Our Picks for the Best Beaches in Miami

When it comes to spending a day at the beach, nobody does it better than Miami. With a variety ranging from wild to dog-friendly to serene, there’s something for practically everybody.

 

Here are our top five picks for the best beaches in Miami.

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    Lummus Park Beach

    Lummus Park Beach is the quintessential Miami beach. A pastel-colored spot with retro buildings and palm trees, this party beach is often featured on T.V. (think Miami Vice, Burn Notice) and movies. Attracting locals and tourists alike, Lummus Park Beach is a great place to people watch, with visitors ranging from beach volleyball fiends to spring breakers.

     

    With beach volleyball, plenty of grassy areas to picnic, a promenade and easy access to nearby shops and restaurants, this charming beach is perfect for a fun, sun-filled Saturday afternoon.

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    Crandon Park

    A family-friendly beach, Crandon Park is a fan favorite for picnics, grilling out and nature activities. There’s plenty for kiddos to do here, with a boardwalk, nature center and a family amusement center. The nature center showcases exotic plants as well as rare fish and wildlife.

     

    Adults, fear not–there is plenty for you, too. Crandon Park has cabanas for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. With a golf course, kayak rentals, beach volleyball and easy-to-find parking, this two-mile beach in Key Biscayne is a prime spot with activities for the whole family.

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    Surfside Beach

    For days when you need to unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle, Surfside has that perfect small beach town feel. There’s no better spot for long walks on the beach than Surfside, which has a mile-long stretch of sand, stretching from 88th to 96th Street. Cyclists and joggers are welcome, too. Surfside has walking and biking paths with beautiful views.

     

    Activities in Surfside include live music, playing in the sand and a communal beach picnic that happens every first Friday during summer months.

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    Haulover Beach

    This Insta-worthy beach is known for its scenic views and stunning landscape. Just over a mile long, Haulover Beach features gorgeous dunes, picnic areas and kite flying. Activity-seekers can enjoy a nine-hole golf course, tennis center and dog park.

     

    Haulover Beach also has a ‘clothing-optional’ section for vacationers that hate tan lines.

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    Hobie Beach

    Hobie Beach, aka Windsurfer Beach, is Miami’s favorite dog friendly beach, featuring shallow, calm water that’s safe for your pup to splash around in. And for humans, Hobie Beach is also known for its outdoor activities, like wind surfing, jet-skis, sail boat and catamaran rentals.

     

    Located between Brickell, Downtown Miami and Key Biscayne, this spot has amazing skyline views, free parking and concession stands aplenty.


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