A part of North Beach, Ocean Terrace Public Beach is a convenient and easily accessible swimming spot with facilities and lifeguards in close vicinity to all kinds of shops and restaurants. The beach is good for sunbathing, swimming, strolling, watching sunsets and sunrises. Additionally, it’s a very popular spot for kite surfing.
Most of the time, Ocean Terrace Public Beach is a family-friendly place without parties or noisy companies. Very quiet during the week.
Location and Access
Ocean Terrace Public Beach is a part of the North Beach area. Its precise location is 7601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, which is just about 5 miles from the city center.
You can reach the beach by bus (lines 119, 120), taxi, or private car. Parking is close. It is usually easy to find a parking space since the beach rarely gets overcrowded. The entrance is free.
Amenities and Eateries
There are public restrooms and outdoor showers on-site. If you get hungry, there is a variety of restaurants within walking distance, which seem to be more reasonably priced than in the other districts of the city.
Sand and Water
The beach is narrow so you don’t have to walk a long way to the water. The sand is soft and clean, so good for walking barefoot. The water is bright turquoise and very clear. Like all the other Miami beaches, this one sometimes gets heavily covered in seaweed, which is probably its only downside.
There are lifeguard towers on the beach so you can occupy a spot nearby and swim safely under the surveillance of professional lifeguards. Their working hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ocean Terrace Public Beach seems to be a popular place with watersport enthusiasts, particularly kite surfers – you can often spot quite a number of them on the water. If you’re also into the sport, check the weather forecast, bring your equipment, and join in!
There is a small boardwalk for strolling and biking. Many dog owners bring their pets here. Since the beach is usually uncrowded, it’s also a great spot to workout, especially in the morning.
- 1 hour 25 minutes from West Palm Beach, FL
- 1 hour 55 minutes from Port St. Lucie, FL
- 2 hours 35 minutes from Fort Myers, FL
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Ocean Terrace Public Beach which you can visit: