Miami Beach city (1990 pop. 92,639), Dade co., SE Fla., on an island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean; inc. 1915. It is connected to Miami by four causeways. Miami Beach is a popular year-round resort, famous for its “gold coast” hotel strip, palatial estates, and recreational facilities. The city’s chief source of income derives from tourism. The Convention Center complex in Miami Beach has hosted several national political conventions. Cultural institutions include the Bass Art Museum and other facilties near Collins Park; the Wolfsonian, a museum of design; and the Frank Gehry -designed New World Center, home of the New World Symphony, and adjoining SoundScape Park.