Beachwalk Now Runs Nearly Entire Length Of Miami Beach After City Opens Major Stretch Of It Today

Update: Contractors have removed the fences on the beachwalk from 29th Street to 32nd Street today. The fences from 36th Street to 45th Street are anticipated to be cleared in the coming days, according to the city.

It’s finally complete: a brand new stretch of beachwalk is opening to the public today in Miami Beach, replacing the former wooden boardwalk.

According to the city of Miami Beach, the new stretch of beachwalk that will begin opening today runs from 29th Street to 45th Street.

With the newly completed stretch, the beachwalk will be fully connected from South Pointe Park at the southern end of the city to 79th Street at the northern end.

Residents will be able to walk, run, or bike on the new path (biking wasn’t permitted on the former boardwalk).

The city is also now one step closer to having a 7-mile path pedestrian run the entire length of the city along the ocean.

Only a small portion at the northern end of the city from  79th Street to 87th Terrace remains to be completed.

City commissioners voted earlier this year to move forward with construction of that final piece, and completion is scheduled for Spring 2022.

 

 

(photo: City of Miami Beach)

 

The old boardwalk that was demolished and replaced:

(photo: phillip pessar)

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Great local feature. Would be nice to have something like this on the mainland as well.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bay walk

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’ll be the day at the rate that’s going.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great news!

Azarius
1 month ago

Now we need the same for the bay walk. If it is privately-owned build out into the bay a little. I’m sure we can create something the ppl will love and actually use.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We need this on the west side now 🙂

Anonymous
1 month ago

fantastic

Anonymous
1 month ago

Love it! It’s about time they finally finished it.. Sunny Isles should do the same, the sidewalks next to A1A are too narrow and crowded.. They got the money to do It…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wooden broadwalk was 100% better for the runners.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That boardwalk actually had alcoholic trolls who lived under it,not good for the city’s image..

Anonymous
1 month ago

naw walking better

Mel
1 month ago

I hope the city provides some seating and sun and rain shelters every couple of blocks the way the boardwalk did. Miami seniors need a place to sit that has some back support.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m about to move downtown Miami from NY. Is there a boardwalk from downtown to Brickell and to the other side, Edgewater, midtown and uptown?

Anonymous
1 month ago

No.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No just random patches for like three or two blocks. Everything else is a regular sidewalk

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s a mixed bag. There are several disconnected bay walks in Downtown and Brickell. Certainly nothing connecting to Edgewater.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not yet. Hopefully one day…

Anonymous
1 month ago

don’t bring your voting habits down here

Anonymous
1 month ago

… but please bring your Donald Trump mentality with you…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wonderful!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great news. Property values along this path will soar!

Anonymous
1 month ago

while miami is incapable of completing the baywalk, the river walk or the underline

Anonymous
1 month ago

Needs bigger shade trees

Anonymous
1 month ago

Glad to see this is finally complete. However, the new design is so much more Spartan and boring than the previous elevated boardwalk. Also, the loss of so much of the tree canopy makes it feel like a highway instead of the truly unique walkway it used to be.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You people are never happy are you

Diana
1 month ago

Lmfaooooo

Anonymous
1 month ago

It was dangerous to roller blade and bike on the wooden boardwalk because of the slats. The wheels and tires on some bikes would get caught in the spaces .

Anonymous
1 month ago

The boardwalk was much narrower and inadequate. Also a breeding ground for unhealthy stray cats. The new beachwalk is 1000% better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Will it reverse the de-gentrification?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Amazing!

GoBoy
1 month ago

The city should have completed the entire walkway, many years ago. But it is somethhng mainly for the benefit of residents. So it never got done!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lovely news!

MirandaSobe
1 month ago

Awesome

miamikid
1 month ago

GREAT! Now I can avoid Biscayne Blvd and Collins and just drive my car up the real Ocean Avenue.

William Llanes
30 days ago

Truly a fine achievement and worth to pedestrians with the waiting,wished a part of the Boardwalk had been kept it was friendlier in terms of the Covered Shelters to sit and meet with neighbors and sudden rain showers. Now is legal to bike although most riders speed by walkers and wheelchairs thus making it dangerous and inconsiderate to strolling baby carriers and also the elderly like myself . Thank You

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good work, now fix the homeless

Anonymous
1 month ago

But.. republicans call them, “BUMS?”

Playedthegame
1 month ago

BUM

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t care how much money your parents have in their trust fund, you’re a bum.

Your friendly neighborhood appraiser
1 month ago

Great now there’s a full walkway we can swim through in the future.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Best beachwalk in usa. I love it to ride my bike. We need also in mainland one.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Best beachwalk in usa. I love it to ride my bike. We need also in mainland one”

Wtf?…

Anonymous
1 month ago

I can just hear people on their bikes right now, “GET OUT OF MY WAY!!!”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Other than this new stretch people have been biking up and down this path for years without any issues.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are you on every inch of the beachwalk 24/7?

Anonymous
1 month ago

They should air condition the walk way, it’s too hot with no canopy!

Playedthegame
1 month ago

lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s just a CAT 4, 5 hurricane
away from been watched away.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“from been watched away?”

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL..miserable much?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Do you start off with “It’s just a CAT 4, 5 hurricane
away from…” almost every time you post?

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is a concrete or asphalt Beachwalk. By your logic all of the streets and sidewalks in Miami is just a CAT 4, 5 hurricane away from been washed away.