Situated between Miami and Palm Beach, Greater Ft. Lauderdale is a very popular destination due to its diversity, beauty and quaint areas. Each of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s eight beach towns has a personality all its own. Whether traveling with friends, a sweetheart, or the kids, you’ll find the ideal beach to suit your style
Embraced by the Atlantic Ocean, New River and a myriad of scenic inland waterways, Fort Lauderdale truly lives up to its designation as the “Venice of America.”
Whether you’re looking for a luxury resort or a more modest accommodation or anything in between, you’ll find the perfect place to stay in Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Enjoy the sunrise on beautiful Deerfield Beach, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s northern most award-winning, cove-like beaches and the destination’s family playground. This location offers you opportunities to enjoy sandcastle building, volleyball, water sports, shopping, dining at open-air eateries or fishing off the Deerfield Pier.
Hillsboro Beach is Greater Fort Lauderdale's Quiet Escape. Enjoy views of the Hillsboro Lighthouse and remember to watch your step, as the beach is popular with nature lovers who come to see the turtle nesting.
For those that think life is always a game, Pompano Beach's offers Sports of all Sorts. Named for the saltwater fish found exclusively in area waters the water on this stretch of coastline is some of the warmest and clearest in South Florida due to a bend in the Gulf Stream. Want to get off the beach? You can tee-it-up for a round of championship golf or place your bets and enjoy harness horseracing.
With a reputation as a Low-Key Get-Away, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, is a 1/2 mile wide hamlet which has that old fashioned, charming "beach village" vibe. This town is one of the only locations in Florida where the three-tier natural coral reef system is close enough for visitors to swim out for snorkeling or diving. Friday nights the one street that runs through this sleepy town is blocked off, a stage is erected and live music is enjoyed.
With its early 90's makeover from a college student Mecca to a tonier clientele complete, Fort Lauderdale is our original Beach Chic destination. From Lauderdale luxe properties dotting the skyline to Las Olas Boulevard for chic shopping and dining scene, Fort Lauderdale Beach has some of the best people-watching in South Florida. And don't forget to stroll, jog, or blade along the palm tree-fringed, brick-lined beachfront promenade. Click here for Fort Lauderdale beach safety information.
As the Hidden Gem of the area, Dania Beach is home to some of the prettiest and least crowded stretches of ocean in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Dania Beach Ocean Park has an impressive fishing pier where you can dine and enjoy panoramic views and scrumptious seafood caught just out of the ocean. Close by, John U. Lloyd Beach State Park is also a favorite destination for kayaking, swimming, picnicking or just cloud watching.
Hollywood Beach is home to the Broadwalk which runs 2 ½ miles up and down this sun-kissed oceanfront. Visitors can stroll along on foot or hop on a bike and find a great outdoor café to wile away the hours watching "man's best friend" run up and down the area's favorite dog beach. Hop aboard the trolley and head to Young Circle and Harrison Street, the epicenter of culture and cuisine in Hollywood. Take an art class during the day, stay for dinner and drinks, and then party the night away at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
At the southern end of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach offers a wide array of outdoor sports from golf and swimming to boating and salt-water fishing. Visitors can enjoy beautiful stretches of beach and exciting nightlife. Two of South Florida's premier "racinos" are located in Hallandale Beach - Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, home of the sport of kings, thoroughbred horseracing and the Florida Derby, and the Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming Center.