One of the world's premiere beaches, it has long been a favorite. Seven miles of spectacular sand, sun and warm waters, are augmented with shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues.
A flowing Wave Wall provides an elegant barrier between the golden sand and the brick-paved promenade. The walkway is lined with palm trees, and offers a picturesque setting to stroll, jog, rollerblade or bike.
It is clean, uncluttered with warm sands and turquoise waters. Beach goers can enjoy swimming, boating, wind surfing, volleyball and jet skiing - or, just relax in the warm Florida sun. Life guards are on duty throughout the year. It is designated as a Blue Wave Beach - an award to those that have met standards for cleanliness, water quality, habitat preservation and other criteria.
Much of Florida has a casual ambience, but Ft. Lauderdale adds a bit of sophistication. Within walking distance, or a short drive, are many nightclubs and entertainment venues. While many are accessible to the average visitor, others are exclusive and frequented by the most affluent jet setters and the rich and famous.
The Strip is very popular section on highway A1A between Los Olas and Sunrise Boulevards. This "strip" features restaurants, sidewalk cafes and nightclubs.
The area has an extensive and intricate network of canals and waterways. With its 165 miles of navigable waterways, it is often referred to as the Venice of America. Enjoy one of the river cruises, or take a water taxi for a different experience in transportation.
For more information about the area, see our Fort Lauderdale page.