The Neighborhood

Welcome to Miami’s
Best-Kept Secret

Tucked away on two small islands in Biscayne Bay, is an exclusive community known only to its residents and neighbors – Bay Harbor. Just seconds from Atlantic Ocean beaches, but miles away from traffic and tourist crowds, it’s a classic little town with a friendly spirit and a family-friendly neighborhood atmosphere… It’s the kind of place people love to call home.

Live Life in the Sunshine

One of the best aspects of Bay Harbor is its position just offshore from mainland South Florida. This means bay breezes and pristine beaches are just steps away from your front door.
Soft, sandy shores here are made up of public beaches and private resort beaches and beach clubs running along a 5-mile stretch of coastline. Some of the best include:

1. SURFSIDE BEACH
A mere stone’s throw away, the quaint town of surfside offers you the comfort of an intimate beach setting. Stroll the promenade, shop along Harding, or experience the diverse flavor of surfside’s many exciting dining options. Plan a picnic to the park or a trip to the marina, relax in style.
2. BAL HARBOUR BEACH
A short walk or bike ride from anywhere in Bay Harbor, these beaches are beloved by locals for the lack of crowds, clutter, and noise. Beach gazebos, showers, and foot rinses are posted every few hundred yards to make coming and going a breeze.
3. South Beach
A short drive over you can experience the glitter and glamour of Miami’s golden days, Art Deco stylings, white sands, and lavish hotels brandish that hallmark Miami magic. World - class cuisine and high-end shopping abound, cruise the venues along Lincoln or mosey down to the Faena district for an urban feel. Ocean Drive and Indian Creek offer pristine Miami flare, so enjoy a boat trip down the causeway.

A Sporting Paradise

Those that like to be active and keep score find that Bay Harbor is their kind of island town. Picturesque runs and bike-rides along the beach or bay mean staying in shape is fun, as well as easy. And with many places to join others for friendly competition you’ll never be short of things to do.

GOLF & TENNIS

Less than 15 minutes in any direction, and you’ll find yourself at any one of several golf, tennis, and country clubs in the Bay Harbor area.

1. INDIAN CREEK COUNTRY CLUB
The closest to Bay Harbor, and also the most exclusive members-only golf club in Miami, Indian Creek is a stunning 18-hole golf course and spectacular clubhouse surrounded by bay waters and breezes on all sides.
2. NORMANDY SHORES
Tucked away in a residential neighborhood not too unlike Bay Harbor, this friendly, welcoming golf course was designed for beginners and experienced players alike, and kids even play free!
3. SURFSIDE TENNIS CENTER
Whether you just want to hit a few games, or you’re looking for kid and adult lessons, this nearby spot with lighted courts fits just right for after-school, after-work, or all- weekend-long play.
4. LA GORCE TENNIS, GOLF, AND COUNTRY CLUB
Highlighted by a Jack Nicklaus golf
course, multiple lighted tennis courts, a pool, club, and fitness center, this members -only retreat is a favorite among Miami’s chic residents.
5. MIAMI SHORES GOLF, TENNIS, AND COUNTRY CLUB
With memberships for golf only, tennis only, or all club amenities, this country club is a friendly, welcoming destination that families like to enjoy with kids, friends, and other club members.
6. BOATING
From Bay Harbor, you’ve got an exceptional vantage point on Biscayne Bay, the Intracoastal, and the Atlantic Ocean – so why not get out there and explore the great blue deep?
7. Haulover Marine Center
Recently updated to be a state-of-the-art facility with both dry storage and on-the-water slips with electrical and water hook-ups, this spot is more than just a place to keep your own vessel, it’s also a popular place to catch a fishing charter, dive boat, sunset cruise, or eat at the waterfront restaurant.

An All-Ages Escape

One of the main reasons people move to Bay Harbor
is because of the established, neighborly, home-town feel. Many residents have lived in South Florida for generations, and love this spot in particular because of its many benefits for families and children. Here, people enjoy spending time with their kids and their loved ones – just casually enjoying this special little piece of Miami.

1. SOCIAL: Family activities
There are a number of family-focused groups, activities, and events that take place here – from Mommy & Me classes, to Baby-Boot-Camp gatherings at local parks, to Fairs and Festivals, the spirit here encourages everyone to have fun together.
2. SCHOOL: Ruth K. Broad - K-8 Center
One of Miami’s highest rated schools is the Ruth K. Broad – Bay Harbor K-8 Center – and it’s exclusively for the residents of Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, and Surfside. The area is also home to a number of respected private schools and academies for students of various ages, these include:
Miami Country Day School (K through 12), Lehrman Community Day School (age 2 – 5th Grade),
KLA Schools (age 3 months – 5 years).

Out on the Town Island Style

Though Bay Harbor may be a small village atmosphere, it serves up
all the treats of big-city living when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment. And, when you’re looking for something more, Bal Harbour shops and all its offerings are right next door.

1. B BISTRO & BAKERY
A quaint locals spot for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch known for its fresh pastries, delectable sandwiches, and friendly service.
2. O’LIMA SIGNATURE CUISINE
Ceviches and inventive Peruvian fusion cuisine have made this fine dining spots one of South Florida’s most sought-after locales for dates, celebrations, and superb cuisine.
3. ASIA BAY
Asian inspired fare at its best, Asia Bay presents you with a unique blend of flavors and sensations. Eat out with the little ones, and don’t waste time scurrying for a sitter. Take it easy on the patio, where casual is the rule of the day, perfect for those breezy summer evenings.
4. GRINGO BOTEQUIM BRASIL
A charming take on traditional Brazilian, this spot offers a rich menu and a leisurely dining experience. The progressive dinning selection is meant to evoke a sense of nostalgia and elegantly balances the forces of creativity and taste to capture the essential elements of gourmet Brazilian cuisine.
5. EMILIO’S TRATTORIA
Founded by an authentic New Yorker with
a track record for sensational Italian fare, lunch and dinner at Emilio’s is always a tasty occasion with fresh pastas, seafood, grilled dishes and more.
6. PALM RESTAURANT
This classic signature steakhouse known for its exceptional service and uncompromising quality is a Bay Harbor treasure. Zagat rated for its fresh seasonal ingredients and flawless preparations.
7. OPEN KITCHEN
A cozy neighborhood joint, featuring
fresh market goods and a gourmet dining experience, provided by argentine chef Ines Chattas. Open Kitchen provides wholesome home style cuisine from fresh in – season ingredients in a farm to fork preparation philosophy.
8. APERION GRILL AND BAR
Under the strict supervision of Rabbi David M, Golowinski, Aperion offers a wide array of Kosher delicacies. It is the perfect spot to catch up with old friends, enjoy a drink or two, or dine out with the kids.
9. Bal Harbor Shops
Shopping in a class of its own, Bal Harbor has become synonymous with high end retail and luxury shopping. Lush palm trees line breezy corridors and boutique windows to reveal a stunning selection of haute couture and chic fashion houses. Dine out at one of the shops renowned culinary experiences, from exquisite Italian dining at Carpaccio to bold Japanese fusion at Makoto, you’ll always leave with a gleam in your eye and a smile on your face.

Points of Interest

DINING & SHOPPING
  • 1. Asia Bay
  • 2. O’Lima Signature Cuisine
  • 3. Emilio' s Trattoria
  • 4. B. Bistro & Bakery
  • 5. Palm Restaurant
  • 6.Mike's Cigar
  • 7. Madison Tyler Salon
  • 8. Carpaccio
BEACHES & PARKS
  • 9. Surfside Beach
  • 10. Bal Harbour Beach
  • 11. Surfside Park
  • 12. Bay Harbor Tot Lot Park
  • 13. North Shore Open Space Park
  • 14. Oleta River State Park
KIDS & FAMILY
  • 15. Indian Creek Country Club
  • 16. Ruth K. Broad - K-8 Center
SPORTS
  • 17. Surfside Tennis Center
  • 18. Haulover Marine Center
HOTELS
  • 19. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
  • 20. The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour
  • 21. Four Seasons Hotel