With nicknames like "America's Riviera" and the "Art Deco Playground," it's no wonder so many people flock to South Beach. Travelers see South Beach not only as one of the best vacation areas in Florida, but as one of the best in the country. Popular perception has somewhat pigeonholed the area as being reserved exclusively for the young and beautiful and 24-hour partiers, but that's not necessarily the case. The truth is that South Beach welcomes anyone looking for pristine sand, amazing food and yes, a buzzing nightlife
South Pointe Park & Pier
Located at the southernmost tip of Miami Beach, South Pointe is a 17-acre park that features walking paths, grassy knolls and sweeping views of the ocean. The area also has a playground with water features, and a dog park. There's plenty of seating throughout the park and there are several art and light sculptures throughout. The South Pointe Pier juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular place to fish.
Hobie Island Beach Park
Shallow water beach offering a dog-friendly area with wide city vistas & water sports gear rentals. This beach is a petite hangout famous for windsurfing.
21st-45th Street Beach
A local beach that lies slightly north of the South Beach chaos. When you need a break from the sand, you can stroll down the Miami Beach boardwalk, which runs through this strip of beach and makes for a great jogging or people-watching spot.
Lummus Park Beach
The Miami Beach you’ve seen in movies and TV. Expect bright colors and eye-popping sights all around. This might not be for the person craving a laid-back beach day but it can be a blast—especially for the Spring Breaker looking to get into some fun.