NORTH SHORE PARK
Miami Beach's only quasi-wilderness park, bordered by sea grapes, coconut trees and dunes planted with sea oats, the natural-looking beach runs from 87th to 72nd. Streets, exactly one mile, along Collins Avenue in the North Shore district . East of the avenue is a public wooded park, then dunes and the long, flat beach. There are restrooms, picnic tables, grills, showers, a nature trail, bike path, exercise trail. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and lifeguards are on duty daily. At the southern end there is lonely two-block Ocean Terrace bordering the beach with a trio of two-star small art-deco hotels Ocean Surf, Days Inn North Beach and Ocean Way. We only wish Ocean Terrace could have extended all the way up the beach. It would have made Miami Beach one long Ocean Drive. What an exiting thought, crushed by greedy developers. There were a few private residences engulfed when the park was created, but for the most part, you can enjoy the beach without a high rise background, one of the few places in Miami Beach where there may be some experience of being on a tropical shore.
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Plenty of parking. All the way up Collins Avenue at parking meters, several lots on the west side of the avenue, and a huge lot at 72nd. Street. With all this parking you may imagine the beach gets packed, but this is never the case, a little crowded, but never a crush like the north-east coast or European beaches.
Mid-North Beach Connection(115) Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue to North Miami Beach and Surfside via Collins Ave. Every 40 mins.
S (119) Miami Downtown via Alton Road, Lincoln Road and Collins Ave. at 17th. St. to Aventura Mall. Every 15 mins.
L (112) Lincoln and Washington to North Beach and Hialeah. Every 15 mins.
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