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Beaches better in Sunny Isles/North Beach or South Beach?

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Beaches better in Sunny Isles/North Beach or South Beach?

WE are trying to decide between a few privately-owned condos in a few hotels and can't make up our mind! The Ramada Plaza Marco Polo is in Sunny Isles, and then in South Beach the casablanca condos, castle beach club, and oceanwalk condos. We're not looking for luxury, just clean rooms and a beautiful beach with lots to see and do. Is north beach or south beach area better for beached and things to see and do?

TIA

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1. Re: Beaches better in Sunny Isles/North Beach or South Beach?

The north beaches are clean and quieter than South Beach. It all depends on what you are looking for. If it's a relaxing vacation sunbathing stay at the northern part. If you want to be near alot of action choose South. We stayed at the Newport Resort and it was great. It has a clean well lit beach. People were out at all hours.

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2. Re: Beaches better in Sunny Isles/North Beach or South Beach?

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that the North beaches are cleaner. I know both are clean.

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3. Re: Beaches better in Sunny Isles/North Beach or South Beach?

South Beach is definately the place to stay!

Casablanca and Castle beach club (not sure about Oceanwalk) are NOT in South Beach.

The beaches in what is known in South beach (1 st -23 st) are much wider and nicer than the beaches up north such as North Beach and Sunny Isles. In addition, there is much more to do in the way of dining, shopping and entertainment in South Beach.

I suggest you look for a condo direcly on the beach and either on Collins or Ocean Drive.

Research your selection well and get everything in writing prior to booking, quality varies...

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5. Re: Beaches better in Sunny Isles/North Beach or South Beach?

I walked through South Beach and found it noisy with lots of young people doing their crazy youthful antics, which is ok if you like that sort of thing. I loved Sunny Isle because of the quiet beach. We could stretch out on a lounge chair and not be bothered by the people next to us. (there was plenty of room). We were served drinks and food right on the beach,just charged it to the room.The room was clean and we had a balcony overlooking the ocean(a must have). It was the most relaxing 7 days I have had. Merry

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6. Re: Beaches better in Sunny Isles/North Beach or South Beach?

Sunny Isles is top notch clean and peaceful. We stayed at Le Meridien which was fabulous. South beach is an easy bus or taxi ride away. We found the overwhelming smell of urine from all the alleys overwhelming so we were very glad to get back to sunny isles.

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