The Best Beaches in Miami

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When we think ‘beach’ and ‘Miami,’ we’re usually thinking South Beach. It’s stunning, of course, but crowded because of its popularity. So it’s time to have a look at some of Miami’s other sandy gems.

Crandon Park

Crandon Park is an urban park situated in Miami, in the north of Key Biscayne. Two miles of beach with dunes are home to a wide variety of animals, such as herons, butterflies, ospreys, and sea turtles.

Bill Baggs Cape

Ranked the 8th best beach in the United States in 2005, the beach at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area is situated at the southern end of Key Biscayne.

The mile-long Atlantic beach provides swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and a host of other water-based activities, as well as walking, wildlife, cycling, and picnicking opportunities.

Haulover Beach

Haulover Beach is a ‘clothing optional’ beach that draws international and local visitors alike. Its stunning white sandy beaches, sand dunes, and surf offer sunbathing, surfing, and swimming opportunities.

Bal Harbour Beach

Just a few miles north of Miami Beach lies Bal Harbour Beach, a beautiful stretch of wide sand and jewel-like ocean. With its elegant boutiques and cafes, Bal Harbour offers a luxurious beach experience.