Beaches to explore during Fort Lauderdale holidays

Posted on July 2, 2015 by Guest Writer
Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Fort Lauderdale holidays are ideal for relaxing on the beach as this part of Florida is home to some of the most perfect sandy stretches in most parts of the world.  So where are some of the finest beaches to explore while staying in Fort Lauderdale hotels?

Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale

Deerfield Beach

Deerfield Beach is the ideal spot for families as it hosts an award-winning cove within the area.  Here you can find Ski Rixen, one of the first cable water ski parks in America and is still an extremely popular destination to this day.

If you enjoy fishing then this is could be the beach for you; or maybe you would like to sample the wide range of open-air eateries to make the most of the sunshine and hot temperatures.

Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale

Dania Beach

With its award-winning “Blue Wave Beaches,” nature activities and proximity to Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Dania Beach is an appealing vacation spot. Particularly known for its busy fishing pier, Dania Beach is where to go for some of the freshest seafood to be found anywhere in the US.

Hillsboro Beach, Fort Lauderdale

Hillsboro Beach

The ideal pick if you are a nature lover as Hillsboro Beach is a particularly interesting place to visit if you want to see turtles nesting.

This beach is where you can enjoy the superb views of the Hillsboro Lighthouse, or appreciate the stone statue dedicated to the Barefoot Mailman who once walked through Broward County to Miami from Palm Beach, a 68-mile trip along the coast each week to deliver the mail.

John U Lloyd Beach State Park, Fort Lauderdale

John U Lloyd Beach State Park

One of the less developed beaches and located on the east coast of the US, an ideal place to try your hand at kayaking or watch diving pelicans; grill burgers on the beach or rent boats by the hour to make the most of this unspoiled spot.

Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale

Pompano Beach

Perfect for sports lovers, Pompano Beach is without a doubt one of the must-visit beaches in the area.  The annual Pompano Seafood Festival and Fishing Rodeo is perhaps a popular time to visit this part of Florida, but still has a lot to offer all year round, especially to anglers and divers.

Home to some of the clearest and warmest water of anywhere in South Florida, Pompano Beach is named after the saltwater fish that is only found in this part of the world.

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Hollywood Beach

Here is where part of the popular romantic comedy Marley and Me was filmed and is home to a dog beach which is a popular tourist attraction.

Hollywood Beach and the outdoor cafe is a charming spot for people watching, while a walk or bike ride along the Boardwalk is a great way to see the sights.  Nearby is the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, the ideal spot for a game of blackjack.

Lauderdale by the Sea, Fort Lauderdale


This may be arguably the heart of South Florida and a fantastic place to experience the way of life in the region.  Every Friday night, the single street of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea closes down for a session of unforgettable live music.

Hallandale Beach, Fort Lauderdale

Hallandale Beach

There are a huge range of outdoor sports to try out, with boating and salt-water fishing, golf and swimming and home to two of the most popular “racinos” in South Florida, Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino and the Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming Centre.

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Fort Lauderdale Beach is the ideal place to watch the world go by, perhaps with a fresh margarita in hand.  Boasting seven miles of beachfront, there are a whole host of marine pastimes to try out, from jet-skiing and snorkelling to boating and swimming.

A wide choice of stylish boutiques means Fort Lauderdale Beach is a great place to shop, and where better to try out that new swimsuit for the first time?