Von Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is situated at 6503 N Ocean Dr, Dania Beach, FL 33004.


A historic, idyllic urban oasis celebrating nature and the outdoors. Escape the city and enjoy the sound of the surf at Von Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, a stretch of serene, pristine shoreline with a prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement. Today, everyone is welcome here. You’re likely to see families grilling up something delicious for a picnic just steps away from the beach; kids laughing in the waves; treasure hunters searching for colorful seashells; fishermen casting their lines; and perhaps snorkelers wading out to explore the water.

See, Feel

Sandwiched between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic, with a tidal waterway dividing it, this park promises two ½ miles of uncrowded beach. The coarse sand is a beautiful grey-brown color, and laden with shells, while the ocean’s hue changes depending on its mood—sometimes cobalt or navy, but other times a turquoise color. On the north end of the park, by the jetty, you can watch enormous cruise ships and barges arrive and depart from Port Everglades. Expect some waves, which will vary according to the tides, wind, and offshore systems.

On or Near the Beach

On the beach, you can swim; go for a stroll and search for shells; snorkel; and enjoy spectacular birdwatching. Scuba enthusiasts will appreciate the park’s simple shore dive on a reef teeming with sea life that includes tropical and sport fish, sharks and Florida lobster. Other park activities include boating, birding, fishing, hiking, biking and paddling.


Beach accessibility features include boardwalks to the beach and beach wheelchairs that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Inquire at the entrance station. In addition, Whiskey Creek Hideout, the environmental Education Center, marina, parking, picnic facilities and restrooms are all handicap accessible. Service animals are welcome in all areas of Florida State Parks.


Facilities at Von Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park include restrooms throughout the park; shower stations; a water fountain and refillable water bottle station; pavilions; and picnic areas, complete with tables and grills and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Whiskey Creek Hideout offers chair and umbrella rentals, kayak and paddleboard rentals, a full restaurant, limited picnic supplies, and ice.


No lifeguards are on duty; swim at your own risk. Visitors are reminded to pay close attention to the Warning Flag Signs posted at welcome stations and on the beaches. These flags indicate the swimming conditions at the beach.


You’ll find several large parking areas conveniently located throughout the park, but they can fill on holiday weekends.

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