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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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“beach access”(28 reviews)
“walking trails”(22 reviews)
“paved road”(18 reviews)
Smack in the middle of the city is this 180-acre park, which offers a respite from city life with picnicking, camping, swimming and canoeing and a chance to tour the home of the generous man who donated his lovely estate to Florida.
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3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3313
+1 954-564-4521
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All reviews beach access walking trails paved road per vehicle rent a canoe mile loop intracoastal waterway entrance fee bike ride banyan trees watch the boats sunrise blvd across the street hugh taylor birch water taxi stop old florida segway tour
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a nice lunch a beach visit and a leisurely ride in a double kayak. The kids 8 and 12 had fun, it was more interesting than a pool and you have access to the beach. But, don't go after 4 PM with your...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Monica M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I think this Park is in the same area of Bonnet House. They are both next to the beach & either can be rented out for special events.There are concerts & other activities a few evenings a week .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Norm W
Reviewed 1 week ago

It as only $6 to park, which we thought was reasonable since you could spend the whole day here. We came to walk on some of trails, which weren't very well marked, but we managed to find our way. There's a trail that goes along...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Saluga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a great place to have some relaxing time or to do some fishing. We enojed our picnic in there, its a great place in a busy city where you can just hide from people. In the evenings its better to have with a bug...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JekaterinaE2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for a few hours and viewed the visitor's center and walked the hiking trails. There is a nice long walway along the waterway that is enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike_D28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great park at a reasonable price - $6 per vehicle, $2 per person and if you keep your receipt, you can come and go in and out of the park all day. Several picnic areas with BBQ grills and picnic tables with toilet facilities...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jim-Sue0327
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dragged my husband here to go birding with me. Except for a pair of ducks, all of the birds I saw at the park are birds I see at home in northern Virginia during the summer, so as a birder I was a bit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carusocm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s good place to go with your family when you don’t know what to do. we’ve enjoyed our visit there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melashw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed being on the edge of the intercoastal and watching the massive boats go by. We caught a glimpse of a few manatees and was awestruck by the magnificent mansions on the other side of the water.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sunny B
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Great park to run, walk or bike. Many paved or unpaved woodsy trails to choose from and well maintained.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AK47_13
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Petru V
November 16, 2018|
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Response from BjMOslo_Norway | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes I would say this park a good place. It cost to come by car, but not for just walking. The rearest free parking is. on the other side of the brigde, on the right side. Else, for just relaxing out ou the sun, why not... More
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November 9, 2018|
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Response from Pierre1999 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they tend to congregate every night near the Sunrise Blvd. part of the park where people feed them. (They shouldn't)....
September 12, 2018|
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Response from Trudy R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can rent them at the park's concession, which is called Park & Ocean.
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Natick, Massachusetts
Beach biking or biking at state parks near Pompano Beach (2 Replies)
Besides the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale, can anyone recommend any other parks or scenic areas near Pompano with paved paths? Looks like there is no biking (beach cruiser type) allowed on any of the beaches. We'll need some place that rents the bikes right on the premises. Thanks in advance.
February 10, 2018|
Response fromCTDesign|
Rentals are tough to come by. The bike lane along A1A is not as daunting as you might think, if you can find an easy way to rent. The ride from Pompano Beach to Boca Raton is quite pleasant. Shark Valley, in the Everglades offers an easy rental opportunity, but is some distance away.
Cleveland, OH
Suggestion for beach or things to do in Fort Lauderdale (3 Replies)
Hi, we will be flying in Fort Lauderdale with an 11-year-old boy. We will be staying north of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, by E. Sunrise Blvd. Looks like Aruba Beach Cafe will be our dinner place, should we stay in that session of the beach? We will have a rental car, so we don't mind driving a bit further if it has better beach? Also, please recommend things to do with an 11-year-old: Is Sawgrass Recreation Park airboat ride a good option? (we never ride on an airboard before) ...More
March 29, 2017|
Response fromobjets|
When ? What are some of his interests ? Likes ? Dislikes ? How far are you willing to drive ?
Georgina P
Wigan, United Kingdom
Las Olas Beach (7 Replies)
Hello I am planning on spending a few hours on Las Olas Beach on Christmas Eve . I am on a back to back cruise on the Eurodam. What is the best way to get to Las Olas beach from Port Everglades, uber or sun trolley? Or is it walkable? Where can you hire sunbeds and brolly from? Any recommendations for a restaurant for lunch on the beach? I don't eat meat but eat fish and shellfish or would I be better going to the beach at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, the sunbed and brolly...More
September 25, 2017|
Response fromobjets|
No idea what a “brolly” is, and I’m honestly not sure where Las Olas Beach is, I doubt locals refer to it as such. From the Port you’ll need a taxi or an Uber/Lyft.