The Miami Beach Boardwalk is one of our favorite strolls in the city. A fantastic elevated Boardwalk that runs along the oceanfront and extends from 24th to 46th Street.
The Boardwalk runs through Classic Miami Beach, home to some of the the city's iconic properties, the Fountainbleau and Eden Roc as well as the up-and-coming Faena District and many of Miami's top oceanfront hotels.
It is a beautiful, well-maintained boardwalk and one of our favorite walks in the city.
This is a pedestrian only boardwalk but undergoing some transformation at the moment.
The Miami Beach Boardwalk has been joined by a parallel wider Paver Walkway which accomodates pedestrians and bicyclists and forms part of the Miami Beach Walk, a north-south path running from one end of Miami Beach to the other.
For now, the elevated Boardwalk runs the entire stretch from 24th Street to 46th Street and give you magnificent views... the dunes, the beach and the sparkling waters on one side...
...Striking architecture on the other...
...You might even get a peek into some of the hotels and condos lining the oceanfront...
...And some fantastic vegetation all around...
What The Miami Beach Boardwalk is not
When you think of a traditional boardwalk like Jersey Shore or the Atlantic City boardwalk, images of paths and walks lined with beach town cafes, restaurants and bars, souvenir shops, rentals and touristy paraphernalia come to mind. This is NOT what the Miami Beach Boardwalk is like. This is simply a very nice clean, well-maintained boardwalk that allows you to walk from one end of Miami Beach to the other.
There are plenty of rest spaces and benches, beautiful scenic views and not much else. Aside from the occasional coconut vendor, you won't find many watering holes along the boardwalk. In fact, it is a good idea to bring something to drink during your stroll, some parts are shaded but many are not.
Along the Boardwalk
Along the Miami Beach Boardwalk we find many of the city's top beachfront hotels and resorts, all of them having a prime oceanfront location and direct boardwalk access.
From the boardwalk itself, there are plenty of beach access points throughout if you are up for a dip in the water...
If you come, there are some rules though:
Not Permitted 24 Hours A Day
- Bicycle Riding
- Firearms (Except as permitted under Florida Law)
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Unauthorized Vending
- Glass Containers
- Animals and Pets (Except for Service Animals)
Miami Beach Boardwalk Map: Current Status, Access, Parking, Facilities
As mentioned before, the boardwalk is being converted at the moment. Some stretches are already completed, like this short section between 29th and 30th Streets (green section on the map), so this is what it will look like in the future:
The southern end of the boardwalk is at 24th Street at the moment. Here it connects to the Paver Walkway of the Miami Beach Walk which brings you to South Beach and even further to South Pointe Park at the very tip of the island.
Running parallel just west to the Boardwalk (the red section on the map), there is a paved path from 24th to 29th Streets if you are cycling. If you are on the Paver Walkway coming from South Beach, it curves a bit and leads you to it. This is not a particularly interesting path though.
The Boardwalk picks up again after 30th Street ending at 46th Street at Indian Beach Park. The segment north of 46th Street is still under construction.
You can see the status and details of the other sections of the Miami Beach Walk here, from South Pointe to Bal Harbour in the North.
Access to the Miami Beach Boardwalk
There are many access points throughout the Boardwalk, enlarge the map to see where the entry points are, they are scattered just about every other block. Keep in mind there is ongoing construction, some access points may be blocked.
We use the City Parking Lot at 36th Street and Collins, about the mid-point of the Boardwalk. There is direct access to the Boardwalk from here and rates are reasonable at $2 per hour.
There is also municipal parking lots at the lower and upper ends of the Boardwalk on 23rd Street and 46th Street by Indian Beach Park. More on Miami Beach Parking here.
Also at 36th Street Park you find restrooms, showers and changing facilities, so you can combine a couple of hours at the beach and a nice stroll on the boardwalk.
We will try our best to keep this page up to date. If you know of any changes to the Boardwalk as segments are being completed please let us know!
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