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Fort Lauderdale Beach

Central Beach, Fort Lauderdale
189 Tips and reviews
  • beach
  • scenic views
  • people watching
  • margaritas
  • seafood
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  • Carl K.
    Carl KruseSeptember 28, 2016
    Nice beach within walking distance to hotels and shops. You can see coconut trees and palm trees. Sea water is crystal clear. They have chairs and umbrellas for rent if you want. I loved Fort Beach.
    Upvoted May 5
  • Seasons 52
    Seasons 52July 26, 2013
    Besides laying on the beach, you can also go parasailing, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Tons of great shops and restaurants around the area you must explore.
    Upvoted May 26
  • Valerie G.
    Valerie GoodfellowAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Please watch out for the baby sea turtles and nesting mothers. It is illegal to touch or take flash photos of either white lights are prohibited on the beach Feb-Oct so bring a red flashlight
  • Paula S.
    Paula SantosMarch 23, 2013
    If you want to people watch then you should park yourself near Las Olas Blvd. If you want a more quiet Beach head on up near Sunrise Blvd. Love it either way.
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HortonAugust 14, 2015
    Make sure to stop by the Q shop! There are some extremely unique apparel options there, and if you check-in they'll throw in a 10% off discount! Show them my four square.
  • Rafael P.
    Rafael PineiroSeptember 1, 2013
    I'm an idiot for not coming here at least once a month. The water is clear. The sand is super nice. And tip: easy access by parking first public parking by Bahia Mar.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KilcoyneSeptember 2, 2012
    Best spot on the beach for large parties. It's first come first serve so come early! There is a playground there as well. By far the best family spot
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JurczynskiJune 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    $1.50 per hr parking... right next to beach but farther away from restaurants. A lot cheaper parking & very peaceful :)
  • Amber G.
    Amber GuildnerJanuary 22, 2014
    An all day pass for the city bus is only $4. Grab lunch at one of the fine restaurants on las olas blvd and catch the bus down to the beach so u don't have to deal with parking or a lot of walking
  • Joan C.
    Joan CartwrightJuly 24, 2010
    After a nice cool beer, get in your car and turn right at the Dive Bar corner and head for the best beach on the planet just below the Pelican Hotel where they have terrific food in the restaurant. Read more
  • Caio S.
    Caio SilvaOctober 9, 2014
    Very nice beach with a lot bars and places to eat. Also beautiful and very gorgeuos view.
  • Solavei M.
    Fort Lauderdale Bahia Mar yatching center host the world largest international boat and yacht shows, this spectacular event happens in october hosting some of the biggest names in boast and yachts.
  • Valerie G.
    Valerie GoodfellowJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Please be aware of sea turtle nests marked off by caution tape there are baby sea turtles growing underground. When walking at night keep an eye out for nesting mothers and do not disturb them
  • Mariesther S.
    Mariesther SifuentesOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice beach, warm water, and there's not much people as in South Beach in Miami, I really enjoyed here!
  • Robin L.
    Robin LeighbuchananOctober 18, 2012
    Wonderful sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, perfect for visitors, and for locals like me to relax, and enjoy the beauty around us.
  • Kimberly M.
    Kimberly MenaDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you are here by 11 am for prime parking. When you're hungry make sure to stop by Sonic Beach to grab a bite
  • Valerie G.
    Valerie GoodfellowAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Please watch for nesting turtles Feb-Oct! Do not go near the nesting mothers or their nest disturbing either is a felony. No white lights are allowed on the beach at night so bring a red flashlight
  • Dale N.
    Dale NicholsDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When position yourself for working on your tan take in consideration how the building shadows will block your afternoon sun!
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JurczynskiApril 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great walking, restaurants and shops for about 2 miles on Las Olas. *Dog Friendly
  • Paulo C.
    Paulo CastroJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It is a great beach during weekdays, but it can get a bit crowded during the weekend. Don't even try it during Spring Break
  • Ozy O.
    Ozy OzyMay 15, 2014
    the beach is very long,clear and white sands..quite beach .is not like miami.but they are many restaurants around..good margaritas afternoon:)
  • Ana R.
    Ana RodriguezJanuary 22, 2013
    Don't go right in front of Beach Place, go a block south in front of RokBar and you'll have more space
  • Rajlaxmi S.
    Rajlaxmi SoramOctober 20, 2014
    Very....beautiful place..and I really enjoyed the cool sea breeeze in evening...simply the best.!!!
  • Kevin & Christy H.
    Go check out the. sunrise on the beach....wear your swim trunks. You might be tempted to take a dip...or just go "commando" like me!
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 29, 2010
    This beach has a beach wavewall – a flowing, swirling beach wall that extends two miles along the central portion of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesDecember 23, 2014
    Beautiful beach. Still some work to do after Sandy but still great for families or whoever.
  • iLove F.
    iLove FOLAJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go South from here to all the major bars and clubs on the strip. Go North for the low key cool local spots.
  • Didi U.
    Didi UPAugust 11, 2015
    the beach is nice and the street in front is full of restaurants and bars. perfect for partying.
  • Luis P.
    Luis P.July 24, 2015
    44 dollars 2 chairs and the umbrella for the whole day! That's amazing!
  • Rob D.
    Rob DJanuary 5, 2012
    Great beach but you have to move north to the life guard stand after about 4 to avoid the shadow cast by the Ritz.
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney ConklinMarch 19, 2016
    Beautiful beach with lots of authentic restaurants. Really great place to stay!
  • Marissa L.
    Marissa LMay 18, 2012
    If you're here for more than one day, buy your own chair and umbrella. Otherwise you get taken to the cleaners on chair and umbrella rentals
  • Andoni M.
    Andoni Molina-BlancoNovember 23, 2013
    Best beach around Miami area. Good services, less crowded, great waves.
  • Hans M.
    Hans MFebruary 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you come with your significant other, bring your sunglasses! Lots to see here! ;-)
  • Rashad
    RashadMay 14, 2014
    Like I said before and will say it again! Ft. Lauderdale Beach is the best one ever! Once you get that you'll say WOW ;)
  • Michele A.
    Michele Arlotta PorrecaApril 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing!! Could not of asked for a more perfect day for a Concert right in the Ocean.
  • Cari
    CariDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Clean, well maintained beach. Very shelly though so bring shoes
  • Dave K.
    Dave KoganJune 29, 2013
    So beautiful from the shade of the outdoor deck of Starbucks!
  • Greg B.
    Greg BrombergJanuary 25, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Jogging up and down the main beach section is about 6.50 miles. Get 'er done!
  • Steve T.
    Steve ThorntonJanuary 22
    Great beach! Lots of good shops around the ocean front!
  • Malcom B.
    Malcom BenitesFebruary 24, 2013
    Plant yourself in front of Rock Bar on Sundays and listen to the house music thump all the way to the shoreline.
  • Cris C.
    Cris CubaMarch 4, 2014
    Arrive before 11 during spring break and you will find a spot easily.
  • Bob G.
    Bob GreenbergOctober 28, 2016
    Great area. Lot's of bars and restaurants right by the ocean.
  • John K.
    John KaoAugust 21, 2015
    Great for families and not crazy like the South Beach Miami scene.
  • Metro O.
    Metro OwlJuly 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a photo booth by the elevators on the first floor of Beach Place! You can easily fit 4 people in there. :-)
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁January 3, 2015
    Beautiful scenic view beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Kim F.
    Kim FellJanuary 26, 2012
    beautiful beach just off the main strip, perfect for a little time in the sun :)
  • Laura
    LauraJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come after school or on the weekends and it becomes quite easy to score a free brew or two from the local beach bums
  • Pedro B.
    Pedro BrandaoDecember 27, 2013
    Great Beach, very clean as well, enjoy...
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CrawfordNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Across the street from Marriott Beach Place Towers is a great place to relax and catch some rays
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