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Florida Beaches Guide – Haulover Beach

Beach 411 ~ Haulover Beach

Miami Beach area, Atlantic-side South

  • Beach type: Public access – both clothing optional and clothed sections with lifeguards
  • Beach geography: 1.4 mile stretch of white sand and blue water
  • Ease of access: very easy access and lots of parking
  • Extra costs: parking is $5 per vehicle (weekdays), $7 weekends
  • Beach amenities: washrooms, food carts, BBQ picnic areas, rentals of chairs and umbrellas
  • Special note: the north 1/3 is the clothing optional beach – one of the most popular and recognized in the United States
  • Geo-locator: Where is Haulover Beach?

Haulover Beach (courtesy visitflorida.com)A beach to bare it and tan it!

Haulover Beach is the popular sandy-beach playground within Haulover Park (about 100 acres of parkland) just a short drive from the Miami Fort Lauderdale area. It’s main attraction is the clothing optional (legal designation) section at the north 1/3 of the 1.4 mile stretch of sand. During the hot spring and summer months, this is a very busy playground. Haulover Beach is an official nude beachWhile maintaining it’s family friendly tone along the entire span of beach, Haulover Beach offers one of the few areas in the country where it is completely legal to bare it and tan it!

Even the reviews on Tripadvisor for Haulover Beach reveal the iconic importance of one of America’s few official nude beaches and one of the best nude beaches in the world!        

Haulover Beach attractions, events & nightlife

Trying to escape the city and introduce a measure of sun-seeking with sand between your toes, Haulover Beach offers all the core amenities you’d want. More than just the exhibitionistic nude beach, Haulover Beach is set within Haulover Park and offers all the core services you need.  With easy access to washrooms, concessions, lifeguards and over a mile of sand to play on - from sunrise to sunset Haulover Beach can become a very busy sun spot.

While playing at Haulover:

  • rent a bike and exploreRent a bike at ElectriBike Miami and tour the park and area.
  • Relax and fish along Bakers Haulover Cut (fishing licence required)
  • Bring your kite (or buy one at Skyward Kites) as Haulover Beach is a great kite-flying beach.

While staying in the Miami / Fort Lauderdale area and wanting to stay waterside:

  • Explore the shops and restaurants of the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk (20 minutes north)
  • explore Miami's Bayside MarketplaceAlong the Miami Waterfront, check out the Bayside Marketplace for waterside dining, shops and weekend concerts.
  • Staying in downtown Miami? There’s a host of spa’s, restaurants and hotels along the Miami Riverwalk to cater to all.

Beach Hotel recommendations

The Miami Beach strip offers an unending array of hotels and resorts from the small motels to the uber-luxury St. Regis, Ritz-Carleton and Acqualina Resort and Spa. Here’s a few mid-priced options in the Haulover Beach area that remain steps from the larger beach of the Miami Beach strip:

For more hotel recommendations throughout the Miami Beach beach strip, we recommend visiting Miami Beach hotels on Booking.com.

For more information or help planning your next Miami/Ft. Lauderdale getaway, visit:

The Weather in the Miami Beach area

They don’t call Florida the Sunshine State for no reason! With great sunshine year-round, Florida’s temps vary modestly depending on season. Miami / Fort Lauderdale weatherSummer brings temperatures between 81°F – 91°F, while winter temperatures drop between 61°F – 75°F with the rare, occasional frost thrown in when the jet stream pushes really low. As the summer heats up, so too does the chance of rain, high humidity and the risk of tropical storms. Understanding Florida is a warm climate overall, if you are from the upper states or Canada, even those winter temperatures are shorts and sandals season while the locals are bundled against the cold. Remember, you’re heading to the beach!

Planning your next Florida beach getaway, visit our other Florida Beaches Guides:

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