Why Live in Miami: The Beaches

April 14, 2017

south-beachThere are several great reasons to live in Miami, Florida, but very few can compete with the beaches. The Miami area is known for some of the best beaches in the world with so many to choose from. If you’re considering moving to Miami, you might be further convinced by the beaches listed below.

South Beach

The most famous beach in the Miami area is certainly South Beach. In fact, it’s one of the most famous beaches in the entire world. It has appeared in a number of magazines and films throughout the past few decades.

South Beach runs from South Point Park Beach to Collins Park. South Point Park Beach is a bit more kit-friendly with a mini splash area. Different areas of the beach fit better with different types of people. The central area from Collins Park to Indian Beach Park is a rather famous area with many resorts and an elevated boardwalk. This is a laid back area, while other areas of South beach tend to be very busy.

Haulover Beach

With many miles of beautiful white sand, Haulover Beach is one of the finest in the area. It’s a very scenic stretch of beach with picnic areas. There’s even a nude beach here and a small food truck festival held regularly.

Free parking is provided at Haulover Beach, along with many activities. Many sports including golf and tennis are found here and, of course, surfing and swimming are also available. There’s a kite festival held in February each year and this is the only public, clothing-optional beach in Miami.

Crandon Park

crandon-parkA two-mile stretch of beautify beach, Crandon Park is one of the finest in the area. Lifeguards are on duty and the beach includes concessions, cookout areas, walking trails and more. There’s a Nature Center with a gift shop and plenty of programs happening throughout every week.

The area is also home to a Family Amusement Center with a carousel, beachfront playground, splash foundation and more. Crandon Park is home to more than 200 acres of tropical habitat and botanical gardens, as well. You can even enjoy the marina, fishing charters or one of the many other activities.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Beach

bill-baggsMaybe the top overall beach in all of Miami, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Beach is scenic and sunny. It’s found on the far east site of Key Biscayne and provides family picnic areas, biking, a lighthouse and plenty more. Two restaurants are found nearby if you get hungry and guided tours of the lighthouse are provided.

Other top Miami areas beaches include:

  • Lummus Park Beach
  • Sunny Isles Beach
  • Matheson Hammock Park
  • Oleta River State Recreation Area
  • Virginia Key Beach
  • Hobie Beach
  • And more!

Related: Most Amazing Spots in Miami for a Picnic

There’s no shortage of beaches in the Miami area. It would be difficult to list all of the great beaches, but this list does include some of the top choices. If you’re considering living in Miami, the beaches are a great reason to move here.

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