South Beach encompasses a treasure trove of famed beaches, including South Pointe Park & Beach and Lummus Park, a ten-block stretch that spans Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th streets, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Here’s more information about area beaches, including those north of Lincoln Road.
Beautiful people, exciting, colorful, iconic. Lummus Park embodies the South Beach you’ve seen in the movies, with buff rollerbladers traversing the Miami Beach Walk and ripped men flexing in a Muscle Beach outdoor fitness area. This urban oasis is home to sand volleyball courts, the Art Deco Welcome Center at 10th Street, and is just across the street from historic Art Deco hotels and outdoor cafes.
Lummus Park is infused with the quintessential Miami vibe: expansive green spaces, palms everywhere, chairs and umbrellas set on the beach and candy-colored lifeguard stations. You’ll see people jogging and biking, kids giggling in the playgrounds, and often, celebrities enjoying the sunshine. The beach is wide, with sand that’s a beautiful golden-brown color. The color of the Atlantic changes with its mood, sometimes indigo and other times sapphire or turquoise. Lummus Park is popular, so anticipate some crowds, particularly as South Beach wakes up. Waves will vary depending on the tides, wind, and offshore systems.
On or near the beach
Sunbathing, swimming and people watching are favorite ways to enjoy South Beach. For more action, rent a bike or skates to roll down the beachfront path; perfect your pushups at Muscle Beach; try a surf lesson with SoBe Surf; or take a walking tour out of the Miami Design Preservation League’s Art Deco Welcome Center.
The Beachwalk, a wide, hard-surface pathway that runs the entire length of the city on the west side of the dunes, boasts over than 20 beach access points with disability parking that connect the path with the ocean side of the dunes. These pathways offer either boardwalks or specially designed mats that allow wheelchair users access to the beach. Here are details about the locations and amenities. The City of Miami Beach offers two manual beach wheelchairs free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Here’s information.
Lummus Park amenities include two outdoor fitness gyms; a pavilion shelter; a playground tot lot, for ages 2-5; a playground, for ages 5-12; three restrooms, at 6, 10 and 14 streets; 18 sand volleyball courts; walking trails and water fountains.
With kiosks all along South Beach, Boucher Brothers rents beach chairs and umbrellas, jet skis, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. They offer banana boat excursions and parasail boat tours.
Yes, perched year round in Art Deco-inspired lifeguard stands. Check out more information about South Beach lifeguards, ocean safety, and this list of lifeguard stands, their addresses, and pictures of each.
Here’s info about parking.