Top 3 Beaches in Miami

The heat is on in Miami this March! And what better way to celebrate your vacation in this lovely paradise than to hit its beaches. You have quite a handful to choose from when it comes to Miami’s best beaches, but here is the top 3 that will surely give you the ultimate Miami beach experience.

First is the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Found at the south end of Key Biscayne, it is the abode of the famous Cape Florida lighthouse. It is common knowledge to tourists that Florida is famous for its powdery white sand, tall, beautiful palm trees and long stretch of beaches – and nothing captures the beauty of southern Florida like Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Cape Florida State Park is known worldwide as a treasure that’s renowned for its natural beauty. It has in fact made its way to rank #10 in the “Top Ten Beaches in America”.

Bill Baggs State Park Lighthouse

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So if you’re in for some swimming, Cape Florida is the place to visit because of its 1.25 miles of shoreline. You can also do some bicycling, camping, kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing. For the foodies visiting this beach you may choose to eat at The Lighthouse Café and Boater’s Grill which are perfect restaurants for outdoor eating.

Second on our list is Haulover Beach. If you are in for some nude sunbathing, then Haulover beach is your place to be. It is the only beach in the Miami area where nude sunbathing is permitted. Topless bathing is tolerated on South Beach and at several other Miami beaches but it is only at Haulover beach that totally nude bathing is allowed. It is found between Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbour.

Haulover Beach in Miami Beach

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Aside from its unique feature of being Miami’s only legal “clothing optional” nude beach, it is also a perfect surfing spot. Sandwiches, cold drinks, wind breakers, towels all bagged up and slung over both shoulders. A hot sea breeze rushes through your hair, as you stand there you can taste the salt in the air because it is so strong. The sound of the waves crashing against the shore, seagulls swooping overhead and the strong scent of sun screen surrounds the beach.

Last but not the least is South Beach. The beach is located on Ocean Drive, across the street from many of Miami Beach’s popular Art Deco hotels. It has earned its nickname ‘SoBe’ among the tourists that travel here. Untouched golden sand covers the floor as far as your eyes can see. Soothing, gentle sea breeze rustles through your hair. Beach shops prepare for their day of excited customers bustling in and out of their small seafront shops. This is what a typical morning at South Beach is like. The South Beach glimmers with the nightlife vibe all day long. The place is totally quirky and trendy and is indeed a fun place to be. It usually attracts luxurious visitors, especially the young but nowadays, it is a beach that is visited by everyone. Enjoy the beach, South Beach’s historic Art Deco architecture, or the fine Oceanside dining or all 3 in just one day!

south beach miami

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So what are you waiting for? Prepare your beachwear (or go nude if you’re planning to head to Haulover Beach) and hit the top 3 beaches in Miami. Enjoy!