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.

South Beach

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.


Miami Beach Hotels

As a top vacation spot Miami Beach has hotels in every imaginable size, shape, and flavor. Big full service hotels like the Loews Hotel, Fountainbleau, and Eden Roc sit right on the ocean on Miami Beach. And small, quaint, and unique art deco styled hotels run up and down Ocean Drive in South Beach.

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Miami Beach Hotels

As a top vacation spot Miami Beach has hotels in every imaginable size, shape, and flavor. Big full service hotels like the Loews Hotel, Fountainbleau, and Eden Roc sit right on the ocean on Miami Beach. And small, quaint, and unique art deco styled hotels run up and down Ocean Drive in South Beach.

Miami Beach Marina

On the southern tip of Miami Beach just inside Government Cut, Miami Beach Marina is a full service marina that can accommodate boats up to 250 feet. There is a fuel dock, restaurants, a heated pool, US Customs Clearing, and the marina is just a few minutes from South Beach.

South Beach

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.