The Miami Beach Walk, that fantastic path that runs along the eastern seashore of Miami Beach is still coming together and at the present time it is still a collection of paver walkways, boardwalks, and promenades, some completed, some in the process of being converted, some still in planning and permit stage.
Here is a map with the different segments, follow the links at the bottom for details on each and photographs showing current status. Many paths accomodate pedestrians and cyclists, some are pedestrian only.
Current Status of the Miami Beach Walk
Let's take a little tour starting from the southern end:
South Pointe Park - Paved Paths, Cutwalk Promenade
South Pointe Park sits at the southernmost tip of Miami Beach. You can walk or cycle along the cutwalk which follows the channel and into South Pointe Pier.
The Beach Walk heads north and follows the shore...
From here you can enjoy views of the sandy beaches and sparkling waters...
Here's more on South Pointe Park and what's available, the facilities, restaurants, pier, etc.
South Pointe Park to 1st - 3rd Street - Paver Walkways
As you leave South Pointe Park, the Paver Walkway starts and follows the shoreline between 1st and 3rd Streets.
As it is the case for all of the Beach Walk, the sensitive dune network runs between the pathways and the beach. Please be sure to stay on the marked walks to minimize impact and avoid harming the dunes which are a protected area. There are beach access points throughout, use them!
And of course don't miss all ouf our colorful Art Deco Lifeguard Towers, sometimes not all of them will be visible from the path, for a closer peek walk towards the beach at any of the beach access points.
On this stretch we find:
- Nikki Beach Miami
- The Hilton Bentley South Beach
- The Marriott Stanton South Beach
3rd - 5th Street - Sandy Stretch
This is one of the "in progress" stretches, planning and permits should be coming to an end and construction is to begin by the end of 2016. For now it is a sandy stretch and ok for pedestrians and bicycles, although not such a smooth ride for cyclists.
This is what it looks like right now:
The sandy stretch is only a couple of blocks and then you run into Lummus Park in the heart of South Beach.
5th - 14th Street - Lummus Park - Paved Paths and Promenades
When you reach 5th Street you have many choices. You can continue along the beach
or go through the many paved paths in the park or along Ocean Drive.
This is South Beach "Grand Central",
and you are at the heart of our trendy art deco architecture.
You will also pass the Miami Beach Patrol Headquarters. Toilet facilities are found on the beach side of the building.
And if you are in need of refreshments just stop by one of the many places along Ocean Drive.
Here's more on Ocean Drive and the beach and facilities at Lummus Park.
14th - 24th Street - Paver Walkways
As you leave Lummus Park, the paver walkway starts again...
You stroll or cycle through the back of many of Miami Beach's high-end condos and hotels...
In this stretch you will find among others:
- The Loew's Hotel
- The Ritz Carlton South Beach
- The Delano South Beach
- Hyde Beach Bar
- Kimpton Surfcomber
- South Seas
- The Raleigh
- Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach
- Shore Club South Beach
- The Setai
- The W
- 1 Hotel South Beach
On the opposite side, the sand dunes and beaches, one of the newest lifeguard towers is at the north end of the stretch at 23rd Street.
Also mid-way thru the stretch you can cut accross to Lincoln Road Pedestrian Mall which is between 16th and 17th Streets and makes for a nice detour offering open air restaurants and cafes and many shops.
24th - 46th Street - The Miami Beach Boardwalk
When you reach 24th Street if you are on foot you can go on the Boardwalk. Please note that this section is for pedestrians only.
This stretch is Classic Miami Beach and home to some of the the city's iconic properties, the Fountainbleau and Eden Roc.
It is a beautiful boardwalk and one of our favorite walks in the city.
The Boardwalk is at the moment in the process of being converted to a regular Paver Walk to accomodate pedestrians and bicyclists.
Some stretches in between are in different stages of completion. Some portions of the paver walk run parallel to the Boardwalk.
Here's more on the Miami Beach Boardwalk and current status.
46th - 64th Street - Under Construction
This segment between 46th Street and 64th Street is under construction and when finished it will accomodate both pedestrians and bicyclists on a 25 feet wide paver walkway. Some segments towards the north end are near completion.
To bypass this section you can go alongside Collins Avenue and then re-join the Paver Walkway that starts on 64th Street.
64th - 79th Street - Paver Walkway
This section has been completed and is a paver walkway that starts at 64th Street in a much quieter part of town.
Along this stretch we find
- The Deauville Beach Resort
- The North Beach Bandshell
It follows up to 79th Street into the North Shore Open Space Park Promenade.
79th - 87th Street - North Shore Open Park - Paved Paths
Here you follow the serpentine paths through the park which runs along the beach from 79th to 87th Streets.
You can stop for a picnic, a volleyball game, or just enjoy the beach. Here you find full facilities, including showers, toilets, changing rooms.
Here's more on the North Shore Open Space Park.
87th - 96th Street to Bal Harbour - Sandy Stretch
The paved promenades from North Shore Park lead you into some sandy paths which you can follow all the way to the very north tip of the island, passing through the towns of Surfside and ritzy Bal Harbour.
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!
Click here for more on the Miami Beach Walk, access, parking, toilet facilities, etc..
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