Pools & Beach

As a guest of Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, you’ll enjoy one of the loveliest, least crowded beaches of any oceanfront hotel in South Florida. Our beautiful hotel was built in the days before structures were required to be set well back from the shoreline; here the Atlantic Ocean is practically at your doorstep. Play and relax on our pristine beach or relax by one of our four inviting pools!

Miami Beach

Our Beach

It’s hard to imagine improving on nature. However, thanks to the Miami-Dade Shore Protection Project, our 750 linear feet of pristine beach – just steps from the hotel terrace – is much more spacious and even more beautiful than ever before! There’s more sand and plenty of room to play with the kids, run on the beach, do yoga, meditate or just kick back and enjoy the panoramic ocean view.

Play in the sand. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of exhilarating complimentary fitness and mind-body classes on the beach, including Beach Boot Camp, Beach Conditioning, Beach Yoga and daily walks with varying distances and pacing. There’s even a sand castle-building activity to delight the kid in everyone! Please see This Week at Canyon Ranch for details.

More beach to enjoy. After a series of damaging hurricanes left the local shoreline depleted, the first phase of the Shore Protection Project was completed in the fall of 2012. More than 250,000 cubic yards of sand were dredged to augment our beach. 

Miami Beach before and after

Multispecies appeal. The allure of this spectacular setting transcends species, too. From May to the end of October, a few nesting sea turtles regularly select our clean, environmentally rich beach as the perfect place to lay their eggs. When that happens, guests rally round to see that the new hatchlings make it safely to the water.

Our Pools

At Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, you’ll have access to four beautiful outdoor pools with locations designed to ensure that you’ll always find the right spot for sunbathing, regardless of the time of day.

  • The adults-only Atlantic Pool, located on the 5th floor rooftop of the Wellness Spa building, is suitable for lap swimming and outdoor group classes.
  • The centrally located Cabana Pool is a family-friendly oasis, offering food and beverage service from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
  • The Sunset Pool is atop the 6th floor of the north tower.
  • The Sunrise Pool is located on the eastern side of the north tower.

All pools are fresh water, heated to 80-82 degrees Fahrenheit (26-27 degrees Celsius).

Pool classes are listed in This Week at Canyon Ranch and on the Spa Activity Boards. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Please note that there is no lifeguard on duty at our pools. Lap swimming is permitted outside of scheduled class times.