What to Do
The resort metropolis of Miami Beach offers tourist activities of all kinds, although the beach comes first for most people, with a little shopping and nightclubbing on the side. Sports: virtually every warm-weather sport is catered for Miami.
The resort hotels in Miami and Miami Beach all have swimming pools, tennis and shuffleboard courts. A few maintain golf greens on the premises. In any case, if you are looking for a Golf Court in Miami Beach, you can find the Miami Municipal Golf Course between Alton Road and Meridian Avenue. If you need to buy something of food, near to Golf Club, you can find a supermarket Public on the Dade Boulevard.
Bay beaches are best for windsurfing and water-skiing, ocean beaches for swimming. For an up-to-the-minute weather report, including full details of wind, sea and suntanning conditions, call the Weather Line: 976-1010 (24- hour service).
Although right of way to the beach may be private, the shore is public property to the highwater line. Ease of access makes Miami Beach popular with Miamians. Try the swinging 21st Street Beach or the expansive swimming area at 46th, set right in the middle of the great resort hotels. There’s a place in the sun for the public at 53rd, 64th and 72nd to 74th streets. North Shore Open Space Park Beach (79th to 87th streets) has the most elaborate facilities, with Vita course, boardwalk and thatched shelters in an attractive setting of palm trees and sea grape. Pratically the 80% of our Hotels have the swimming pool inside the resort.
Possibilities further north include the beaches at Surflide, Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles. In this case you need to take a cab. The sunset from Sunny Isles to Miami is something you need to try. Very romantic.
Key Biscayne’s beaches are the clear favourite of local swimmers and sunbathers. Crandon Park has snack bars, picnic facilities, a bath house and cabanas to let by the day, week or month, while Cape Florida provides plenty of picnic tables and grills under the pines. However, if you choose this, you need to rent a car or take a cab. It’s far from South Beach
Jellyfish, Portuguese man-of-war and sting rays can present a hazard to swimmers on Atlantic beaches, but they won’t bother you if you leave them alone. In the rare event of a man-of-war invasion (usually after a heavy storm), life guards advise swimmers to keep out of the water. So, please do attention.
Outstanding among municipal swimming centres is historic Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. Very nice.
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