Surfside Beach is another small autonomous seaside
town stretching from 96th. Street down to 87th. Terrace. Surfside
has about a mile of public beach that will rival any beach
in the world. Surfside's beaches are peaceful, clean, pleasant,
safe, and free of commercial intrusion. This is a much more
family friendly area and her neighbour to the north, and there
are many streets that have access to the beach. The town was
incorporated in 1935 by 35 members of the Surf Club, virtually
the only building located on the beach at that time. There
are very strict zoning laws that keep the character of the
community of mainly single family homes and small apartment
hotels and new luxury condominiums line the ocean and Collins
Avenue, but Harding Avenue, one block inland, retains the
feel of an old-style main street with small shops and bistros
to welcome strollers.The town community centre is on 91st.
Street, but is for residents and their guests only, though
you can use the beach in front of the building. The beach ends at 87th.
Terrace, at the restored 1950's Howard
Johnson Dezerland Hotel.
Here is a map of the area.
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Plenty of on-street metered parking,
but no specific parking lots. Street access at 96th., 95th.,
94th. 92nd. 90th. 89th. 88th. and 87th. Lots of commercial
spaces, but watch for the tow-away signs.
Mid-Beach Connection (115) - Lincoln & Washington via Alton Road or Pine Tree Drive to Surfside. Every 20 mins.
(119) - Miami Downtown via Alton Road, Lincoln Road and
Collins Ave. at 17th. St. to Aventura Mall. Every 12 mins.