The Miami Beach Boardwalk is a popular one for locals and tourists alike. In the morning, as the sun is rising over the Atlantic Ocean and sunlight is coming through palm trees, it’s a common sight to see joggers and walkers out on the 4-mile stretch.
A great reason to visit the Boardwalk is that it takes you in front of some of the most notable establishments in South Florida for culture, entertainment, and dining. Not to mention that while you’re out for your stroll, you will be greeted by magnificent sea grapes, palm trees, and maybe even some mangroves. The coast along Miami Beach boasts breathtaking views that will stay in your memory forever.
The beginning of the Boardwalk is located four blocks north of Nikki Beach at 5th Street and ends at the Indian Beach Park (46 street and Collins Avenue). This distance is roughly four miles. The boardwalk is a combination of paved surfaces on some portions, wood, and sand. Paved portions begin at 23rd Street, where it continues down to 5th Street.
The Miami Beach Boardwalk is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is free to use. However, you may have to pay for parking or other transportation to get to the Miami Beach Boardwalk.
History of Miami Beach
Miami Beach’s signature is its seamless blend of ocean and urban vibes, creating a seaside city that’s also one of the most famous Art Deco districts in the world — on the list with other notable cities such as Napier, New Zealand; Valencia, Spain; Mumbai, India and, of course, Havana, Cuba.
The energy is unlike anywhere else because of its rich history expressed through its art. Miami Beach is home to notable cultural institutions such as:
- Wolfsonian-FIU Museum
- New World Symphony
- Miami City Ballet
- Bass Museum
- Who can forget that Miami Beach is also where the art world congregates every December for the annual Art Basel art show and convention.