I took the following photographs a few weeks ago while at South Pointe Park. Below, you can see that the park wraps around the southern-most tip of the island. On the far eastern tip, and all along the eastern side, is “the beach.” The Atlantic Ocean stretches all the way up the side (obviously), and this is where I took these photographs. On the far western corner of the tip, you face directly across the Port of Miami to see the downtown Miami skyline (Brickell).
The eastern side of the park is mainly paved walking paths, grassy knolls, and a rocky shoreline – the opposite from the sandy Atlantic shore on the other side of the island. The entire strip measures about a half a mile from one end to the other, and is perfectly straight (except for at the very tail end). See?
(This is facing towards the Atlantic.)
South Pointe really is a great place to walk, and where a lot of the Miami Beach runners start their runs. Because the cruise ships and tankers all pass through the Port of Miami, you can watch them go by as you walk along the pathway. In this picture, you can see that people sit on the rocks to watch the ships, and ride their bikes, jog, walk their dogs, and push their baby strollers along the path.
Anyway, while walking there one night, we stopped to see this sunset. I had happened to have my camera on me – luckily!