Miami: Beach

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Miami Beach

With its hot summers and warm winters, and long stretches of golden sand, a beach holiday in Miami will give you a perfect vacation experience. There’s something for everyone – whatever your ideal beach holiday in Miami.

Epitomising the total glitz of Miami, Lummus Park on South Beach is a glorious stretch of sand where toned and bronzed bodies line up to catch some of Florida’s famous sunshine. If glamour is what you’re looking for from your beach holiday in Miami it’s easy to find here – it’s where the beautiful people come to top up their tans, rollerblade play volleyball and, of course, to be seen. Between 5th and 11th Streets, it’s also one of the few places where women can go topless on a beach holiday in Miami.

If surfing is more what you’re after from your beach holiday in Miami, try South Pointe Park Beach, whose northern part is popular with surfers. Or, it makes the ideal place to just sit back and take it easy, watching cruise ships coming in and out of the Port of Miami.

A little further afield, Haulover Park Beach’s dune-backed sands lie along the east of the park and are out of sight of most high rise developments, giving you a little more seclusion on your beach holiday in Miami. To the north of Haulover Park you’ll also find the only nude beach in the county, part of it gay.

Or, for its 1950s tourist resort kitsch, Sunny Isles Beach can make a great place to go on your Miami beach holiday, particularly if you’re a fan of American Retro. It’s popular with surfers, as well as lots of older tourists taking a break on their beach holiday in Miami.