Miami Beach Visitor Guide - Hotels in Miami and Miami Beach

Miami Beaches

You can't even say "Miami" without adding "beach" on the end. Thanks to the warm waters of the Gulfstream, swimming is possible all year-round at Miami Beach. Besides the beaches in front of many of the hotels and vacation rentals in Miami and Miami Beach, Miami-Dade operates several public beaches that are often voted among the top 10 in the world.

Crandon Park Beach
4000 Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
305-361-7385 or 305-361-5421

The beach is more than two miles long and great for walking and jogging. Swimmers are protected from the heavy surf at Crandon Park Beach by a large offshore sandbar. The shoreline varies sloping from 6 to 12 feet depending on tides.

  • parking for over 3,000 vehicles
  • multiple picnic areas with tables and grills
  • lifeguards

Haulover Park Beach
10800 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33154

Haulover Park Beach is a more open beach that lies between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is known as a surfing spot as well as for swimming. Across from the beach is a marina, restaurant, tennis court and a 9 hole golf course.

  • lifeguards
  • concessions
  • shaded picnic areas

Matheson Hammock Park Beach
9610 Old Cutler Road
Miami, Florida 33156

Matheson Hammock Park overlooks Biscayne Bay and features a man-made atoll pool that is flushed by the tidal action of Biscayne Bay. The park also features a lake bordered by a large coral rock picnic pavilion as well as smaller pavilions with charcoal grills, picnic tables and benches.

  • nature trails and bike trails
  • full service marina
  • restaurant

Homestead Bayfront Park Beach
9698 SW North Canal Drive
Homestead, Florida 33090

Fishing in designated areas and along the canal and bay areas for barracuda,
snapper, mullet and sea bass.