beaches

In Greater Fort Lauderdale, we brag about our beaches - and for good reason. With 23 miles of Atlantic coastline, eight cities have a unique stretch of beach to call their own. Each has its own personality and quaint surrounding communities with restaurants, four-star hotels or mom-and-pop lodging, attractions, and one-of-a-kind shopping - or plenty of space to sit and do nothing at all. One tour of our unique beach communities and you'll discover why we're able to cater to so may different audiences.


Deerfield Beach has casual beachfront eateries popular with locals and visitors for lunch, dinner, drinks and dancing. This beach also is one of five in Greater Fort Lauderdale that's Blue Wave Certified by the Clean Beaches Coalition.


Hillsboro Beach, home to the most powerful lighthouse on the eastern seaboard - and some of the luxurious homes in Broward County.


Pompano Beach, self-proclaimed "Florida's Warmest Welcome," is popular with fans of picnicking, sun-worshiping, surfing and sport-fishing. This beach also is one of five in Greater Fort Lauderdale that's Blue Wave Certified by the Clean Beaches Coalition.


Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is most famous as the "shore dive capital" of South Florida. Bring, buy or rent your snorkeling or Scuba gear and enjoy vibrant near-shore reefs. Or just bring a towel to relax on the beach, or walking shoes to explore area restaurants and shopping. This beach also is one of five in Greater Fort Lauderdale that's Blue Wave Certified by the Clean Beaches Coalition.


Fort Lauderdale, timeless - even before it came to be known as "Where the Boys Are." The epitome of beach chic style, its refreshingly low-keyed friendliness appeals to all walks of life. This beach also is one of six in Greater Fort Lauderdale that's Blue Wave Certified by the Clean Beaches Coalition.


Dania Beach with its antique shops and John U. Lloyd State Park [http://www.floridastateparks.org/lloydbeach/], a favorite destination for recreation enthusiasts or port watchers who walk the jetty at Port Everglades to watch the boats, yachts and ships come and go.


Hollywood, sports a retro-cool Broadwalk where you can dine in open-air cafes, bike or blade along the promenade or swim in the welcoming waters. This beach also is one of five in Greater Fort Lauderdale that's Blue Wave Certified by the Clean Beaches Coalition.


Hallandale Beach, is home to beaches, beachfront hotels - and Gulfstream Park.