If you travel with a pet aboard, you will find that virtually all the sidewalk restaurants here are extremely pet friendly. The resort potential of Miami Beach’s beautiful 9-mile oceanfront was recognized early on. After filling wetlands and taming the barrier island’s mangroves, Miami Beach’s first hotel was built in 1915, the same year the city was incorporated.
Essentially a creation of the tourism industry, Miami Beach and its islands are mostly man-made and were literally “made for tourists.” Today its hip, vibrant image thrives in the Art Deco District with numerous hotels and acclaimed restaurants, as well as the trendy South Beach area. So many people in the entertainment industry have moved here that it has been dubbed “Hollywood East” including the exclusive neighborhood of Indian Creek Village (on Indian Creek Island), home to Miami Beach’s rich and famous.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!