Haulover Beach Park comprises 177 acres on Collins Avenue between Sunny Isles and Bal Harbour between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. It is a long narrow strip which was acquired by the county lot by lot before World War II to assure residents and visitors access to a public beach. Its beach area is over one mile long.
While Haulover Beach is most famous for being a nude beach, its pristine white sand shores and beautifully landscaped sand dunes offer so much more to see.
All of the facilities at Haulover Park are county operated. Ten minutes from the best salt water fishing in Florida, the marina at Haulover Beach ranks with the best on the eastern seaboard. It provides dockage for 106 private boats, several charter boats for deep sea fishing, party boars for drift and reef fishing, sightseeing glass bottom and moonlight cruise craft.
Spacious parking lots on the bay side of the park are connected with the beach by underpasses. The beach area has a life guard station, first aid room, free dressing and shower rooms, beach accessory rentals, check room, refreshment pavilion, picnic tables and barbeque grills.
The park gets its name from Baker’s Haulover, a narrow neck of sand which was located at the south end of the present park. There a dredged cut extending into the sea connects the bay and the ocean. Years ago before the government put in the cut, fishermen had to haul their boats across the sand to reach the ocean.
Haulover Beach Park is located at 10800 Collins Avenue, just north of Bal Harbour, Florida. Phone: 305. 947.3525.
Park entrance fee is $5 per car.