Quiet, clean, and uncrowded, Indian Beach Park is one of the nicer beaches in the Mid-Beach area in Miami. With its convenient location and a small number of visitors, Indian Beach Park is a great family-friendly place for a day trip where you can soak up the sun and take a dip without loud music, alcohol, and noisy companies of young adults.
However, don’t expect to find a lot of greenery and shade trees – it isn’t really a park but rather a large parking lot with amenities and a beach path surrounded by some shrubs and flowerbeds.
Location and Access
Indian Beach Park is located at 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida. Ocean Drive is close. The beach can be reached either by car or by boat. There is a spacious parking lot near the beach. However, parking on weekends can be challenging and prepare for high parking fees (about $15-20 for the entire day). It is very difficult to find free parking in the area.
There are public restrooms and outdoor showers near the parking lot. Indian Beach Park also has a water fountain, children’s playground, and a couple of benches but not many.
If you feel hungry, there is a small concession stand where you can buy some snacks, beverages, and sunscreen. However, it is better to bring some snacks and drinks with you because there isn’t much to find on-site or nearby.
The beach is relatively clean. You can rent lounge chairs and umbrellas but prepare for a considerable fee (cash only). The water is usually calm, clear, and shallow so you can walk out very far. There are lifeguards on duty, which makes swimming even safer.
Depending on the season, the beach can get full of seaweed, both in the water and on the sand – but this is true for all of Miami Beach.
There is a nice walkway for strolling and biking in front of the ocean and evening walks along the shore can give you some spectacular impressions. Sunsets are so colorful that you will not want to look away! Photos cannot convey this beauty so just go to the beach in the evening and see this unforgettable burst of colors with your very eyes.
- 1 hour 15 minutes from West Palm Beach, FL
- 1 hour 50 minutes from Port St. Lucie, FL
- 2 hours 30 minutes from Fort Myers, FL
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Indian Beach Park which you can visit: