Ocean Drive (South Beach)

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Ocean Drive
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Length 1.3 mi (2.1 km)
South end South Pointe Drive in South Beach, Miami Beach
North end 15th Street in South Beach, Miami Beach
Construction
Inauguration 1915

Ocean Drive is a major thoroughfare in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida, United States.

Route description[edit]

The road starts at South Pointe just south of 1st Street, near the southernmost end of the main barrier island of Miami Beach, about a quarter mile west of the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Drive continues north to 15th Street, immediately southeast of Lincoln Road.

Attractions[edit]

It is known for its Art Deco hotels. Ocean Drive is also the location of the famed Versace mansion, one of the most photographed houses in North America. The street is the center of the Miami Art Deco District, which is home to about 800 preserved buildings. Streamline Moderne evolved from the Art Deco style, and dominates the street. The street has a magazine named after it, Ocean Drive magazine. British easy-listening duo The Lighthouse Family released a single entitled "Ocean Drive", which reached #11 on the UK Singles Chart. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City also based the setting on Miami and has a replica of Ocean Drive named Ocean Beach.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  • Florida, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, 2004, pgs. 58 & 59

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°46′36″N 80°07′53″W / 25.776755°N 80.131434°W / 25.776755; -80.131434