The insiders guide to Miami Beach Florida
Beautiful beaches, art deco hotels, and a never ending stream of interesting and colorful people from around the world capture the personality of Miami Beach. Just a few minutes from downtown Miami, Miami Beach sits directly on the Atlantic Ocean.
The southern tip of Miami Beach is known as South Beach or SoBe and is famous for art deco hotels, colorful neon lights, and beautiful beaches being enjoyed by people from around the world. South Beach runs from South Pointe Park, which sits on Government Cut north to about 23rd street.
Ocean Drive is the main road that runs from north to south on South Beach. Ocean Drive ends at 15th Street and you have to switch over to Collins Ave to continue north.
A little north on Miami Beach you will find the larger hotels such as the Loews Miami Beach, the Fontainebleau, and the Eden Roc.
The Miami Beach Marina and Government Cut
Government Cut is the inlet for the Port of Miami, which is one of the busiest cargo and passenger ports in the world. Drive on MacArthur Causeway almost any day and you will see huge cruise ships coming and going as well as enormous cargo ships that transport goods to over 100 countries.
On the southern tip of Miami Beach you will find a wide sandy beach, blue ocean waters, colorful lifeguard stations, and a variety of art deco hotels.
Known as South Beach (SoBe), this section of Miami Beach is constantly bustling with vacationers and locals in the many restaurants that straddle the west side of Ocean Drive and the world famous beach on the east side.