North Miami Beach (commonly referred to as NMB) is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Attractions in the vicinity of North Miami Beach include a line of popular ocean beaches. Haulover Park and Haulover Beach, operated by Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation, has a well known clothing optional beach.
The name Baker’s Haulover is presumed to derive from a man named Baker who hauled small boats over the isthmus between ocean and bay. The name appeared on a map as early as 1823. There is a State of Florida Historical Landmark Marker (over 50 years old) at the original Lighthouse Dock site dedicated on February 21, 2004, to the first charter-boat captains at the 1926-1951 dock. It is the only marker in the State of Florida for a fishing dock. There is still a charter-boat fishing fleet there.
North Miami Beach also has an authentic Medieval Spanish monastery, the St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church. This stone building around a patio, the cloisters of the Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux, was built in Sacramenia, Segovia, Spain in the 12th century. It was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in the 1920s, dismantled and shipped to the United States, and reassembled after Hearst’s death in North Miami Beach in the 1950s. It is a tourism attraction and a popular spot for weddings.
It is also home for The Mall at 163rd Street and the Fulford-by-the-Sea Monument.
The Oleta Park Florida’s largest urban park is located on Biscayne Bay area. Although it offers a variety of recreational opportunities, the park is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails. Along the Oleta River, Canoeists and kayakers can paddle the river to explore this amazing natural area. Swimming from a 1,200-foot sandy beach and saltwater fishing are also popular activities. Picnic tables and grills are available. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, and bicycles from the park concessionaire, Blue Moon Outdoor Center. For overnight visits, the park has rustic, air-conditioned cabins and a youth campground for organized groups.