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Ft. Lauderdale Beach

Florida

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Unbeatable Beach Town

What was once known primarily as a Spring Break destination has shaken off the stereotype and rebranded itself as a world-class beach town offering much more than a spacious beachfront and sunny skies.

Ft. Lauderdale Beach makes full use of its natural resources—white sands and turquoise waters—as well as its man-made benefits, like oceanfront dining, a beachfront promenade and a chic, laid-back vibe that some other busy Florida beaches could only wish to emulate.

Amenities

If lounging all day sipping margaritas or mojitos is your thing, pay a few bucks and rent a chair and umbrella to shield you from the Florida sun, or simply lay your towel near one of the towering palms that dot the beach.

If you’re feeling more social, this beach has it all—volleyball courts, grills for barbecuing, a basketball court, picnic tables and even a playground where the kids can wear themselves out.

Eat, Drink, Swim, Be Merry

Luckily, the water here stays relatively shallow for quite a ways offshore. Take the chance to swim, boat, jet-ski or snorkel in the clear waters.

When hunger strikes, wander up and down the AIA road and browse the selection at the sidewalk cafes and eateries.

Though it’s true that the party atmosphere rises a few notches when Spring Break is in town, for the most part, the city retains a breezy, calm attitude for most of the year.

Ft. Lauderdale Beach at a Glance

City:Ft. Lauderdale

Country or State:Florida

Length of Beach:7 miles

Access:By car, taxi, bus, trolley, on foot

Best time to visit:November to April - best weather

High Season:November to April

Low Season:May to October

Facilities:

  • Bars, restaurants, shopping on AIA
  • Chair and umbrella rentals
  • Lifeguards
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • Golden sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Special Events:

  • Spring Break