect for a quieter run away from the bustle of the boardwalk. Enjoy 360-degree views from the bridges or make a pit stop on Di Lido Island to check out the mega homes of Miami’s elite. The trip over the causeway is about 3 miles, one-way.
The Sands of South Beach
Although a run along the white sands of SoBe seems glamorous, it’s quite the workout. The sand provides cushion, but the resistance enhances strength. Trust us, your calves will be sore after this one. Best to stick to this route in the mornings or late afternoons to avoid beachgoers and for your best chance of dolphin sighting. Start your run wherever you want along SoBe. The distance from WPH to South Pointe Pier along the beach is roughly 1.5 miles.
South Pointe Park
Stick to South Pointe Park for a shorter run around the grounds and views of cruise ships passing by. You can head northwest out of the park along the pass towards the MacArthur Causeway if you want to tack on some mileage. We recommend ending your run on the park’s observation deck for stunning views and a place to chill out on their deck chairs.
Lummus Park Sidewalk
Maybe the most iconic spot in all of SoBe, Lummus Park is easily recognizable for its limestone beach wall, coconut palms, and art deco buildings lining the path. Used as a filming location for film and television like Miami Vice, Burn Notice, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, and the central hub for many Miami festivals, Lummus Park is always buzzing. Visit the 74-acre park early to dodge the people. A run from the southernmost point of the park to the northern entrance is roughly 1-mile, but you can weave in and out of paths for a more intense workout.
Let WPH help you set aside some fitness time. Visit out fitness center for state-of-the-art free weights, weight machines, treadmills, ellipticals, and more. Jump on one of our Martone bikes and ride SoBe or start your day with complimentary classes at Glow Hot Yoga.
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