Miami Beach

Miami Beach aerial view

Miami is a straight stretch of beach adjoining a rocky headland. It’s a great spot to ride your beach cruiser or take a stroll along the oceanway.


Miami Beach has 2 patrolled lifeguard towers:

  • Tower 21 – Hythe Street / Marine Parade, near Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club
    Patrolled by lifeguards between 8am and 5pm, every day all year round
  • Tower 22 – Santa Monica Road / Marine Parade
    Patrolled by lifeguards between 8am and 5pm, on weekends between November and April and during school holidays

Make sure you swim in the patrolled area between the red and yellow flags.


Miami Beach is an open beach break. Wave quality is variable depending on prevailing swell direction, wind, tide and sand bar formation so check conditions before paddling out. Surfers should always assess conditions. If in doubt, don't paddle out. For more information, visit our Surfing page


To view the facilities available at this beach including accessibility features, use our interactive map.

Getting there

Public transport Translink buses run along the Gold Coast Highway past Miami Beach. Plan your trip using Translink's journey planner.
Active travel Walk, run or bike ride to the beach. Plan your trip using our walking and cycling maps.
Parking There is limited parking at the surf club. On-street parking is available in surrounding streets. Take note of parking signs and/or line markings before heading to the beach.

About Miami Beach

Miami Beach is sandwiched between a rocky headland to the south and Nobby Beach to the north. Today you might hear the headland referred to as Little Burleigh Head or Miami Hill. You can join walkers or runners scaling the 'Miami stairs' up the headland, catch your breath at the top and take in the view, before continuing south to North Burleigh.

The Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1946 and was once known as the Ipswich Railway Surf Life Saving Club. Miami is a cool place to visit with its pristine beach, burgeoning café culture and Miami Marketta, a night street food market. Miami Beach is also home to a range of accommodation and features a host of beach shacks that pay homage to the Gold Coast of the past.

There is a narrow park along the beachfront containing toilets, barbecues, tables, shade structures, playgrounds and beach showers. The oceanway runs parallel to the sand, with bike parking located at the Miami Surf Life Saving Club.