One of the attractions of quiet family-oriented Surfside, Florida is the wide, secluded beach bordered by a path through the dunes. Rejuvenated hotels and new luxury condominiums in Surfside are changing the style of Collins Avenue, but Harding Avenue retains the feel of an old-style main street. Small bistros welcome strollers for a casual meal. Just south of Surfside, the North Shore State Recreation Area offers an unspoiled beachfront nature preserve and picnic area. Surfside also has a lovely oceanfront community center. As part of the Art in Public Places initiative "Tales of the Surfside Turtles" is on view in the town's business district on 93rd Street between Collins and Harding Avenues. Featuring fiberglass turtles created by local artists, the project brings awareness to the endangered loggerhead turtles indigenous to the area. The turtle sculptures are unique and display a range of artistic creations including underwater escapes, mermaids, and vibrant abstract drawings. Incorporated in 1935, Surfside boasts many homes built in the Art Deco style and streets named after famous writers and poets, including Abbott, Byron, Carlyle and Dickens.