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Miami Beach is known for its beautiful stretches of white-sand beach and turquoise waters - and beyond the beach, the city offers some lovely neighborhood parks, gardens and golf courses as well. Start on the sand, at popular spots such as North Beach Oceanside Park, with its scenic dunes and tranquil beach, or bustling Lummus Park, South Beach's most active beach at any time of day or night. After some perfect beach time, plan to explore the hiking and biking trails at Oleta River State Park, visit the Miami Beach Botanical Garden with its intriguing collection of palms, orchids and native plants, or play nine holes of challenging golf at Greynolds Park. You'll find more options for enjoying Miami Beach parks and recreation on this page.

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A Beach in Miami to Call Your Own
A Beach in Miami to Call Your Own

A Beach in Miami to Call Your Own

Explore awesome options for the perfect beach day in Miami Beach.
A Perfect Day in South Beach
A Perfect Day in South Beach

A Perfect Day in South Beach

Discover beachfront relaxation, outdoor dining, world-class museums and more.
South Beach by Bike
South Beach by Bike

South Beach by Bike

Pedal and explore! From beaches to outdoor restaurants and Art Deco buildings, there's much to see.
Seaside at South Pointe Park
Seaside at South Pointe Park

Seaside at South Pointe Park

See surfers catch a wave, watch cruise ships sail by and visit a scenic pier.

VIEWS OF MIAMI BEACH

Whimsy Along the Bayfront

The whimsical lighthouse sculpture in South Pointe Park reflects its proximity to PortMiami as well as the destination's rich arts and culture.

Gardens for Reflection and Relaxation

At Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, visitors can stroll and see Florida native plants, tropical orchids and more than 100 species of palm trees.

Play Through

An oasis of tropical foliage and native trees in the middle of a bustling city, Miami Beach Golf Club is a public course admired for its water features and challenging final holes.

Wild Ride

Oleta River State Park is popular with mountain biking enthusiasts because of its challenging trails. 

Paddling Adventures in Oleta River State Park

Rent a kayak to paddle through mangroves in protected estuary at Oleta River State Park, Florida's largest urban park.

Bent Pool

Visit Pride Park to see this 20-foot-high sculpture, built of steel, aluminum and concrete. The public art piece was created in 2109 by Elmgreen & Dragset.

Skateboarding on South Beach

South Beach sidewalks are perfect for skateboarding, rollerblading, biking and strolling underneath swaying palm trees.

South Beach Bicycle

Endless sunshine and ocean breezes make a bike ride on South Beach fun.

South Pointe Park

All of South Pointe Park at the southernmost end of South Beach is an off-leash experience for dogs and their humans.

City Views

Kayaking in Miami Beach offers a unique view of the city from sparkling waterways.

Paddling in the Golden Hour

Miami Beach's tropical weather means you can enjoy paddle boarding year-round. Paddle sports are especially enjoyable early in the day or in the quiet light just before sunset.

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Parks & Gardens in Miami Beach