The city is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intercostals Waterway on the west. It has a 2 ½ mile-long fine sand beach and outdoor amenities such as water sports, boating, fishing, and tennis as well as the abundant shopping, dining and lodging. The weather is tempered somewhat by its proximity to water; the extreme tip of Florida and the Florida Keys border on a true tropical climate.
The city is experiencing a major redevelopment renaissance on the east side of Collins Avenue, the main thoroughfare. The city is building parks, improving the infrastructure and laying the groundwork for future redevelopment. Sunny Isles Beach is a major center of South Florida's Russian community, with a plethora of Russian stores lining Collins Avenue. The city is sometimes referred to as Little Moscow because of its many Russian and Russian-descended residents.
Residents and visitors can fly into either Miami International or Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airports, or cruise into the Port of Miami or Port Everglades and be in Sunny Isles Beach within 20 to 30 minutes.
From Fort Lauderdale Airport, take the #1 Broward County Bus to Aventura Mall for the S bus. From Miami Airport, take the J or 150 bus to Collins Avenue for a northbound S or 120 bus.
- The landmark fishing pier is a local favorite
- The beautiful Samson Oceanfront Park provides a children's play area and space to relax; meet friends and enjoy the sunrise.
The city is steadily replacing outdated motels with luxury high-rise oceanfront development.
- Marco Polo Beach Resort, 19201 Collins Avenue.
- 1 [dead link] Days Hotel Thunderbird Beach Resort, 18401 Collins Ave, toll-free: . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. $99-150.
|Routes through Sunny Isles Beach|
|Fort Lauderdale ← Hallandale Beach ←||N S||→ Surfside → Miami|