Starting in the north at Pine Avenue and El Mar Drive and continuing south to Palm Avenue and El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308

The vibe

Quaint, romantic, laidback. Old Florida charm. No high-rises. On the beach, expect to see families, kids, couples and groups of friends.

See, feel

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea boasts 2.5 miles of beaches, which you can access from numerous parks and portals, each with its own allure. The sand is smooth and latte-colored, bordered by the blue ocean. It’s the Atlantic, so expect some waves, which will vary depending on tides, the wind, and offshore systems. Here’s a live webcam of the beach by Anglin’s Pier.

On or near the beach

Only 100 yards from the shore, an underwater wonder awaits: three living coral reefs, giving Lauderdale-by-the-Sea its nickname, “ Beach Diving Capital of Florida,” making it perfect for divers and snorkelers. Grabbing a drink or noshing on fresh seafood at Anglin’s Beach Café, nestled at the base of Anglin’s Fishing Pier, is a time-honored tradition that promises great ocean views. On the other side of the Pier, the  Aruba Beach Café welcomes visitors with tropical drinks, Caribbean fare, and live music and entertainment seven days a week.


El Prado Park offers a Mobi-mat, an extended nonslip, ADA accessible walkway from the park to the beach. The Mobi-mat can also provide a path for strollers or wagons filled with toys for a fun-filled beach playdate. Plus, it’s barefoot friendly, so you don’t have to worry about walking on hot sand.


Parks include El Prado Park, just east of Town Hall and the El Prado Parking Lot, equipped with a shower, benches, paved walkways, shaded Addy chairs and a grassy lawn; and Washingtonia Park, located at the intersection of El Mar Drive and Washingtonia Avenue, offering trees and benches. Here’s where you can discover more about the town’s parks, beach portals and their amenities , as well as a map to help you find your way.


No lifeguards; swim at your own risk.


Here’s  parking information and fees for Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. If you want to park in town, you can hitch a free ride to the beach on  Circuit-By-The-Sea’s electric shuttle. Download the app, or just wave down a driver.

Places to Remember