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Finding a Restroom

A guide to the free restrooms in Miami Beach

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Going out for the day to explore Miami is great fun, but what happens when you need the restroom? You don’t want to have to buy a drink at a restaurant every time you need to go - that defeats the purpose! Here are all the ways to find free restrooms here in Miami Beach.

Before you start your trip, don’t forget to use the restrooms at the airport. It can take a while to get to South Beach if you are using the buses or super shuttle. Even the fast cab service can encounter traffic. So don’t dash out the airport without using the bathroom.

Where to go when you are out for the day
Finding a restroom without disrupting your day is easy if you know where to go. If you are shopping along Lincoln Road, there are three Starbucks and a McDonalds which all have free restrooms. Lincoln Road has many restaurants all along the one mile street and most do not mind you going in to use their bathroom. Van Dyke’s restrooms are located on the second floor, Spris’s are at the back of the restaurant and Doraku’s are inside on the right hand side. Another free restroom is inside Tasti D-lite, the frozen yogurt store.

Walking along the hotel district, all the bigger high rise hotels along Collins Ave have restrooms in their lobby. Just walk in as if you are a hotel guest and no one will question you using the facilities. The restrooms in the smaller hotels along Ocean Drive are harder to find, and if you are in that area, it is easier to use the public bathrooms along the beach. These are maintained by the City and are clean and free to use. They are located along the beach boardwalk every few blocks in Lummus Park.

Walking around the South of Fifth neighborhood, you will find restrooms at the Marina, Montys on Alton Road, in South Pointe Park, Starbucks on 2nd St, and the City bathrooms in the 3rd St beach park.

Bathroom attendants
Bathroom attendants are found in the nicer restrooms in hotels, stores, bars and nightclubs. They are there to keep it clean and they also provide towels to dry your hands, as well as providing an array of products such as deodorant, perfume, chewing gum, mints and body lotions. It is up to you if you choose to tip the attendant when leaving the bathroom, but if you do use their products, a $1-$2 tip is expected.

With all the water you will be drinking in the hot Miami sun, or all the mojitos you just drank on the beach, you are going to need to use a restroom at some point during the day. Our guide will help you find you the nearest free restrooms, so you can relax and enjoy your day!

Photo by: Scott Alexander

About the Author:

A SoBe resident for 5 years, Jess’s writing focuses on healthy living in South Beach with a dose of British humor and a cheerful outlook on life in Miami. She can be found moderating the forum Miami Beach 411.

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