There is so much to do during your trip to Fort Lauderdale – shopping, boat rides, wonderful museums, and so much more! Of course, if you are in Fort Lauderdale, you have to be sure to hit one of our gorgeous beaches. With so many wonderful beaches to choose from, you may be wondering which ones are the best. Here are the top 5 beaches to visit in Fort Lauderdale, and be sure to book a party boat tour while you’re in the area.
1. Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach offers you the opportunity to feel the sand in your toes and take a swim over seven miles of beach, while still being very close to restaurants, bars, and some lovely local souvenir shops. You can also find fun activities, such as parasailing or jet ski rental. A parking garage is available, so you can easily park nearby and explore the area for the day.
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea stands out because it is great for snorkeling and diving. A gorgeous reef is within easy swimming distance. This beach is also a little less busy than other ones, making it perfect to go for a quiet afternoon of relaxing and sunbathing.
3. Hollywood Beach
Hollywood Beach was made famous in the film “Marley and Me”. The beach’s famous Broadwalk is a 2.5-mile asphalt strip that features street performers, a space for rollerblading and biking, and simply walking with your loved ones enjoying the wonderful beach breeze. There are also cabanas and restaurants available for you to rent.
4. Dania Beach
Dania Beach is perfect for the fisherman. You can enjoy fishing on the pier while others work on their tan or swim in the beautiful waters. Ice cream parlors, the arts and antique district, seafood restaurants, and pubs are just a short walk away. This beach truly has something for everyone, making it ideal for a family outing.
5. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is on a barrier island. You can rent a canoe and take a lovely boat ride around the park. There is also a circular route available for inline skaters and bicycle riders. There is even a little underground tunnel you can take to get to Fort Lauderdale Beach.