Miami may be more than just jaw-dropping views of the Atlantic, but the city’s beaches are definitely one of its top draws. Dog beaches, nude beaches, prime surf spots and glitzy beachfront resorts: Florida’s coastal city really does offer something for everyone. These are the best beaches to visit in and around the Magic City as soon as lockdown lifts.
North Beach is the ideal spot for those looking for a chilled out afternoon in the sun. The beach has a beautiful oceanfront park adjacent to it, where you can go on walks or bike rides; or make use of the outdoor grills and have a picnic. The park is dog-friendly, and you can even take your pet to the beach as long as they’re on a leash. Stunning views of the Atlantic, historic Art Deco architecture and lush greenery make this a classic Miami day out.
Tucked away between North Beach and Bal Harbour, Surfside is a small beachside town with just 6,000 residents. This is a great beach for those looking to get away from the hectic shores of South Beach, for a more tranquil experience akin to being on a private beach. Surfside is especially popular with families and fitness enthusiasts, who come here to run or bike on the oceanfront paths. Other activities include paddle boarding and kite surfing.