5th Street through 21st Street
South Beach is world-famous for people-watching with many sidewalk cafes, shopping, and nightlife nearby. This beach is not for surfing.
North Miami Beach
Collins Avenue from 46th Street to 78th Street
The beach has a palm-shaded grassy area and is near sidewalk cafes and fast-food restaurants. There are lifeguard towers, food concessions, beach chair and umbrella rentals, tables and chairs for picnics, and shower facilities. This beach is large and busy with fine sand and shallow surf.
Central Miami Beach
Collins Avenue from 21st Street to 46th Street
Popular with joggers, this beach has a raised boardwalk over the dunes. There are lifeguard towers, food & drink concessions, beach chair & umbrella rentals.
South Pointe Park
Ocean Drive at 5th Street, 1 Washington Ave entrance
This beach is located at the southern tip of South Beach. Features a playground, fishing pier, boardwalk, observation tower, and restaurants nearby.