Fun At Haulover

Bill Bird Marina

From the site:

“Nestled in Haulover Beach Park between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercostal Waterway, this marina is minutes away from spectacular fishing. It is home to the largest charter/drift fishing fleet in South Florida.

The newly renovated Bill Bird Marina featuring a full-service marina, with gated entry to 152 wet slips, accommodating vessels from 35′ to 120′. Each slip provides access to electricity and water. The dock master building offers marina patrons a laundry room with coin-operated washers and dryers, vending machines, ice and restrooms with showers. 

In addition the marina features a dive boat, fuel dock, pump-out station, bait and tackle stores, boat launching ramps, dry storage, boat and jet-ski rentals, boat repairs and a restaurant.”

Haulover Beach

Although one can’t see this offering from the Baker’s inlet jetty, Haulover Beach is known as one of the premier clothing optional beaches in South Florida. It is family friendly, so beachgoers of all ages may attend. 

Aside from the naturalist area, there is a vast stretch of traditionally clothed beach on either side of the inlet. A parade of multi-colored umbrellas and towels greets the eye at the edge of teal-bordering-on-sapphire water and endless sand. Some refer to Haulover Beach as a little piece of paradise.

Haulover Beach Bark Park

From the site:

“Haulover Beach Park features a bark park with an enclosure for small dogs (less than 35 lbs) and large dogs (more than 35 lbs) located near the south picnic area. Entrance to the bark park is through parking lot #3 located on the west side of Collins Avenue if traveling southbound or through parking lot #4 located on the east side of Collins Avenue if traveling northbound. The bark park features shade trees, picnic tables and drinking fountains for both dogs and their companions, as well as doggie waste bag dispensers and waste containers. The bark park is open from 8 AM to sunset, seven days a week. Parking fees are $2 per vehicle. Dogs are also welcome on the beach, near lifeguard tower #3, seven days a week from 8 AM to 3 PM. This portion of the beach is directly across from the bark park and also accessible through parking lot #3 and #4. “


Haulover Skatepark

The city of Sunny Isles Beach worked with Miami-Dade County to establish a countywide skatepark. Goals of the new park included expanded hours, lower cost and access to all county residents. The park is free for all to use, excluding the parking fee if patrons arrive via vehicle. Skateboarding, biking and pedestrian access are free.



From the site: 

(Please note: this excerpt is from 2019–due to Covid, this year’s festival may be subject to cancellation and is currently postponed)

“The sky over Miami Beach will display a marvelous array of colors and figures. There will be hundreds of kites in the air during the kite festival coming to Haulover Park. Expect to see the 100-foot flying squid, the 30-foot flying scuba man, several 300 sq. foot parafoils, the monster cuttlefish, the monster rainbow stingray and many more; hosted by Miami-Dade Parks and Skyward Kites.

Bring the whole family and fly along with the experts from around the country. We recommend you wear shoes, bring a blanket to sit on, chairs, balls, frisbees and anything else you need to camp out for the day. In addition, there will be bounce houses, face painters, a clown, a balloon twister, the best festival DJ music and arts and crafts. Bring your own kite or purchase one from our large selection. If you just want to watch, bring a blanket and enjoy the sight of hundreds of kites in the air and some great music. Food and refreshments from South Florida’s favorite food trucks will be available for purchase or bring a picnic basket; sorry, no grills allowed. Admission is free. Parking is $7 per car.”

Haulover Food Truck Tuesdays

(Please note: as of March 2020 Food Truck Tuesday has been postponed until further notice.) 

Join the community at Haulover Park as some of South Florida’s best food trucks gather amidst great music, bounce houses, face painting, DJs, contests and more. Hours are every Tuesday, from 5-10 PM.