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Fort Lauderdale’s Bevy of Brilliant Beaches

April 05, 2024

From the 1930s to the 1980s, Fort Lauderdale was a wild party place for students on Spring break, but that has since changed, and now the city (and its beaches) are attracting more families.

The city is an incredible getaway to glistening shorelines and vibrant seaside communities nearby. When you’re in the city to enjoy the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), be prepared for memorable beaches where you can meet underwater creatures, witness sea turtles nesting, and, if you wish, laze the day away.

Explore these five premier beaches in and around Fort Lauderdale for an unforgettable sun-soaked adventure:

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Fort Lauderdale’s main beach stretches for four miles and is one of the city’s most popular. The waters are crystal-clear and shallow, making them perfect for kids; the pristine sand is excellent for constructing castles. Moreover, this family-oriented zone boasts a vibrant selection of charming cafes, exciting entertainment spots, and unique stores.

Fort Lauderdale beach is one of the most popular in the city [Source:]

Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park – Dania Beach

Established in 1973, this beachside park has a virtually untouched coastal ecosystem. Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is named in honor of civil rights leaders who advocated for opening at least one beach accessible to African Americans. Although not as well-known as some of the best beach spots in Fort Lauderdale, this state park is still worth a visit. Free from the maddening crowds of beachgoers, this undeveloped and serene 250-acre barrier island features pristine shores and mangrove-lined waterways.

The natural and lovely Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park – Dania Beach [Source:]

Hillsboro Beach

This beach was named after the Earl of Hillsborough who received what is now the land of the town during the era when Florida was under British rule. Stretching for about three miles, the charming little beachside town lies between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic. Hillsboro Beach is a quaint community surrounded by unspoiled natural landscapes and remnants from bygone eras. Classic beach activities and various sea turtles await at this serene white sand stretch.

The serenity of Hillsboro beach [Source:]

Villa Helena 

One of the finest accommodations in Fort Lauderdale is Villa Helena. It stands as Fort Lauderdale's most iconic residence in the area. The waterfront villa has six spacious bedrooms, which comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests. The glass walls provide a distinctly modern look and beautiful views from every room of the house. The superbly designed home is fully equipped with stylish furnishings and a private elevator. The villa also includes a boat dock with a lift allowing for convenient access by boat. The outdoor pool and jacuzzi with outdoor furnishings are perfect for enjoying the summer days. For those inclined towards a more active stay, the villa offers a putting green, which is ideal for golf lovers, as well as a small basketball court and a fully equipped fitness room. 

Villa Helena

North Ocean Park Beach – Pompano Beach

About half an hour away from the heart of the city is one of the prettiest beaches in Greater Fort Lauderdale, North Ocean Park. This beach has the best views of Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse amid the colorful kites of kite surfers in the background. Boasting warm crystalline waters, fewer crowds, and lovely views, North Ocean Park may be lesser known; but solitary beach lovers prefer it that way. Swimmers, sunbathers, snorkelers, kite surfers, and anglers are particularly fond of this vibrant stretch of paradise.

Conditions are ideal for kite surfing at Pompano Beach [Source:]

Villa Talulla

In the luxurious Nurmi Isles, you will find the glamorous Villa Talulla. Situated in a tranquil neighborhood near Las Olas Boulevard, the waterfront residence provides an exclusive and private stay with captivating panoramic views. The stylish five bedrooms can accommodate up to ten guests. The sleek modern design and the double-height ceilings ensure comfort in the spacious villa. The fully equipped kitchen is a culinary enthusiast’s dream, furnished with exceptional appliances. The marvelous garden oasis includes an outdoor heated pool, as well as a jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing days in the sun. The garden is also fully equipped with everything needed for outdoor dining as well as a boat dock. The modern luxurious Villa Talulla provides a perfect private residence while also being near Fort Lauderdale’s famous beaches. 

Villa Tallula

Hollywood Beach

Sandwiched between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, this sandy stretch is one of the best beaches near Fort Lauderdale, particularly for those seeking a glamorous Old Florida feel. Hollywood Beach has all the ingredients of a pleasant, bustling escape. The beach also has some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale, owing to its oceanfront bars, restaurants, and year-round events. Paying homage to Hollywood’s Golden Age, this beach is also home to a renowned 20s-era boardwalk offering nostalgic fun. Expect old-school concerts and playgrounds for energetic children too.

Hollywood Beach and its amazing boardwalk [Source:]

Our goal at LVH is to make each vacation experience magical no matter where you’re traveling or why such as to attend a special event like FLIBS. With LVH, not only will you be staying in a phenomenal home, but we will also plan a wonderful customized itinerary for you reflecting only things you would love to do. We understand your time is a cherished commodity, and you won’t be wasting a single moment doing anything you wouldn’t enjoy. We invite you to reach out to one of our client relations professionals to get your Florida vacation plans started.


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