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Transportation to Beaches????

canes0099canes0099 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
How is the public transportation to the local beaches?

How Far? Cheap?

I wont be able to take a car to campus, but definitely want to be able to get to the beach once and a while.
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Replies to: Transportation to Beaches????

  • rankinrrankinr Registered User Posts: 749 Member
    It takes an hour to get to Miami Beach via public transportation and it costs $2.00 each way. You take the metro and then connect to a bus. We did it just about every weekend my freshman year.

    It's way more convenient when you have a car, of course. Chances are you'll meet someone with a car who you can hook up and head to the beach with, anyway.

    UM also provides a (monthly, I think) shuttle to Key Biscayne.
  • goblue1162goblue1162 Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    What's the closest beach that students go to? And are there ever like beach parties?
  • ZapadniyRusZapadniyRus Registered User Posts: 668 Member
    Key Biscayne haha... I was doing a crossword puzzle a while back, i had key, but i couldn't think of Biscayne... Nixon lived there.
  • tav252tav252 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    haha sorry for the irrelevant comment, but I just wanted to say that I love this question! =)
  • rankinrrankinr Registered User Posts: 749 Member
    The closest beach is Key Biscayne, I believe... As far as beach parties are concerned, I'm sure it has been done before though I'm unable to comment on the frequency of such events (due to lack of knowledge).

    And sorry for the weird phrasing of this post, I've been reading a lot of philosophy papers over the past week or so.
  • Rice1961Rice1961 Registered User Posts: 540 Member
    Do kids hang at the campus pool too?
  • UnoriginalUnoriginal Registered User Posts: 927 Member
    Yes, the pool is a very popular place to hang out when the weather is beautiful, which is a lot of the time.

    Could someone post the public transportation route from UM to South Beach and/or Biscayne Beach? Taxis to SoBe are pretty expensive.

  • rankinrrankinr Registered User Posts: 749 Member
    When I didn't have a car, I'd take the metro to the Government Center, then take Bus #120 to Miami Beach. The total trip takes about an hour. The only route I ever took to Key Biscayne got you pretty close, but then you had to walk for around half an hour to the beach. There are actually shuttles which leave campus and go directly there. I'm not sure what their schedule is, though... maybe call parking?
  • MiamiCane2010MiamiCane2010 Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    I'm pretty sure the shuttles to Key Biscayne run the first Saturday of every month in the spring and in the fall, they make it work around the football schedule (as in, they don't do the shuttle on a gameday, for obvious reasons). Kay Biscayne is more of a chill, park-like beach, whereas South Beach is more crowded, loud, and is right off the street near tons of shops and restaurants. Both are nice and I went to both while I was in school, it really just depends what you're in the mood for. South Beach is maybe 5-10 minutes farther by car than Key Biscayne.
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