The US State of Florida is home to some of the best beaches in the world, the best beaches of Florida can be found in Miami and Tampa cities of the state. If you have to choose your beach destination between these two cities I’d recommend you to head to Miami because the beaches of Miami are far better. Miami is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida and is also the most populous county in Florida. The beaches of Miami are scattered across a couple of nearby islands and cities in Miami Dade County: Virginia Key Island, Key Biscayne Island, South Beach (neighborhood in Miami Beach), North Miami Beach (city in Florida) and Miami Beach (resort city in Florida). Florida has a year round tropical climate and this is one of the reasons for international tourists to flock to its world-class beaches, Miami has become a synonym for beaches, the first thing that would come to anybody’s mind when they hear of Miami is its vibrant beaches. Most beaches give you a plethora of adventure activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing and board walking to name a few.
For your beach escapade in Miami we suggest you to do it in bits and pieces, dedicate one day at least in each of the beach destinations that I will be listing to get the best out of your beach holidaying. For your accomodation you will find many beachfront hotels that range from luxury to economy with world class services like restaurants and laundry to name a few.
Kick start your vacation by traveling to Hobie Beach, also known as Windsurfer Beach, located on Rickenbacker Causeway, lying in close proximity to Key Biscayne Island. Hobie Beach stands out as being a popular Miami windsurfers travel destination, expect to see kayakers and surfers on its waters and you have all the more reason to be happy because dogs are allowed, you will not miss the company of your dog while sunbathing and relaxing on this beach.
After day 1beach activities head to Virginia Key Island to experience the serene atmosphere of Virginia Key Beach, located in front of Miami Seaquarium, you can get breathtaking views of overlooking Brickell Avenue and Miami Downtown from the beach shoreline, also enjoy the hot sun and the warms white sands of the beach.
After day 2 beach activities head to the next island Key Biscayne Island to explore Crandon Park beach and Bill Bags Cape Florida Park in this region, both are ideal for families and boast of having crystal clear beach waters with serene atmosphere. When you are at the Bill Bags Cape Florida Park don’t forget to get on top of the Cape Florida Light House, originally built in 1825 to get stunning views of the sea and surrounding areas from atop. Guided Tours are also available at the Park everyday between Thursday to Friday at 10:00 am local Miami time.
After Day 3 beach activities head to South Beach, a neighborhood in Miami Beach. FYI Miami Beach is a resort city in the Miami Dade County of Florida state, has its own municipality like Miami city and South Beach is part of Miami Beach divided by the 23rd street. Miami’s South Beach lies along the Ocean Drive and is known for being filmed in many Hollywood movies, so don’t be surprised if you get a feeling that you’ve seen this beach somewhere before, you must have seen it in one of the movie scenes! When you get here explore the stretch from South Pointe Park Beach running all the way to Collins Parks on 21st and 22nd street where you will find the Bass Museum of Art on your way, just tour the museum for an enhanced beach experience. The South Pointe Park Beach is ideal for kids and don’t miss eating some of the best regional food from the nearby renowned Smith and Wollensky Restaurant. From here continue walking along the Miami Beach’s central stretch of sand which runs from Collins Park to Indian Beach Park to hit the Fontainbleau Beach which will surely mesmerize you with its turquoise waters and white sands. Turn on your favorite music and relax in the warm sun while lying on the beach with some nice champagne to sip along.
After Day 4 beach activities head north of the Miami Beach region from here to explore Miami’s world famous surfside beach- Bal Harbor Beach, famous for the wide choice of its luxury beach hotels and restaurants spread along its shoreline. From here head to the Haulover Beach by crossing a bridge, just a word of caution this beach is not ideal for spending time with family as it allows no clothing option for patrons who wish to relax in nudity. If you are looking for a family beach in this region we recommend Oleta River State Park Beach located along the nearby Oleta River. Finally head more upwards in the northern direction from here to get a feel of Miami’s most popular beach destination-Sunny isles beach, known for its turquoise water and white sands, a nice spot for diving and swimming activities.
Lastly if you have enough time checkout Matheson Hammock Park Beach in South Beach that is hidden to tourists and lies further south in South Beach area, ideal for swimming and boasts of having a lagoon surrounded by picnic tables and palm trees with shades for an enhanced beach experience.