Fort Lauderdale on Florida’s southeastern coast is known as a hallmark destination for its sensational warm-weather activities. Dubbed the “Venice of America” for its over 300 miles of inland waterways, Fort Lauderdale is equally well-loved by sun-worshippers for some of the best beaches to visit in Florida.
Water lovers come to spend warm sunshine-y days sailing, scuba diving, fishing, and cruising the inland waterways – and to party at night.
Up for a visit? Here’s the scoop on three of the best beaches to hit in Fort Lauderdale:
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Just a small distance away from Las Olas Boulevard, this chic Broward County darling of a beach takes pride in its exceptional coastline where luxurious yachts nestle right next to high-end restaurants and sidewalk bars. Stroll along the Beachfront Promenade and catch the most glorious sunsets.
Charter a sailboat to experience “A Day on the Water” on the Wind Pirate. With Captain Dan at the helm, this private excursion is perfect for travelers who want to spend a day out on the water, far from the crowds.
If a jet ski cruise is more your style, check out Jet Ski FL. Travelers with kids will find this one of the most amazing, child-friendly tours: Get to experience sightings of dolphins, sea turtles, tropical iguanas, manatees and other marine creatures.
There are loads of other ways to enjoy some fun in the water and on land. Fun Center Fort Lauderdale has something for just about everyone – rentals for waverunners, scooters, kayaks, and paddleboards and a whole lot more.
Hop on the Pompano Beach Water Taxi to pay a visit to the historical Hillsboro Lighthouse and explore the area’s waterways. If you prefer being in the water rather than on it, Pompano is also one of the most alluring spots for a day of snorkeling or diving at popular spots like Suzanne’s Ledge or the Shipwreck Park.
Pompano Beach is one of the best Florida beaches for families to relax, shop, and dine. Cast a line from the 1,000-foot-long municipal fishing pier. Grab the kids and spend the day at any of a number of beachside playgrounds, or grill up some fresh catch and have a picnic!
Anglers feel right at home fishing off-shore for the likes of Sailfish, Kingfish, swordfish, and marlin. You can even book a trip to the Bahamas – some fifty miles away – from this beach.
Florida’s been dubbed the “Fishing Capital of the World” because of places like Dania Beach on the East Coast.
Dania Beach is where the International Game Fish Association (IFGA) – the organization that keeps the most current world record for game fishing and angling – is located. Catch an IGFA-organized competition here, or join one yourself!
A relatively quieter beach than other beaches of the same caliber nearby, it’s always fun to enjoy some well-lighted night fishing on the Dania Beach Fishing Pier, which is open 7 days a week from 6 am to midnight.
After getting some surfing action at Dania Beach Ocean Park, why not go dine directly on the water? Gobble up the freshest melt-in-the-mouth lobster and other gustatory delights at Quarterdeck Dania Beach Pier.
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