If your perfect vacation day includes soaking up the sun, playing in the sand, or swimming in the ocean, then our Miami guide is just what you need. Our 10Best list highlights the best places to work on your tan, take a dip, collect seashells, have a picnic, jump on a jet ski or even do a little fishing.
While most people think of South Beach when they think of Miami's beaches, they don't realize that it's actually a rather expensive area that changes personality every few blocks. What most folks are usually imagining is actually the stretch of land known as Lummus Park Beach. Located right on the world-famous Ocean Drive, and lined with palm trees and Art Deco buildings, Lummus Park is the go to place for tourists.
For a more family-friendly beach excursion, there are beaches like Crandon Park Beach and Virginia Key Beach. Both of these are located on Key Biscayne, and each bring their own flavor of beach life to visitors. Crandon features an outdoor skating rink, an educational visitor's center, and both beaches have their own antique carousels.
Then of course there's Haulover Beach, the only clothing-option, nudist-friendly beach in all Miami. It's truly a sigh to behold.
Whatever your inclinations, check out our list to find the right beach for you.