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South Pointe Pier and Park, South Beach

Miami, FL
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South Pointe Pier and Park, South Beach, Miami FL

Description

It's fantastic to ride a bike down the Ocean Drive boardwalk or stroll down the beach to South Pointe Pier and Park! Here, the open spaces provide some relief from the chaos on Washington Ave and Ocean Drive. A fake hill provides a bird's eye view of the area. Little paths wind around the hill. The pier is built in a modern style and is a joy to explore. It juts parallel to a granite stone jetty. You can look down between the pier and the jetty and watch jellyfish swoosh by. Square concrete benches provide a place to sit and watch the waves roll in to South Beach. Watch the couples stroll along the shore and the colored lifeguard stands speckled down the beach. The breeze makes it feel like you're not hot and sweaty in Miami!
After the pier, stroll along the promenade that hugs the inlet. There are palm trees galore for shade. Tall modern lamps line the walkway.
Kids enjoy the space-age playground, grass hill with stairs down the side, and splash pad. The playground is shaded with sail canopies and has bridges, swings, slides, tons of rope climbies, and baby swings, all with a view of the water.

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Where the wide bike path reaches South Pointe Park.
Where the wide bike path reaches South Pointe Park.
Strolling along the promenade.
Strolling along the promenade.
A couple walks their dog, as seen from the top of the hill.
A couple walks their dog, as seen from the top of the hill.
Looking toward the pier from the top of the hill.
Looking toward the pier from the top of the hill.
The splash pad, space-age playground, and stairs that come down the hill.
The splash pad, space-age playground, and stairs that come down the hill.
The playground has some fun climbing.
The playground has some fun climbing.
The promenade is lined with cabbage palm trees.
The promenade is lined with cabbage palm trees.
Wildflowers and rocks beside the promenade.
Wildflowers and rocks beside the promenade.
I love this coral rock used for paths- you can see the brain coral formations!
I love this coral rock used for paths- you can see the brain coral formations!
Looking toward the beach from the start of the pier.
Looking toward the beach from the start of the pier.
Jellyfish hang out between the jetty and the pier.
Jellyfish hang out between the jetty and the pier.
Tourists enjoy a rainy summer day at the pier.
Tourists enjoy a rainy summer day at the pier.
These highrises would be a nice place to live!
These highrises would be a nice place to live!
View of South Beach from the pier.
View of South Beach from the pier.
Modern highrises at South Pointe.
Modern highrises at South Pointe.
Winding paths lead up the hill.
Winding paths lead up the hill.
Green parrots hang out under the cabbage palm trees on the hill!
Green parrots hang out under the cabbage palm trees on the hill!
 

Directions

South Pointe Park is located at 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach FL 33139.
There is public parking at Washington Ave and Commerce St, South Pointe Dr and Ocean Dr, 1st Street and Washington Ave, and 4th Street and Alton Rd (this road is all the way west- the walk will be about 5 blocks).

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Last Updated Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:15:02 GMT