Miami’s lifeguard towers are one piece of Miami’s colourful jigsaw puzzle! Time to whisk you away on a tour of these quirky, iconic structures.
Wynwood has its murals, Little Havana has its music and culture, and the Design District is super chic. But the lifeguard towers lining Miami Beach are iconic, unique and something it’s worth taking a leisurely stroll to see.
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Starting at South Pointe with a red and white striped lighthouse design, Miami Beach’s lifeguard towers stretch for miles. After Hurricane Andrew destroyed the previous towers in 1992, a decision was made to elevate the classic style of tower into more of an icon for the city. Since then they’ve been designed by plenty of different people, from architects and artists, to musicians, and each is totally unique.
The best way to explore? On a long beach walk, stopping every block to snap photos and take in the design of each tower.
As you guys can probably see, colour is an integral part of this blog! I love destinations which share that passion, and Miami was one of those. With its pastel Art Deco District, bright shades of the Wynwood Walls and elegant blacks, whites and blues in the Design District, I was in my element.
I’d heard it was worth checking out the beach towers on Miami Beach, but I’d never expected to spend a good two hours wandering from our hotel around 14th Street all the way to South Pointe! Once I’d seen a few, I couldn’t stop… so here’s a quick round up of my faves. And this is just a handful – there are tonnes more (so I definitely need to head back soon!)