Plan a Day at Surfside Beach

By: Sara Liss

Surfside's mile-long beach spans 88th Street to 96th Street.

Ready for the ultimate beach day? Surfside’s mile-long beach spans from 88th Street to 96th Street and is a pristine stretch of beautiful sand, uninterrupted by any commercial intrusion.

You will find an escape from the busyness of life in this waterfront haven. What makes Surfside beach stand out from the rest? Sheer cleanliness, natural scenery and the dedication to making every visit simply amazing.

Early risers, or those willing to make a little early morning wake up sacrifice, will be rewarded by the sunrise over the beach at Surfside. With the feel of a private beach, it is one of the most quiet and clean in Miami. You’ll find joggers taking advantage of the elevated dune path and families looking for a low key beach. Paddle-board aficionados and kite surfers also love this stretch of beach for it's relatively uncrowded waves.

This beach is the ultimate option for those who want a quiet, natural surrounding with less of a party scene than the South Beach crowd. It has more of an adult vibe compared to some of Miami’s popular family-friendly beaches.

Surfside’s walking and biking paths are a great way to enjoy the beach from a different view. With the beach to the east and lush sand dunes to the west, you can use the paths for an oceanfront stroll, run or bike ride. The paths are a favorite local spot to enjoy the peaceful sounds and views of nature coupled with a great fitness experience.

The Beach Resort Experience

In 2013, The Grand Beach Hotel Surfside opened ushering in a new level of beachside luxury in this quaint town. The beachside amenities of the Grand Beach include 200 feet of beachfront access with food and beverage service and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the sun and ocean breezes. There’s a rooftop pool, five additional pools, six hot tubs and a beachside French-inspired restaurant.

Steps from the Grand Beach's pools is the beautiful Palm Garden, a natural setting surrounded by a lush garden of palm trees embracing the soothing sound of the ocean waves. With ample lounge chairs and umbrellas, it’s the perfect spot to take a rejuvenating nap, absorb yourself in a new book or check your email with their free wireless internet access.

Down the beach, the Solara Surfside hotel is an Art Deco architecture gem that blends in perfectly with Miami’s artistic vibe. The pale blue and green exterior with white accent dramatically reflects the ocean’s hues. When night falls, accent lighting highlights tropical palms for breathtaking sights. The lobby is adorned with oak walls, marble counters and a decorative tile floor. There's a homey feel to the offerings at Solara, which include barbecue grills and hammocks on the beach, a shuffleboard court and a heated pool.

Beachgoers on Surfside's white sand beach are mostly locals from the neighborhood or visitors staying in the adjacent luxury hotels, but the beach is open to the public and is a well-kept secret for a quiet beach experience.

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