When you think of Miami, you think of fun in the sun, and Miami delivers just that with its magnificent beaches! All of Miami’s beaches are open to the public. Whether you’re looking for an isolated spot away from the tourists, or a beach with palm trees to relax in the shade, Miami has just what you’re looking for!
Lummus Park Beach
Whether you’re looking to people-watch, play volleyball, or sunbathe, Lummus Park Beach is the perfect destination. Redesigned in the 1980s, the beach features grassy areas with pull up bars for anyone looking to workout. There are also palm trees for anyone looking for shade. Located along the eastern side of Ocean Drive, a promenade separates the grass from the beach, which allows direct access to the many restaurants that line the boardwalk!
Surfside is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a small beach town vibe. With around 6,000 residents, Surfside is the perfect small oceanfront community. There are plenty of options for both tourists and locals looking to listen to live music, have drinks at the local bars, or hang out on the beach.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Perfect for cycling, skating, and jogging, Fort Lauderdale Beach is a people-watching hot spot. Formally known as a college area, the beach has transformed into one of the top beach destinations in all of Miami. The beach’s sandy strip is scattered with tall coconut palms and offers beach-goers amazing blue views of the ocean.
Located on Key Biscayne, Crandon Park is famous for its crystal-clear shallow waters. With a nature center, winding boardwalk, and family amusement center, Crandon Park is the perfect location for a family outing. The beach also features cabana rentals, picnic spots with on-site grills, and beach volleyball courts.
Matheson Hammock Park
Known for its natural landscape of mangroves, old oak trees, and swaying palms, it’s the perfect place to sit back and relax for a few hours. Matheson Hammock Park is located south of Coral Gables and features a marina, boating and sailing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding, and a man-made atoll pool. After a long day of playing in the sun, head to Red Fish Grill, located right on the water’s edge, for dinner!
Miami beaches are notorious for strong winds and sometimes dangerous tides, so most beaches have trained lifeguards to ensure safety!