A day at the beach is the highlight of summer. The shore is technically a big sandbox with shells and the waves are much more enjoyable than any dull pool. If you’re in Florida for the summer months, don’t forget to stock up your cooler, pack your towels and bring your sunscreen because days at the beach is what South Florida is all about!
Check out these beaches if you’re wondering which stretch of beach would be most enjoyable for you and your family!
Open seven days a week, this is the ideal spot for a picnic. The picnic area is equipped with grills, tables and restrooms but these are available on a first come, first-served basis. Fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway is one of the favourite pastimes of many park visitors as well as swimming. And finally, the nature trails are some of the most interesting in this part of the state!
With some of the best beaches in the United States, Delray Beach attracts beachgoers from near and far to its stunning coastline. The beach is perfect for playing beach games such as volleyball and football. For those who don’t want to get wet, they can visit the unique galleries or boutiques on Atlantic Avenue by day or enjoy dining and entertainment at night. The Luna Rosa Café is one of the most sought after sidewalk cafes and Boston’s on the Beach is popular for its positive atmosphere of good food, fun and live music.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Boynton Beach boasts the ideal weather for outdoor activities. Families can simply take a stroll while taking in the sights and sounds of the national Wildlife Refuge, go diving at Underwater Explorers and just take advantage of the many parks that line the Intracoastal. But for fishers and divers, the Boynton Inlet is one of the most famous fishing and diving spots in the county.
The golden sand at Deerfield Beach makes it an over sized playground for kids. This beach is simplicity at its best but families keep this at the top of their list thanks to the absence of cigarette boats, jet skis and alcohol, providing a fun and wholesome environment for the entire family! There are also lots of good restaurants to be enjoyed before or after your time at the beach.
The chance to see Fort Lauderdale from the top is what sets this beach apart. Visitors get a chance to experience a bird’s eye view of the city from the Hillsboro Lighthouse built in 1907. A popular attraction, the black and white tower is a must-see as well as the Barefoot Mailman statue which pays tribute to the 19th century mail men who walk shoeless along the shoreline doing their duty of delivering mail to the coastal neighborhoods.
This is a neat place for those wanting to experience the thrill of a fish pulling against their line. Boasting of clear waters, Pompano Beach is popular with anglers and divers. Inland, visitors who want to remain dry can find plenty of enjoyment with the different golf courses.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Truly picturesque, this community brings to mind the old South Florida charm of generations past. The ice cream shop has generous scoops, the sandwich shop cooks to order and the streets close every Friday night for live music. A coral reef could be located a few hundred yards away giving it ample enjoyment for snorkelers and divers.
If it’s stylish boutiques and beachfront promenades you’re looking for, then Fort Lauderdale Beach will prove to be a nice fit. It’s a great place to buy beachwear while the option to sip margaritas and spend a lazy afternoon watching people go by is always a good choice. Although it draws in lots of visitors, seven miles of beachfront ensures there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their favourite beach activities such as swimming, jet skiing or just playing on the sand!
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
One of the least crowded beaches in Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach is popular for its fishing pier. It’s also a romantic place to watch the scarlet sunset while dining on fresh seafood!
Kayaking is the most popular activity in this beach but those who don’t have the energy or desire for paddling find enjoyment watching diving pelicans and grilling burgers on the beach. Boats can also be rented by the hour at the Lloyd State Park where locals come to bodysurf and fish along its undeveloped beach.
A great afternoon activity here is to rent a bicycle and tour the two and a half mile boardwalk in Hollywood Beach. If you’re tired, park your bikes at one of the many al fresco cafes and enjoy the relaxing views of the ocean. If you’re a nocturnal party person, visit the Hard Rock Café Hotel and Casino for some late night fun!
Deep sea fishing, golf and boating are some of the highlights when visiting Hallandale Beach. Popular with outdoor enthusiasts, visitors never run out of things to do.
Just less than an hour away from Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach is the ideal beach spot with trendy shops, sunbathers and round-the-clock night life. It’s the perfect place when you want to swim all day and party all night in Miami Beach or South Beach.
If you’re planning on staying in South Florida for the rest of summer, remember to get in touch with the Great Florida Homes Team for listings of vacation homes. Who knows… the South Florida lifestyle might just be what your family needs!
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