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Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on July 27, 2020 Share on

Grab your lotions and glasses and take a dip in the beaches of Miami

In the 16th century, Europeans first reached the lands of the United States and found a beautiful land of flowers which was later called Florida. The city is the fourth largest state of the U.S economy and if considered to be a country, it would be the 16th largest economy in the world. The state is located in the southeastern region of the U.S with a population of 21 million. Florida is the 3rd most populous state and 22nd most expensive state of the U.S. Florida is renowned for the amusement parks, Kennedy Space centre, winter crops, orange trees and a popular destination for retirees. One of the important cities of Florida is Miami, the city of beaches.

The city of Miami is the largest metropolitan city of Florida with a population of almost 6.2 million. The city covers an area of 56 square miles and is the sixth most densely populated city of the U.S. In 2018, Miami was categorized as an Alpha level global city by the Globalization and World Cities research network. The city of Miami is filled with amazing places to visit and top things to do.

Miami City
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Miami is fondly called as the “Capital of Latin- America” and is the largest city with the Cuban American population. This city is ranked the eight-richest in the world and third-richest in the United States in terms of purchasing powers and was categorized as an Alpha level global city by the Globalization and World Cities research network.

Miami is exclusively known for its beaches. There is a tremendous level of tourist attraction to this city because of its beaches and vibrant nature. This could also be because of the fact that the Atlantic Ocean merges with the Caribbean Sea here.

Top beaches to visit in the city of Miami

The city of Miami is surrounded by beaches on all sides. There are roughly 16-20 different beaches in and around Miami one can visit and have fun at.

  • Sunny Isles
  • Oleta River State Park
  • Haulover Beach
  • North Shore Beach
  • North Miami Beach
  • Surfside Beach
  • South Miami Beach
  • Virginia Key Beach
  • Hobie Beach
  • Crandon Park Beach

1. Sunny Isles

Sunny Isles is a two-mile-long sea line beach with clear water that facilitates water activities like snorkelling.

2. Oleta River State Park

Located in Florida. It is the largest urban park, spreading across 1,043 acres. Placed against the Oleta River on Biscayne Bay, this park offers a sandy beach where you can swim, explore the clear, placid waters via canoe or kayak. 

Miami Beach
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3. Haulover Beach

Haulover Beach is a 1.5 mile-long beach snuggled between the intercoastal waterways and the Atlantic Ocean. This is a spot where kite-making classes are conducted and people come here for picnics especially to enjoy the sprawling wonder of blue water and soft sand. This beach is one of the clothing-optional beaches in Florida. 

4. North Shore Beach

North Shore Open Space Park is yet another beach like the previously mentioned ones with the little crowd. The beach has a park with sidewalk cafes, a community centre. 

5. North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach is a popular Miami Beach music venue. This beach is famous amongst the others for the wide options it offers tourists after the beach walk. Bal Harbour is a laid-back stretch of sandy beach that is fringed with five-star hotels, cafes, bistros and harbour shops that assure you refreshment. 

6. Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach
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Surfside beach is an add on to the other beaches with commercial spots and refreshments. Miami beach is a similar beach with classic Miami beaches’ characteristics like shopping stops, bistros, hotels and cafes. This beach is less crowded relatively to the other southern beaches of Miami.

7. South Miami Beach

The South Beach located at the tip of Miami Beach is one of the best beaches in Miami as it is the party central visited by most famous people and celebrities around the country. The 360-degree ocean views at the South Pointe Park are a pleasure for the eyes in addition to the footpaths, a food stand, a lovely grassy area and a miniature water park. The art sculptures and the romance of cruise ships heading out to sea make this spot favourite for film shoots and also one of the best beaches of Miami for families. 

8. Virginia Key Beach

Virginia key beach is located at 3701 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, just past the Rickenbacker Causeway across the Miami Sea-aquarium. People visiting this beach can rent windsurfing equipment or even enjoy an ultra-light seaplane ride.

9. Hobie Beach

The Hobie beach otherwise called the Windsurfer beach is Miami’s favourite dog-friendly beach. It offers people to rent and learn lessons on surfing and admiring the skyline en route Key Biscayne for more than 20 years now.

10. Crandon Park Beach

Crandon Park Beach offers nature lovers a chance to explore the diverse ecosystem including the dunes, mangroves, a coastal hammock and seagrass beds. This place also showcases exotic plants, rare fishes and wildlife, and Bear Cut Preserve a natural Environment Study Area. Bill Baggs Cape Florida state park is one where the lighthouse, the oldest standing building in Miami-Dade County.

Crandon Park Beach
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When is it an ideal time to visit Miami?

Being a beach destination, Miami Beaches can be best enjoyed when visiting during the summer. During the months of March to May, the city of Miami enjoys the hot summer. The temperature here goes up to 80 during the day and falls down to 60 later in the evening. Since Miami is a subtropical region, occasionally you can enjoy some rainfall. It can be best said that Miami is a year-round destination and can be visited at any time of the year.

If you are someone who loves sandy beaches, we suggest you head out here, where maximum fun is guaranteed. Visit Pickyourtrail website and choose the best-suited packages from hundreds available. Hate pre-planned trips? Well, we have got you covered. Talk to our experts or visit our website and customise your trip as you please.

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