A Complete Guide to Living in Sunny Isles Beach

GSM International Group November 22, 2022
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Sunny Isles Beach is a beautiful place to live, whether you are an active outdoor enthusiast or appreciate days of relaxation and tranquility. The beaches here are world-renowned, and the climate is perfect for all your favorite outdoor activities. The town has everything you need — fine dining, shopping, and parks — and the residents are friendly and welcoming. Whether you are looking for a vacation property or residential Sunny Isles Beach real estate, you’ll be glad you made the investment. Read on to learn what it’s like to live here.

About Sunny Isles Beach

Living in Sunny Isles Beach provides locals with three desirable qualities: breathtaking location, outstanding climate, and laid-back lifestyle.
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Sunny Isles Beach is an island community off Florida’s east coast. The barrier island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway near North Miami Beach. It is approximately 20 miles from downtown Miami and 15 miles from Fort Lauderdale. Further north on the barrier island is Hollywood Beach, and south of Sunny Isles Beach on the barrier island are Bal Harbour, Surfside, Miami Beach, and South Beach. The stunning seaside community is minutes from scenic views and exciting adventures in any direction. Many Sunny Isles Beach homes for sale offer prime locations near walkable shops, beaches, and upscale amenities.


The climate in Sunny Isles Beach is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and retired sunbathers. The community experiences primarily sunny days and temperatures in the mid-80s year-round, and temperatures rarely dip below 60 degrees, even in traditional winter months. This makes it a perfect place to enjoy the beach and outdoors all year round. Sunny Isles Beach also has a healthy amount of rainfall, which helps to keep the vegetation lush and green. The tropical Mediterranean climate is one of the main attractions for this island community.


The lifestyle in Sunny Isles Beach is one of luxury and relaxation. The town is home to many upscale hotels and resorts, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants. The community is made up of people from all around the world, and there is a strong sense of community. The residents are friendly and welcoming, and there is always something to do. Whether you want to spend your days at the beach, explore the town, or enjoy the many restaurants and shops, you will always have excellent options.

Things to do

Choose from beaches, parks, and resorts — you won’t run out of things to do while you’re in Sunny Isles Beach.


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The beaches here are world-renowned and a major attraction for many locals and visitors. The sand is white, and the water is crystal clear. There are plenty of beach amenities, such as umbrellas and chairs, and you have access to a variety of water sports. Beach activities around the island include canoeing and kayaking, surfing, sailing, boating, and more. The popular Sunny Isles is near the Newport Fishing Pier, which is a fabulous place that’s open for walking and fishing. This long pier is a perfect spot to cast a line into the water and enjoy the view, and it’s near several shops and restaurants.


There are many beautiful parks with large open spaces on the island, including the two-acre Samson Oceanfront Park — and it’s right on the Atlantic Ocean. The park is a lush recreation site with open grasses, benches along the ocean, pavilions, beach access, and volleyball courts. Senator Gwen Margolis Park is another space with walking paths, a fenced-in dog park, and nearly three acres of soccer fields, playground equipment, picnic tables, and open lawns.


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Sunny Isles Beach has many luxury hotels and resorts where locals can enjoy the exclusive amenities. The Trump International Beach Resort is an oceanfront venue with luxury overnight accommodations, fine-dining restaurants, and amenities. The Aquanox Spa at the resort is inspired by the sea and offers quality services like massages, facials, and face and body treatments. Locals can experience casual beachside dining at Gili’s Beach Club restaurant or a more luxurious experience at Saka Mori, a Japanese restaurant with specialty ramen and sushi.

Nearby attractions

Part of what makes Sunny Isles Beach real estate so desirable are the incredible attractions surrounding the community. The city is thriving and has many nearby activities to keep locals entertained.

Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park
is divided by the scenic Oleta River and offers many recreational and leisure activities. The state park is more than 1,000 acres and is a natural oasis among the thriving cities.
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Its amenities include:

  • 17 miles of bike and mountain bike trails
  • Primitive campsites and cabins
  • Fishing pier
  • Canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboard launches
  • Snorkeling in the saltwater lagoon
  • Beach access
  • Oleta center with concessions, gear, and park information
  • Butterfly garden
  • Covered picnic pavilions

Tidal Cove Waterpark

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Tidal Cove Waterpark is an aquatic park in Aventura, minutes from Sunny Isles Beach. The park has twisting water slides that drop, spin, and swerve you at top speeds for an exhilarating ride. For less adventurous guests, the park has peaceful amenities like a lazy river, a pool, and an exclusive oasis pool with cabanas.

Haulover Park and Beach

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Haulover Park is a stunning oceanfront space with the county’s largest undeveloped beach area. The park is more than a mile long and is known for its vibrant coastal vegetation, natural habitats, and pristine beaches. The park encompasses the Bill Bird Marina, Haulover Marine Center, a bark park, fishing along the Intracoastal Waterway, and a premier skate park. It is also known as one the best places to fly kites.
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