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Haulover Update #177579
12/10/2018 07:01 AM
12/10/2018 07:01 AM
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ChuckG Offline OP
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We are down at Haulover (Sunny Isles Beach, FL), have been for the last 4 days. It's been windy but great weather otherwise! Low 80's and partly sunny, just a couple of brief showers in the morning yesterday. We have a windscreen so the wind isn't an issue. Light crowds so far but it's still the slow season (early December). We get there early e.g. around 9AM so no problem finding the perfect spot at water's edge. They have plenty of equipment rentals, i.e. umbrellas ($10 I think), beach chairs (2 for $15 I think) and shelters ($25). Trailer selling all sorts of food and beverages. Nice mixed crowd of young and old. Come on down!!

Re-parking, still wise to get there early on weekends, e.g. before 10. Avoid the lines at the kiosks by getting the PayByPhone app on your phone and pay for parking spot in advance, $6. Location = 46253 for the north lot. After entering, go to the left as construction workers are hogging the northern section except on Sundays. The rebuilt tunnel/walkway under the road is very nice, no steps so you can just roll your beach cart to the beach! We bought a foldable wagon at Walmart for $45 and are using that. No good in thick sand but it gets you 90% there!

IMHO Haulover continues to be an incredible place for naturists! We support South Florida Free Beaches so it will stay that way hopefully. SFFB


Chuck and Joni
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Re: Haulover Update [Re: ChuckG] #177599
12/10/2018 09:25 AM
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Central Florida!
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Thanks for the update!! Enjoy!


Carol Hill
Re: Haulover Update [Re: ChuckG] #177877
12/12/2018 08:05 PM
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Thanks for the update. We have been there a few weekdays this fall, and it has not been crowded. But the kiosk is a hassle. I will have to get the app. Your information is helpful.


Beach Hunter
Re: Haulover Update [Re: ChuckG] #178140
12/16/2018 06:42 AM
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I added some lodging info that someone requested on the OB forum:

We stayed at a nearby condo rented by our friends.via VRBO or AirBnB. Could be a reasonable deal if you are staying a week or more. There are some recommendations from SFFB here: https://www.beachesfoundation.org/haulover.html#Lodging
We have not stayed at these places so I can't comment on them, except for Oleta River SP which has a dozen small cabins, sort of like camping. But that's your cheapest, closest bet if you can handle the lack of services. A couple of sleeping bags and a big cooler and you're all set :-) Have heard that the Newport is decent but expensive.

There are lots of motels out near I-95 if you don't mind driving a bit. We have other friends staying in an RV out at C.B. Smith park and they like it. Nasty drive at times though.


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Re: Haulover Update [Re: ChuckG] #178769
12/24/2018 02:01 PM
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The Jersey Shore
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We're heading down to Haulover on Thursday and DRED the traffic that we will encounter. I'm glad we stay across the street.



Re: Haulover Update [Re: ChuckG] #178841
12/26/2018 07:21 AM
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Lucky bums!! Safe travels guys!


Chuck and Joni

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