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The Pier

One of the hotel’s most unique amenities

Part of the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort’s preservation efforts included a joint collaboration with the City of Sunny Isles to restore the landmark fishing pier, located on the beach directly behind the hotel. The owners of the 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.


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Sandbar at Newport Pier

Welcome to the Sandbar at Newport Pier, your go-to destination for a taste of the sea and the sun. Enjoy our signature Floridian-Caribbean inspired tacos, fresh seafood, frozen cocktails, and more as you enjoy the gentle sound of waves in the background and take in 360 views of the Atlantic. Soak in the best sunshine on Sunny Isles Beach while you enjoy a dining experience that's as vibrant and diverse as the cultures that inspired it

  • Hours of operation:
  • Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm
    Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm

    16501 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

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Sunny Isles Pier History / Timeline

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.
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