The 5 nicest water views

1) Nautilus Cabana Club

A lovely beachside hotel, Nautilus offers this stunner of a beach club that includes permanent cabanas, a wooden deck and absolutely lush, tropical landscaping that leads to the long, wide Atlantic stretching out like a blanket. Still, the best water view may be of the unique, long-step, saltwater pool on the premises.

Nautilus Cabana Club

1825 Collins Avenue, South Beach

+1 786 483 2650

http://nautiluscabanaclub.com

2) Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle

The waves of Biscayne Bay literally lap at your feet while you dine on fresh fish, down a Champagne cocktail, or chill on a chaise lounge under an umbrella at this chic establishment. So there’s just no arguing: This beach club is tops when it comes to peering at the peerless sea that surrounds Miami

Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle

4 Grove Isle Drive, Grove Isle

+1 305 858 8300

http://palmeirasbeachclub.com

3) Bayside Marketplace

Bayside is a busy place for commerce and entertainment. But its name clues you into its location: It’s built next to Biscayne Bay. You can walk the paths and watch the animated party boats take off from the marina, or sit on the benches, cast your eyes further toward the horizon and meditate.

the Bayside marketplace in Miami

401 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown

http://baysidemarketplace.com

4) The Kampong

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Kampong is an incredible collection of historic fruit cultivars and flowering trees, many of them from Southeast Asia. The tropical oasis leads down to sparkling panoramas of Biscayne Bay.

the Kampong park

4013 S Douglas Road, Coconut Grove

+1 305 442 7169

http://ntbg.org/gardens/kampong

5) Julia Tuttle Causeway/Interstate 195

Miami is famous for being flat as paper, but the Julia Tuttle rises above – literally. As one of the causeways connecting the mainland to the beaches, it can almost be called a hill. At the crest, drivers can see the Atlantic, dotted with mangrove islands and water craft, extending on both sides.

Julia Tuttle Causeway over the water

4,4 miles connecting I-95 to Miami Beach, Edgewater to Miami Beach

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