Ocean Drive (South Beach)
Ocean Drive is a street in South Beach
South Beach
South Beach, also nicknamed SoBe, is a neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach, Florida, United States. It is the area south of Indian Creek and encompasses roughly the southernmost 23 blocks of the main barrier island that separates the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay.This area was the first...

—the southern part of Miami Beach, Florida
Miami Beach, Florida
Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter which separates the Beach from Miami city proper...

. It is known for its Art Deco
Art Deco
Art deco , or deco, is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s, into the World War II era. The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and...

 hotels. Ocean Drive is also the location of the famed former Versace Mansion, one of the most photographed houses in North America. The street is the center of the city's Art Deco District, which is home to about 800 preserved buildings. Streamline Moderne
Streamline Moderne
Streamline Moderne, sometimes referred to by either name alone or as Art Moderne, was a late type of the Art Deco design style which emerged during the 1930s...

 evolved from the Art Deco style, and dominates the street. The street has a magazine named after it, Ocean Drive magazine
Ocean Drive (magazine)
Ocean Drive is a magazine that reports on fashion, society, entertainment and celebrities in Miami Beach, Florida, in the United States. The magazine has been referred to as "the Bible of South Beach" due to its coverage of nightlife and VIPs. Suzy Buckley is the Editor in Chief. The magazine's...

. UK easy-listening duo The Lighthouse Family released a single entitled "Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive (Lighthouse Family song)
"Ocean Drive" is a pop song written by British duo Lighthouse Family, for their debut album Ocean Drive . The song was produced by Mike Peden. It was released as the second single in October 1995 and reached the top 40 in the United Kingdom....

", which reached #11 on the UK single's charts.


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