Miami remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. This is a city that seems to have it all. There is incredible food, districts such as Little Havana that offer a great multicultural experience, incredible entertainment destinations are perfect for a family day out, almost endless sunshine, pulsating nightlife allows you to simply let your hair down and natural attractions abound. But if there is one drawcard that keeps people coming back to Miami again and again it is the incredible beaches.
Given the number of beaches, there is certain to be at least one that will deliver the experience you want. Here are only a few of Miami’s famous stretches of sand that are perfect for enjoying salt and sea.
South Beach is known for the fabulous art deco architecture that provides the eye candy – and the bronzed beach bodies that take their seats at some fabulous cocktail bars. You can avoid the throngs of tourists by following the locals to the more sedate section south of Fifth Street.
For those who really want to escape the crowds, the boardwalk of Mid-Beach is perfect. It runs the length of the sand – and caters to both locals and those who are staying at one of the incredible hotels that serve as its backdrop. The hotel cocktail bars are the locales for those who want to see and be seen. For a great accommodation choice, try out the Miami Beach Edition, a reinvention of the 1955 Seville Hotel. It delivers on that Havana vibe that is so much a part of the Miami experience.
To really relax spend some time at the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. It’s within easy reach of downtown Miami and is great for families or those who simply want to commune with Mother Nature. It offers incredible views of that famous Miami skyline (sunset really delivers) and great trails for those who want an active beach experience.
For those who want to mix with the upper crust of Miami, Bal Harbour Beach is the destination of choice. This beach is great for those who want to view designer beachwear or enjoy a spa day at the famous St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. If you want to fit in with the crowd engage in some retail therapy at the Bal Harbour Shops where you can pick up that perfect Chanel or Alexander McQueen creation.
Miami beaches offer incredible choice. However, some things are standard. Great sands, azure waters, and sunshine. Head to Miami and get wet in the salt – you’ll be glad you did.