We are going to stay near Deauville Resort but wonder if the beaches in that area are topless. The area around the Deauville isn't considered a topless area. South Beach is unofficially topless. Haulover Beach up around 96th Street is a nude beach.
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I understand that all of South Beach allows topless sunbathing. But I'm curious if there is a particular section of South Beach where it is more prominent? We are also looking for a good hotel that isn't very kid friendly.
You should also put back on your shirt before exiting the beach back onto public boardwalks or into restaurants and stores as most places have a zero-tolerance policy for nudity of any kind. You can always ask the hotel about their policy. Being nude in Florida is not technically legal, except in designated nude areas.