Fort Lauderdale's Spectacular Beaches Focus on the Balance of People and Nature

Ask anyone coming to Fort Lauderdale and it's all about the beaches. They're legendary. They appear on postcards, in movies and the internet. From kids to college students to newlyweds to movie stars, Ft. Lauderdale beaches have seen them all. For you, if you are planning the perfect vacation day soaking up the sun, playing in the sand, or swimming in the ocean, then our Fort Lauderdale guide is just what you need. Our 10Best list highlights the best places to soak up the sun, with Fort Lauderdale Beach being a favorite of our editors and readers. But if you're more interested in seeing nature up close and personal on unspoiled coastlines, then plan a day at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, or the refined Hillsboro Beach. Families especially love the popular playful sands of Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, where sun worshippers and the playful at heart gather for the full Florida experience. For the visitor who not only wants the sun, the fun and the ocean as well as convenient shopping and dining, it's off to the famous Hollywood Beach with its Broadwalk and endless fun. And, of course, for those whose ideal day on the beach means rest and relaxation, surrounded by hushed tropical breezes and swaying palm trees, then it's off to Hallandale Beach or the tranquil Dania Beach. So the turn off the laptop and the cell phone, pack your beach attire, and get ready for a relaxing day of taking in rays.










Hallandale Beach


Don't be distracted by South Florida's endless development and seemingly extinct natural terrain. It's not all high rises and Oceanside estates. There are some select places that resume their natural state for all to enjoy. Hallandale Beach is...  Read More

Pompano Beach
North Ocean Park


Lauded by many as the most breathtaking of all Greater Fort Lauderdale beaches, North Ocean Park's coastline is simple seaside beauty at its best. With its entrance conveniently located at Northeast 16th Street off of A1A in Pompano Beach,...  Read More

Dania Beach


Truly Americana at its finest and home to some of the region's most gorgeous and secluded sandy stretches, Dania Beach, Florida is a family-friendly, small-town beach sprinkled with lush palms and sandwiched between gently-sloping dunes and the...  Read More

Hollywood Beach


One of the region's most beloved seashores, Hollywood Beach, Florida draws visitors and residents from far and near. Boasting miles of clean, beautiful coastline surrounding the famous 1920s-era Broadwalk, a popular attraction that runs 2-1/2...  Read More



The quaint seaside village of Lauderdale By The Sea, with a reputation as a Low-Key Get-Away, is set on a picturesque barrier island where the only sounds are the soothing rush of waves and the occasional shout of excitement from lucky fishermen...  Read More

Pompano Beach


Because of a bend in the Gulf Stream, Pompano Beach, Florida boasts some of the warmest and clearest water in South Florida, satisfying even those beachgoers known to toe-test the water and then head straight back to their sun-drenched towels....  Read More

Deerfield Beach


Award-winning Deerfield Beach, Florida is a cove-like paradise with 3,000 feet of sparkling shoreline. The beach is vast and tranquil, perfect for romantic retreats or family getaways, but there are also plenty of activities for bold beachgoers....  Read More



With spectacular views of the 1907-era Hillsboro lighthouse, the most powerful light on the east coast, Hillsboro Beach is among the most tranquil of all Fort Lauderdale beaches. This pristine, isolated seashore is the perfect place to escape...  Read More

John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
Photo courtesy of John U. Lloyd Beach State Park


Not all of the beaches in South Florida sizzle with crowds of beautiful people. Visitors seeking peaceful, uncrowded beaches adore this Fort Lauderdale area sanctuary set on an unspoiled 251-acre barrier island. Located just north of Dania Beach...  Read More



This beach chic destination is one of Broward County's exceptional Blue Wave Beaches. The world-famous Fort Lauderdale beachfront boasts four miles of publicly accessible coastline backed by a colorful array of exclusive shops, inviting sidewalk...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale