Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions regarding the Miami Beach Boardwalk or the surrounding area, this is a good place to start when looking for answers. If you have a question that is not answered on this page, please feel free to ask your questions via our contact form.
Can I do a photo shoot on the boardwalk?
Can I host a private (or public) event on the boardwalk?
Can I ride my bike on the boardwalk?
Can I walk my dog on the boardwalk?
How much does it cost to visit the boardwalk?
What are the hours of operation of the Miami Beach Boardwalk?
Where can I inquire about a lost item?
Where can I park when visiting the boardwalk?
Where can I rent or borrow a wheelchair?
Vending and for-profit sales activites:
For-profit vending is not permitted on the Miami Beach Boardwalk. There are specific "street performers" and "artists" zones that require a permit. Also, certain "non-profit entities" can set up tables as long as they have the proper permit.
The City of Miami Beach offers fifty-eight (58) locations for artist vendors and sixteen (16) locations for street performers which are awarded by lottery for three (3) month periods.
You can find more information regarding permits and the lottery system at the City of Miami Beach Government Website
Film and Photography Permits:
Film and Print permits are required for individuals or businesses wishing to conduct commercial film, television, video, photography and all other media use projects taking place on public property, at residential locations, when city services are required or when productions may have an impact on traffic/residents/city services.
Check the official 'Film & Print' section of the City of Miami Beach Website for more information.
Public and Private Events - The City of Miami Beach hosts a wide variety of special events (both public and private) that enrich the community for both visitors and residents. If you are interested in having an event on Miami Beach, please refer to the "Special Events Requirements and Guidelines" located here: Special Events Guidelines
Here is a link to access all of the Miami Beach special events forms: Special Event Forms
Walking your dog on the boardwalk
Technically, pets are prohibited in public parks and beaches except for designated dog parks. See Miami Beach City Ordinance Section 10-10. However, at any given time you can find people willing to risk the small fine by walking their dogs on the boardwalk (south of 21st street) with leashes.
Generally speaking, if you are not being a nuisance or making an ass of yourself, Miami Beach is a pretty laid back place and you can pretty much be yourself. Just respect other people's right to enjoy the boardwalk and always clean up after your pooch and you won't have any problems taking your dog for a walk.
Dogs ARE NOT allowed on the sand on Miami Beach.
Lost and Found:
Lost and Found on the beach is located at the Ocean Rescue Headquarters located at 1001 Ocean Drive. 305-673-7714
Miami Beach Public Parking
- 7th Street and Collins Avenue Garage (210 7th Street)
- 13th Street and Collins Avenue Garage (1301 Collins Avenue)
- 16th Street and Collins - Indian Beach Park an (4601 Collins Ave)
Cost for parking: For parking rates on Miami Beach, please click here
Vehicles displaying a handicap parking placard, a Disabled American Veteran license plate, a Wheelchair User Symbol license plate or a similar item from another state or country, receive free parking at all parks and at all metered street parking spots.
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