Miami attracted almost 16.5 million overnight tourists in 2018, according to an article on Miami Herald. Although there is plenty to experience in the city, the main reason why so many people travel to Miami is its amazing sunny beaches. One of the best things about the beaches in Miami is that all of them are open for the public and most of them also have trained lifeguards to ensure your safety.
Here’s a look at 4 beaches that are a must visit in Miami.
1. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Also known as “El Farito,” this beach is perfect for those looking for some peace and tranquility, thanks to its secluded location. Here, you can spend your time lying on the sand, against the backdrop of the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse, which is the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade county, built in 1825, according to an article on Visit Florida. You can also rent a quad bike with your family or friends to ride across the park and witness the jaw dropping sights of Biscayne Bay.
2. South Beach
South Beach is probably one of the most well-known spots in Miami. Located on Ocean Drive, South Beach has miles of white sand beaches, great restaurants, water sports facilities, some of the most famous nightclubs and much more, according to experts at US Local Guide. When traveling to South Beach, it is also a great idea to check out the nearby Haulover Park, which is a great place for fishing, cycling, tennis and golfing.
3. Matheson Hammock Park
Located near Coral Gables, Matheson Hammock Park is famous for its amazing beach, the picturesque marina and manmade atoll pool, which is naturally flushed by the tidal movement of Biscayne Bay. The park is a labyrinth of sorts, filled with mangroves, oak and palm trees. You can also participate in various water activities on offer at the beach, such as kiteboarding and paddleboarding.
Surfside has only 6,000 residents and the vibe of a small beach town. Surfside has miles of quiet, unspoiled beach, and plenty of entertainment options. Apart from the Surfside community center, which has one of the best water parks in the city, there is also a picnic spot, right on the beach, with live music and plenty of bars.
Beaches in Miami come in all flavors and colors. Whether you want a calm and serene spot or that gives you an adrenaline rush, Miami has something for everyone. Just remember to plan your trip in advance, so that you don’t miss out on anything.