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10 Things to Do 10 Minutes from Surfside

By: Surfside Feb 15, 2017

Surfside’s Superb Location 

Surfside is a beautiful oceanfront community located along a stretch of the Atlantic coast in South Florida. Incorporated in 1935, the town encompasses an area situated just south of the Village of Bal Harbour and north of the city of Miami Beach. Its superb location has earned it a reputation as a destination that offers a wide range of activities and in easy range of all of the area’s attractions. 

Here, we explore ten attractions just minutes away from Surfside. 

Just Minutes Away

Bal Harbour Shops

The world-renowned Bal Harbour Shops is widely known for its exquisite collection of designer boutiques and its lush tropical setting. Set on the north border of Surfside, Bal Harbour Shops is walking distance from Surfside’s downtown district, putting a world of luxury at the fingertips of Surfside’s residents and guests. 

Exhale Spa at the Ritz Carlton

Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, feel relaxed and renewed at the stunning waterfront Exhale spa at the Ritz Carlton. It features 10 private therapy rooms, men’s and women’s sauna and steam rooms and a suite of meditative spaces. To engage all the senses, the menu of spa treatments includes an array of massage, facial, nails, and wax services. And for an active experience, the award-winning fitness boutique offers barre, yoga, and cardio classes.

North Beach Bandshell

The North Beach Bandshell is an outdoor auditorium on Collins Avenue in North Beach that hosts events and musical acts from all over the world. There are weekly salsa nights, jazz performances, and multi-day festivals. 

Faena District

The Faena district is a 10-minute drive south of Surfside and the centerpiece of Mid-Beach’s emerging status as a hot destination. Developed by Argentine Alan Faena, it is comprised of a luxury hotel, deluxe spa, the Faena Arts Forum, a bazaar and much, much more.


Oleta Park

Florida's largest urban park, Oleta River State Park spans 1,043 acres of land on Biscayne Bay in the busy Miami metropolitan area. It offers a variety of recreational activities including kayaking and paddle boarding among the beautiful mangroves of the Oleta River. The park is also known for its miles of bicycling trails. 


Indian Creek Country Club

The Indian Creek Country Club is Miami-Dade County's most exclusive private club located on it’s own island. Just across the Indian Creek waterway from Surfside, the club is one of America’s most unique spots for golf and offers the ultimate in privacy.


Normandy Shores Golf Club

A verdant green course, Normandy Shores Golf Club is a public course featuring a par 71, 18 hole course with driving range, chipping and putting green. It’s located on Normandy Isles just south of Surfside. 

Museum of Contemporary Art

In the heart of North Miami, The Museum of Contemporary Art is a collecting museum with a focus on contemporary art and emerging artists. MoCA, as it’s known, offers visitors both temporary and permanent exhibitions of its collection. Just a short distance from Surfside, it provides a great cultural opportunity for visitors.


O Cinema

Miami's popular independent cinema has two locations within a short drive of Surfside – in North Miami Beach and North Beach – perfect for a night at the movies. The theater plays a number of the best foreign, art, classic and family films in the independent genre and often has special events including family day and live screenings of the opera. 


Newport Fishing Pier

This beautiful landmark fishing pier stretches 776 feet into the Atlantic Ocean and is located on Sunny Isles Beach. A perfect place for a stroll, it is home to the Beach Bar, which serves fresh seafood, and a lifeguard observation area.