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A1A between Las Olas and Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My boyfriend and I drove to Fort Lauderdale Beach for rest and relaxation. We picked a beautiful day to enjoy this beach. We packed deli sandwiches, chips and bottled water. We had a blast!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 47triplover
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the beach today. Really nice and not too crowded (Tuesday). Nice and clean with good signage about safety in the water Worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scotsman65
Reviewed yesterday

This beach is very wide and is well groomed. There is a lovely sidewalk that runs the length for strolls. Across the street you have a string of restaurants, hotels, and bars. Very relaxed, middle to upper class touristy area that feels safe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TweetieTravels
Reviewed yesterday

Very nice beach and a lot of bars around, whole area is near airport and city center, you can use lyft, uber.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MichalZvolanek
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

White clean sand. Beautiful people. Middle to upper middle class. People on scooters. People riding bikes. People on roller blades. All ages. Good restaurants and lively bar scene.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank melaniebR8237JM
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing special average beach with lots of beach goers and lots of onlookers. They need to do so clean up as there seems to be a lack of people cleaning up after they’ve finish their day at the beach.

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to walk around. In the early hours of the morning the place isn’t crowded and I got a nice swim. Water was delicious. Lots of place to eat or have coffee. I am an early riser. The sunrise is a truly awesome experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank josesD978KP
Reviewed 4 days ago

we stopped here to get a sample of the sand has a keepsake of all the beaches we've visited, the sand was warm to the feet and the water was a little cool, the lifeguard shacks were quite spread out in my opinion, the views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank freedoug
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I moved away due to my marriage. However, I just love coming home and watching the Sunrise every morning.... I give thanks to my higher power every Sunrise for giving me the blessing of growing up in one of the most beautiful places on earth!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank D1651TAjamesd
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We couldn’t come to Fort Lauderdale and not visit this beach. It is very, very long. The sand was not very clean and had lots of seaweed. It was also very difficult to find a parking space.

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 12, 2018|
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Response from GrayHawks | Reviewed this property |
it has been hit or miss. Try and visit the beach when the tide is going out and you get clear blue water, however when it is coming in you get a dark water and seaweeds. For the most part it is beautiful water and nice and... More
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Patty B | Reviewed this property |
Being a Miami native and having lived in Ft. lauderdale for 30 yrs, I can say that the storms when we lived there were usually in the afternoon and did not last long. In fact you could almost set your watch by their... More
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March 31, 2018|
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Response from ArinaU8 | Reviewed this property |
1.5 per ours ,no change if you put $2 in Fort laurdeayle ,the beach is dirty .
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Beach tent rules and parking (3 Replies)
My family will be traveling to the Fort Lauderdale area the week after Easter. I've read online that Fort Lauderdale does not allow the setup of three-sided sun shelters or beach tents on their beaches. Is this true? I am traveling with my two young daughters and would like to bring our three-sided sun shelter to have some shade throughout the day. Are there other beaches in the area that allow you to setup small shade shelters? Also where are the best places to park for Fort Lauderdale...More
November 24, 2015|
Response fromSpirit|
I don't know if they are legal, but wind can be strong at the beach and blow shelters down. I've seen umbrellas cartwheeling down the beach. Spirit
Enid, Ok.
Ft lauderdale beach resort and hotel and suites (3 Replies)
Has anyone stayed at the above resort?I have a reservation there and will be leaving on a cruise from there.
January 20, 2006|
Response fromNJDewd|
Is this the former Best Inn & Suites at 3711 Atlantic? It changed to something like that
Worth driving to Fort Lauderdale beach? (4 Replies)
We're here for 3 more days & so far we've gone twice to the beach in Sunny Isles, near Marco Polo hotel. My husband wants to go to the beach in Fort Lauderdale. We have a car and waze shows a half hour drive without traffic. I'm just worried about being stuck in traffic on the way back. Is the beach in Fort Lauderdale worth the drive? Anything else worth seeing there? Thanks in advance!
July 01, 2018|
Response fromjordansbulls|
Las Olas Blvd used to be my spot back in the day. It is worth going to if you want to be on the boardwalk there.