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The Best of SIB – 20 Years in Photos

Updated: January 12, 2017 —

The City of Sunny Isles Beach will celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary in June 2017. Marking 20 years since City electors approved the proposed Municipal Charter for Sunny Isles Beach on June 16, 1997.

Sunny Isles Beach was transformed by founders who had a clear vision for what this City could be. What was once a seedy area known as “Motel Row,” is now a world-class tourist destination and a family-friendly community.

Send Us Your Photos!

Some people have lived here long before the City was incorporated and officially named “Sunny Isles Beach,” while others have just discovered what a fantastic place this is to live, work and visit. Whether you have lived here for 40 years, or 2 months, or just visited, we want you to share your Sunny Isles Beach story! Send us your photos of Sunny Isles Beach landmarks, events, or special times throughout the years, and we will pick our favorites and display them in a 20th Anniversary Video Montage!

Accepted Formats

Digital Versions
We will accept digital version of photos as well as hard copies. Share your photos with us online (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) using the hashtag #BestOfSIB20.

Digital photos may be emailed to:

Hard Copies
Drop your hard copy photos off at Pelican Community Park, located at 18115 North Bay Road or at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, located at 18070 Collins Avenue. If you have a hard copy, we will take your name and phone number, scan a copy and return the photo(s) to you. We realize that older photos may not be of the highest quality, but may hold high value in the rarity of their subject matter, which is why we want to see them!

If you live far away, your photos can also be mailed.
Mail photos to:

Attn: Best of SIB
Pelican Community Park
18115 North Bay Road,
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160.


Old photo of the Rascal House, a Jewish Delicatessan ntersection of 172nd Street and Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House was a famous Delicatessen that was popular with locals and opened in Sunny Isles in 1954 and closed on March 30, 2008.
The neon sign out front of the Rascal House makes a brief appearance at the beginning of the video for “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees.