Sunny Isles Beach &Biscayne Bay Islands
Sunny Isles Beach
The scene is changing in this lively resort area. The atmosphere is still casual but the funky 50’s motels and small beachfront hotels are giving way to luxury apartment towers and hotels. Little has changed on the Newport Fishing Pier, where you can drop a line and fish from shore. For real deep-sea fishing, head to the charter boats docked on the Intracoastal Waterway at Haulover Beach Park. Ocean breezes cool the nine-hole Par 3 golf course and tennis courts, and make the park a mecca for kite flying. Across the way, a one-mile stretch of pristine white sand and open ocean surf invites sunbathing and swimming. Shaded picnic facilities and landscaped sand dunes complete the scene.
Biscayne Bay Islands
Island living has its charms, and nowhere better than in Bay Harbor Islands and North Bay Village.
Lapped by the calm waters of Biscayne Bay, these quiet communities offer a small-town atmosphere away from the mainland bustle across the causeways.
Bay Harbor’s main street is defined by fashionable shops, art galleries and restaurants while North Bay Village offers the delights of waterfront dining with a variety of cuisines.
In contrast, Dodge Island is busy with the activity of the Port of Miami, the largest cruise-ship port in the world - luxury cruise ships in dock are awesome when viewed from the MacArthur Causeway. Just beyond the port and accessible only by ferry, boat or plane lie the upscale residences, resort and spa on Fisher Island.