Sunny South Florida! Where locals shout frequently shout "I live where you vacation"! Where the perfect day is about fun in the sun! The sand between your toes and the sea to ease your troubles. We've gathered up the 10 best beaches in Miami to lay out on your beach blankets, collect sea shells, take a dip, ride a jet ski or even reel in some fish! So many activities and these beaches have it all!
1. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park - Located at the far east end of Key Biscayne and known to many as 'El Farito', meaning 'the lighthouse'. The historic lighthouse this beach holds was built in 1825 and is the oldest standing structure in the county! Take an adventurous tour of both the light house and the lighthouse keeper's cottage, rent a quad bike, go fishing, canoeing, kayaking or snorkeling! After all these activities you'll need some energy, grab a seat at the two restaurants on site that serve up some good grub.
2. Lummus Park Beach - The sweeping image of the South Beach experience! You can find all your top sports on this side of the beach. Lay out or walk to the boardwalk. You can people watch as skaters go by or be the skater! You'll also see dogs walk their humans, and model volleyball players spike! If you're going at a faster pace you can rent some deco bikes to take you through Ocean Drive, but be sure to stop at the delicious restaurants!
3. Bal Harbour Beach - Looking for a day for some solo R&R? This is your beach. When it comes to calm, cool and luxurious, this is it. Grab your beach blanket and your book to park it right by the water. This beach is surrounded by the most upscale hotels and is a skip away from The Shops at Bal Harbour!
4. Crandon Park Beach - Home of palm tress galore, and other really neat botanicals! Take a walk on the trails, have a picnic in the cooking areas, or what we would personally do, set up a hammock and enjoy the breeze. There's a North and South Crandon Park Beach, both equally as fun and beautiful!
5. Oleta River State Park - Located on Biscayne Bay you can find something for everyone! The park is most popular for it's off-road bicycling trails, for beginners and the experienced. At the north end of the park you can find a river of mangroves that lead out into the sea. Paddle out in your canoes and kayaks to explore the plants and wildlife. Be sure to take your bug spray! Greatest thing about this all is that if you don't have the gear, have no fear! Oleta has a park concessionaire where you can rent whatever you need.