Part of the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort’s preservation efforts included a joint corroboration with the City of Sunny Isles to restore the landmark fishing pier, located on the beach directly behind the hotel. The owners of the Newport Beachside Hotel generously donated two million dollars to the city for this project to ensure that our guests could have access to the pier free of charge. It has since become one of the most unique amenities of the hotel. The newly designed structure is 776 feet long and features the latest technological advancements in modern construction of this type. Because of damage sustained from Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the Pier now has hurricane impact rated windows and doors.
The pier is also home to the Beach Bar, a great place to dine and enjoy the oceanfront views. From fresh seafood and steaks to sandwiches and salads, Beach Bar has something for everyone.
On the second floor there is also a lifeguard observation area.
The Newport Pier has a long history that began back in 1936. Read about the progress that has been made throughout the years to make the Pier one of the hotel’s most exciting and attractive amenities.
1936 – The Sunny Isles Pier is built to help attract visitors to Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The Miami Beach Fishing Pier Company is contracted to build the 800-foot-long pier, which immediately becomes a welcome attraction for locals, visitors, and fishermen.
1980 – The Newport Fishing Pier is considered unsafe and faces threats of being demolished.
1982 – The ½-mile-long pier is designated a historic site.
1985 – The historic Sunny Isles Pier is saved from demolition by the owners of the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, who acquire it from the city and promise to renovate it into an attraction for shopping, fishing and dining. They change the pier name to “The Newport Pier” and it closes temporarily for renovation.
1986 – The pier re-opens after more than $1 million in repairs.
2005 – Hurricane Wilma damages the pier forcing it to close once again. The city of Sunny Isles Beach has the safety of the pier checked by several engineering firms and it was concluded that the damages to the pier had compromised its safety.
2007 – Plans to restore the Newport Pier are announced by the City Commission.
2010 – Mayor Norman Edelcup and the City Commission host a beachfront ground breaking ceremony for the Sunny Isles Beach Newport Fishing Pier. The city enters into a public-private partnership with the owner of the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort to restore the Newport Fishing Pier - the last remaining public pier in Miami-Dade County.
2012 – The Pier is demolished and new construction begins.
2013 –The Newport Pier re-opens to the public and continues to be a highlight at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort.