At the very southernmost point of Miami, you’ll find South Pointe Park Pier. This magnificent fishing pier pulls the eye deep 450 feet into the surf of the Atlantic. It offers visitors a chance to discover the sprawling ocean vistas and some once in a lifetime views of the modern downtown Miami skyline.
But this park is more than just the iconic wood planks that lead you deep into the water. Behind the fishing pier, you’ll be greeted with around 17 acres of dense greenery, multiple walking paths, and some fantastic amenities for everyone in your group to enjoy.
Fishing, swimming, biking, walking, sunbathing, a picnic at the park, sightseeing, and even a stroll through the grassy knolls with the ocean breeze in your face.
The area is undoubtedly most well known for the iconic pier that offers areas to fish and view areas like Bay Biscayne, Fisher Island, and Port Miami. The pier is open from sunrise to sunset and is free to explore.
The pier located at the park offers a lot for anglers looking to get lucky in the surf with bait cutting stations, fish weighing areas, and plenty of spots to recycle your fishing line.
The park itself is brimming with activity and contains a lot of the flavor of South Miami with art installations and even light sculptures that brighten up after dusk.
This area is also great for families and offers the little ones in the group areas to play in the park with playgrounds and even water features to splash around in.
While the park and pier don’t offer places to post up on the sand, the beachside of South Pointe Park greets visitors with a calm and tranquil atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing afternoon near the surf.
Restrooms, outdoor showers, outdoor play areas, restaurants/cafes, bike rentals, a walking promenade that follows the channel, and an extensive amount of recreational areas in the park itself.
Because you are going to be fighting to find a spot in downtown, be wary that parking may be a hassle to deal with.
South Pointe Park offers locals and visitors one of the only off-leash dog parks in the area. The area is not like other enclosed bark parks you may be used to but rather offers an off-leash area on the park’s grounds itself. The dog park is located on the west side of the park.
If you want to soak in the views and peer at some amazingly luxurious and expensive yachts, then you might want to wander towards the Miami Beach Marina.
Just a few blocks north into the heart of downtown, you’ll find the Jewish Museum of Florida. This incredible collection of exhibits hosts events throughout the year and can add some cultural, historical background to your trip to the beach.
The pier and park underwent extensive renovations in 2014 to the sum of almost 4.8 million dollars.
If you want to explore even more of Miami’s excellent beaches, then you can take the Miami Beach Walk all the way up to the famous South Beach and even further.
Address: 1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL