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Miami Beach (Florida)

Miami Beach (Florida)

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Description

Miami Beach occupies the barrier beach that separates the ocean from the upper part of Biscayne Bay and is also an important yachting center. A number of causeways, with bridges over the channels, form good highway connections with Miami and the mainland communities.
The city is principally residential, except for some shops and amusement places. The numerous large hotels take up most of the beach and along Biscayne Bay. Marinas, yacht basins, and numerous small private landings are on the west side of the city along the canals and other waterways off Biscayne Bay.


A fishing pier extends out into the sea about 0.3 mile north of the jetties. Miami Beach Coast Guard Base and a commercial terminal are northward of the main ship channel near the east end of the MacArthur Causeway.
Miami Beach City Yacht Harbor is on Meloy Channel at the southwestern end of Miami Beach.

Numerous tall buildings and hotels along the oceanfront at Miami Beach are visible for miles in all directions. A very prominent landmark in Miami Beach is the tall green and black building of a saving and loan company at about 25°47'26"N., 80°07'56"W., on which the red obstruction lights and an illuminated time and temperature sign, flashing from 7 a.m. to midnight, can be seen over 16 miles offshore.
A tall stack and water tank on Virginia Key, Cape Florida Light, the aviation light at Miami International
Airport, a number of radio and television towers, and numerous other tanks and towers are also prominent.

8/04/2010
Update
Joëlle
Miami Beach occupe la plage barrière qui sépare l'océan de la partie supérieure de la baie de Biscayne et c'est aussi un centre nautique important. Un certain nombre de chaussées, avec des ponts au-dessus des canaux, forme les raccordements routiers avec Miami et les communautés du continent.
La ville est principalement résidentielle, sauf pour certains commerces et lieux de divertissement. Les nombreux grands hôtels occupent la plus grande partie de la plage et aussi le rivage de la baie de Biscayne. Ports, bassins de plaisance, et de nombreux petits débarquements privés sont situés sur le côté W de la ville, le long des canaux et autres voies navigables de la baie de Biscayne.

Un quai de pêche s'étend dans la mer à environ 0,3 mile au nord de la jetée. Miami Beach, Base de la Garde côtière, et un terminal commercial sont au nord du chenal de navigation principal près de l'extrémité E de la Mac Arthur Causeway.
Miami Beach City Yacht Harbor est située à
Meloy Channel, à l'extrémité SW de Miami Beach.

De nombreux immeubles de grande hauteur et des hôtels le long du front de mer à Miami Beach sont visibles sur plusieurs  miles dans toutes les directions. Un point de repère très important dans Miami Beach est le grand bâtiment vert et noir d'une épargne et de prêt à environ 25 ° 47'26 "N., 80 ° 07'56" O., sur lequel les feux d'obstacle rouges, une fois éclairés avec les chiffres de la température, clignotent de 7 h à minuit. On peut les voir à plus de 16 miles au large des côtes.
Une grande cheminée et le réservoir d'eau sur Virginia Key, Cape Florida Light, les lumières de Miami International Aéroport, un certain nombre de radios et de tours de télévision, et de nombreux autres réservoirs et tours sont également remarquables.

17/04/2012
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JB
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Located adjacent to Government

Cut, with no fixed bridges and plenty of deep water, Miami
Beach Marina
affords easy accessibility to great fishing, sailing and cruising.
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Star Island anchorage (Miami)

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Minimum Depth: 6-feet
Good shelter, in all but strong northern winds.
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Palm Island anchorage (Miami)

Located off the Miami Beach Channel, on the waters lying between the southern shores of Palm Island and Mac Arthur
Causeway.Minimum
Depth: 6 feet
Excellent shelter in all but very strong western winds.
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Norris Cut (Miami)

Norris Cut is a shallow inlet just south of the Main Channel to Miami Harbor between Fisher Island and
Virginia Key. A prominent stack and tanks are near the center of Virginia Key.
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Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center (Miami)

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Marina (or Sealine Marina) lies on the eastern coast of Florida in the south of the USA.
The facility offers slips. Sealine Marina is located
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Keystone Point Marina (Miami)

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Fax: 305.949.8482
Mail: info@keystonepointmarina.com
Reservations ...
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Port of Miami (Florida)

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