New-comers are often confused by the difference between Miami Beach and South Beach. “Am I going to Miami Beach or South Beach?”
“South Beach” is actually a neighborhood within the city of “Miami Beach.” The city of Miami Beach is an island divided in to 5 primary neighborhoods. In order from north to south those neighborhoods are: Bal Harbor, Surfside, North Beach, Mid Beach, and the ever-famous South Beach. South Beach is generally considered to be everything south of 24th Street. See below: