Top 10 Beaches in Greater Fort Lauderdale
Experience a sunny state of mind as you warm your toes on Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 23 miles of sun-kissed beaches. Since 1999, our sands have been certified “Blue Wave Beaches” by the Clean Beaches Council in Washington D.C. This certification requires high standards of cleanliness and water quality. Eight cities have a unique stretch of beach to call their own. Each has its own personality and quaint surrounding communities with restaurants, four and five-star hotels, mom-and-pop inns, tourist attractions, and one-of-a-kind shopping destinations. You can partake in a vast array of recreational activities. Explore our spectacular reefs with a diving or snorkeling excursion or stay above water and take advantage of our world-renowned fishing. For all the foodies, dine at a multitude of unique restaurants and outdoor cafes or enjoy our vibrant nightlife.
Whether you’re interested in sophisticated elegance or a more casual atmosphere, our beach destinations will leave you with unforgettable memories to last a lifetime! Check out the TOP 10!
Prime oceanfront landscape in Greater Fort Lauderdale with impressive panoramic views, a fishing pier and fresh seafood dining. Nearby Von D. Mizell and Eula Johnson State Park is a favorite for kayaking, swimming and picnicking.
The award-winning, northern beach of Greater Fort Lauderdale is a family playground destination. Take a trip for sandcastle building, volleyball, dining at open-air eateries or fishing off the Deerfield Pier.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
The beach chic destination offers stylish shopping and seven miles of golden sands for a casual stroll, jog or blade along the palm tree-fringed promenade. From the magnificent wavy beach wall to Las Olas Boulevard, discover the best people-watching in South Florida.
Hallandale Beach has a wide array of outdoor sports from golf and swimming to boating and saltwater fishing. Visitors can enjoy beautiful stretches of beach and exciting nightlife. Take Hallandale Beach Blvd. east to A1A.
Enjoy views of the Hillsboro Lighthouse. Right next to the Lighthouse, the Hillsboro Inlet, where yachts enter, is home to the stone statue dedicated to the Barefoot Mailman. From 1885 until 1892 a mail carrier would make a seven-day journey, walking 68 miles from Palm Beach barefoot. Take Sample Rd. east to A1A.
The Broadwalk runs 2 1/2 miles up and down the sun-kissed oceanfront. Visitors can stroll along on foot or bike and find a great outdoor café to watch “man’s best friend” at the area’s favorite dog beach.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Three and a half miles of shoreline and 180 acres of lush gardens in the center of Fort Lauderdale, this park provides walking and nature trails from the beach to the park for biking, inline skating, picnicking, fishing and canoeing.
Family oriented and charming “beach village” vibe. One of the remaining locations in Florida where the three-tier natural coral reef is close enough to swim out for snorkeling or diving.
Named for the saltwater fish found exclusively in area waters and home to the annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival and Fishing Rodeo, the water on this stretch of coastline is some of the warmest and clearest in South Florida.
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Beach
Perfect for a day at the beach or a family picnic, this park provides an abundance of recreational activities. Surf fishing, canoeing, swimming, nature study, boating, and picnicking will keep the whole family busy!