Miami Beach “Beachwalk” Opens Another Section, Get Ready for 10+ Miles!March 19, 2019
Miami Beach is one step closer to its goal of “a continuous pedestrian path spanning the entire length of The City” after another section of beachwalk opened in South Beach. That news comes in addition to the connecting the baywalk and South Pointe Park with the beachwalk. Confused? Keep on reading (and watch the video at the end)!
For now, the beachwalk spans from South Pointe Park to 46th street, with the city opening a new section from 3rd to 5th street (part of that path is a wooden boardwalk).
Earlier in 2019, the city opened 11 new blocks of beachwalk at 53rd Street. That path now runs from 53rd to 79th Street.
The missing link from 46th Street to 53rd Street is on track to open in May 2019, according to Mayor Dan Gelber. That would mean a continuous path from South Pointe to 79th Street will be in place.
Over the summer, part of that path will be temporarily lost when the wooden boardwalk from 24th to 45th Street is torn down for replacement. It will be rebuilt with a beachwalk path similar to the rest of the city, which also will allow for bike riders. Follow The WiseCat for more news to follow!
The final section will bring the path all the way to the northern border with Surfside, from 79th Street to 87th Street. Construction on that span will begin toward the end of 2019, with completion in early 2021. Get ready for 10 Miles of continuous bike riding and jogging along the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami Beaches
In addition to all this, The City of Miami Beach is getting ready to begin construction of a new 3 acre Park coming to Miami Beach on Alton Road starting at 5th Street to 8th Street (between Alton Road and West Street). The South Beach bayfront condos along Alton Road, West Street, and Bay Road will be connected to the baywalk that runs through South Pointe Park by a pedestrian bridge over the MacArthur Causeway. Check out the video!