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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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“beach access”(28 reviews)
“walking trails”(21 reviews)
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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 rent a canoe mile loop intracoastal waterway entrance fee bike ride banyan trees watch the boats sunrise blvd hugh taylor birch across the street water taxi stop old florida segway tour the atlantic ocean
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Reviewed 3 days 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to have a small slice of natural habitat left in this city. Great place for picnics or running. 2 mile loop that you can do forward, backward, on trail off trail so vary it up and you can get a long run in. Very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank simobarry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great walking, biking. places to picnic. Enjoy some live music at the bar/small eatery then cross the street to the beach. A really nice park.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MedfordMA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we have stayed beside this park, we had never thought to use it. This time we walked throughout it and ended up with a cold drink in their restaurant area.Very well maintained area and lots of diversity from water to thick brush. Could...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sealadyCanada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to hang out if you like being around dogs. Grab a golf cart shuttle and let the park ranger will give you a guided tour. $2 gets you in, but not required for entry to the restaurant. Beer and wine available for purchase...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tonto6352
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for some exercise but nothing really outstanding about the park. Can rent kayak or canoe is you want to go out into the small canal they have on one side.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dennis S
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This park was right across the road from our hotel. We spent part of the afternoon walking the trails and seeing the variety of trees and plants. Although we did not this this, kayaks are available for rent here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elaine R
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Much larger than it appears from the outside. Worth the time, very tropical and quiet. There are a number of things to do there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank draspanish
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Spent a really nice Saturday morning exploring this state park! I liked that there was plenty of parking and the maps clearly outlined the trails. I also saw a ton of wildlife. The key is to go by yourself and not make noise, then you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nonfictionexpedition
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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 Judith R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do!! I believe you can either do in the lake or ocean.... for sure in the 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.