Laced with 300 miles of waterways and 40,000 resident yachts, Greater Fort Lauderdale, also known as the Venice of America, welcomes you to the world of water.
You’re in good sands with 23 miles of Blue Wave beaches, an official certification given by the national Clean Beaches Council based on water quality and habitat conservation. For the Beach Chic, Fort Lauderdale has easy access to waterfront dining, shopping ,yachting, spas, arts and entertainment. Get out on the water with an exhilarating fishing or yacht charter. Experience a taste of the water lifestyle aboard a sightseeing cruise of Water Taxi along the Intracoastal and New River. Try a serene moonlit kayak excursion or gondola tour.
Hollywood’s 2 ½ mile oceanfront Broadwalk is action-packed with cyclists, bladders, strollers and café-goers. Adrenaline Junkies’ top shores are Dania Beach, home to John U. Lloyd State Park for nature hikes and kayaking, and Hallandale Beach popular for boating, deep sea fishing and thoroughbred racing. Zen Masters can reconnect along intimate ribbons of paradise in Hillsboro Beach and relax amid the old Florida charm of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The Kid-Approved set will say “yes” to a day of play at Pompano Beach, named after the fish and renowned for boating and diving, while Deerfield Beach serves up volleyball and free surfing and stand-up paddle lessons..
Greater Fort Lauderdale is one of the few areas in the world where both fresh water and salt water fishing are within 20 minutes of the angler. In addition to more than 200 fresh water species that can be caught in the county's lakes, there are deep water fishing fleets located in Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Dania Beach; and, each of the six cities that line the Atlantic coast plus four municipal piers. Pick your perfect strand. For more information on Greater Fort Lauderdale go to http://www.sunny.org/
Information provided by Kim Canter THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Photo By thepodger's (flicker)