Miami Beach, USA - guide: holidays, beaches, hotels near the beaches, entertainment, excursions

Miami Beach is a resort city in the United States, which is one of the most famous and visited resorts in the country.

Miami Beach is located in the state of Florida, on an island between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, which separates Miami Beach from the city of Miami.

Miami Beach is often referred to together with the city of Miami under the generalizing concept of "Miami", although it is a separate municipality.

Today Miami Beach is a popular resort with a wide sandy beach strip, lively day and night life, an abundance of shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, bars and accommodation facilities (hotels, apartments) booking

Beaches, hotels near beaches and areas of Miami Beach

The beaches of Miami Beach stretch a wide strip along the waters of the ocean.

A single beach strip stretches for approximately 7.7 miles (12.39 kilometers). Behind the beach strip, from the city side, there is a green area with a sidewalk, part of which is a wooden deck, perfect for walking and jogging. Behind the sidewalk there are hotels and apartments, there are also cafes, bars and restaurants. There is a passing road behind the hotels.

The beach strip of Miami Beach is wide and sandy. On the beaches there is light fine sand, there are algae. Lifeguards are on duty on the beaches, you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas, there are toilets, urns, showers, beach kiosks, places for beach and water entertainment.

Although the beaches of Miami Beach are a single sandy strip stretching along the entire resort, nevertheless, the beaches are divided into sections.

South Beaches of Miami Beach (South Beach area)

One of the best and most popular are the southern beaches (Miami Beach - South Beach / Miami Beach - South Beach), which stretch from the green zone - South Pointe Park (South Pointe Park) and up to 23rd Street.

Here, on the southern tip of the barrier island of the resort, the South Beach area is located.

The busiest and most tourist section of the Southern Beaches runs parallel to Ocean Drive (Ocean Dr), between 5th and 15th Streets, along which there are cafes, bars and restaurants. Also here, near the beaches, is the Lummus park area (Lummus Ragks) with a children's playground and sports grounds.

Ocean Drive is notable for its Art Deco architecture, street restaurants and boutique hotels.

In the South Beach area, Lincoln Road is popular, most of which is a pedestrian shopping street with an abundance of shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs, as well as green areas, fountains, sculptures, places for recreation and street entertainment.

Another notable street in South Beach is Hispaniola Way, located south of Lincoln Road. The street is dominated by buildings in the architectural style of the Mediterranean Renaissance, reminiscent of villages in Spain and France.

There is a boulevard next to the Española WayWashington Avenue (Washington Ave), where the Wolfsonian Museum (Wolfsonian-FIU) is located.

Hotels of the first line of the South Beach of Miami Beach

W South Beach Resort is a 5-star resort with swimming pools, a sun terrace with sun loungers, a grill bar, a restaurant, spa and fitness centers.

The suites and studios have a balcony with ocean views and a private bathroom. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a kitchen or kitchenette, as well as a minibar, chargers, sunscreen and snacks.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

5-star resort The Ritz-Carlton South Beach with a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sun terrace with sun loungers, spa and fitness centers, business center.

The rooms are equipped with: flat-screen TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, free Wi-Fi and free toiletries. Hotel link booking

5-star Hotel 1 Hotel South Beach with a private beach area, panoramic swimming pool, restaurants, bars, fitness center, spa and wellness center, kids club and activities for children.

The hotel rooms are equipped with a tablet with a daily electronic press, a flat-screen TV with Smart TV technology, an espresso machine with organic coffee and a water filtration system, a minibar, a safe, air conditioning, a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach Luxury 4-star resort with Atlantic Ocean views and sun loungers on the beach.

The hotel has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, spa and fitness center.

The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, minibar, safe, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, free Wi-Fi, bathrobes and a private bathroom with free toiletries. All spacious suites at the hotel are decorated with modern furniture and feature a kitchen or kitchenette. Link to the hotel booking

Central beaches of Miami Beach (Mid Beach)

Mid-Beach is the central part of the beaches and the central place in Miami Beach.

Mid Beach stretches between 24th and 60th Streets. It is here that the most famous strip of beach sand is located, as well as luxury hotels, stylish restaurants, lounges and the arts district are concentrated.

The most famous area of this part of Miami Beach is the Faena District, which stretches from 32nd to 36th Street between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek. This area is filled with luxury hotels, residences, art, culture and fashion.

In the Faena area , notable:

- Faena Theater is an exciting cabaret offering live musical performances, artistic and original productions of Faena. The theater's website:;

- Faena Bazaar is a modern shopping and entertainment space located on the historic Collins Avenue in an Art Deco building. It presents international brands and items from aspiring designers of women's and men's clothing, accessories, home decor, skin care products, shoes and much more.

In the central part of Miami Beach, you can visit golf courses, stroll along the Indian Creek boardwalk, admiring expensive yachts, or rent a boat to see luxury homes along North Bay Road (N Bay Rd), also known as "Millionaires Street".

Hotels of the first line of the Central Beach of Miami Beach

The 5-star Faena Hotel Miami Beach features an outdoor pool and sun loungers, restaurants, a bar, a spa and a fitness center with ocean views.

The rooms at the hotel are decorated in the late Art Nouveau style and feature free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, a hairdryer and a flat-screen TV. The bathrooms are equipped with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

The Miami Beach EDITION is a 5-star hotel with outdoor pools, restaurants, cafes, a bar, a lobby bar, free Wi-Fi, a spa, a fitness center, a bowling alley, a nightclub, gazebos and an open-air cinema.

The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a desk, a minibar, a safe and air conditioning. The private bathroom comes with bathrobes, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Hotel link booking

The Palms Hotel & Spa is a 4-star spa hotel with an outdoor pool surrounded by a tropical garden, a restaurant, a bar, a spa center, a fitness center, a business center and free Wi-Fi throughout.

The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a work desk, ironing facilities, air conditioning, a safe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries. The rooms offer views of the hotel's garden, the city landscape or the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean coast. Some rooms have a separate seating area.

Breakfast may be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel booking

Holiday Homes Miami Beach Tresor Private Luxury Suites with a bedroom, a kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator, a flat-screen TV, a seating area, a bathroom with a spa bath, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

On-site facilities: restaurant, garden with outdoor pool, fitness center, bar, shared lounge and free private parking. Link to holiday homes booking

Northern Beaches of Miami Beach (North Beach)

The northern beaches of Miami Beach (North Beach, Miami Beach - North Beach / Miami Beach - North Beach) have a distinctly restrained atmosphere and are not so crowded, where there is enough space to spread a towel on the sand bordered by dunes.

The northern beaches stretch from 60th Street to the city of Surfside.

In the northern part of Miami Beach, Miami modernist architecture (MiMo) prevails, there is a golf course. The highlight here is the North Beach Oceanside Park, which stretches along the beach strip and has barbecue grills and picnic areas.

!!! Beyond the northern part of the city of Miami Beach there are almost untouched beaches Surfside (Surfside beach) and Bal Harbour (Bal Harbour). This is followed by Haulover Beach, the oldest officially recognized nudist beach in Florida. Sunny Isles Beach is the farthest beach north of Miami Beach, known for its fishing pier in Newport (Newport Fishing Pier).

Hotels of the first line of the North Beach of Miami Beach

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is a 5-star hotel with a beach, swimming pools, hot tubs, a courtyard, a restaurant, a bar, a spa center, a fitness center and a climbing wall.

Fitness classes are held daily at the hotel.

All suites are equipped with bathrobes and slippers. Amenities include: flat-screen TV, mini-bar, free Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen with corner countertop, bathrobes. The bathrooms are decorated in spa style. Link to the hotel booking

The 4-star Monte Carlo by Miami Vacations Apartment Hotel features outdoor pools, saunas, a fitness center and free parking.

Free Wi-Fi is available in the apartments. All apartments are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and some have a balcony with scenic views. There is a kitchen, a living room, air conditioning, a hairdryer, a safe, a coffee machine/kettle and a private bathroom. Link to the apart-hotel booking

Crystal Beach Suites Oceanfront Hotel is a 3-star hotel with an outdoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, self-service laundry, ATM and vending machines for drinks and snacks.

The rooms are equipped with a kitchenette, a living room, a double sofa bed, a safe, air conditioning, a coffee machine/kettle. The Premium suites also have granite countertops and larger flat-screen TVs. Link to the hotel booking

All accommodation facilities in Miami Beach, including near beaches and more remotely from those, can be viewed and booked here booking

Entertainment and excursions in Miami Beach and Miami

Among the entertainment in Miami Beach and the surrounding area are beach and sea, walking around the city and the surrounding area, cycling, visiting some museums, as well as nightlife.

So, you can go on a private helicopter tour, a boat tour and various cruises, including to the homes of millionaires, go water skiing, jet ski, visit the city of Miami or Everglades Park, go to the southernmost point of Florida - Key West, etc.

Tours and excursions to Miami Beach and Miami can be viewed and booked here

If desired, you can go (preferably for a few days) to the Walt Disney World entertainment complex, which is the most famous, largest and most visited in the world.

Disney World includes: amusement parks, water parks, shopping area, promenade, sports complex, golf courses and hotels booking

Walt Disney World is located in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida USA, which is near the city of Orlando. More about the Walt Disney World complex...

How to get to Miami Beach

The nearest airport to Miami Beach is Miami International Airport, where most tourists who want to visit Miami and Miami Beach arrive. Also nearby is the Opa Locka Regional Airport (Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport). In addition, you can fly to other airports in Florida and the USA, and from there get to Miami Beach. Flights to Miami and other US cities →

You can get from the airport to Miami Beach by public transport, taxi or car.

Rent a car in Miami (all places, including the airport and the center) →

Intercity buses to Miami, Orlando, etc. →

Currency and visas

The US currency is the US Dollar ($). Both cash and bank cards are accepted for payment in many shops, cafes and restaurants.

Visa issues for entry to the USA and also Miami Beach depend on your country of residence (citizenship) and the time you are going to spend in the USA. Therefore, we recommend checking this information and all other conditions of entry / exit to the country on the websites of US consulates (embassies).

To visit the USA, we recommend that you have travel insurance

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