Enjoy the Charm of Our Small Florida Beach Town
People always say vacationing in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea brings back fond memories of their childhood, and our town’s motto is “Relax,You’re Here!“ for many reasons:
WE’RE SO SMALL, NO CAR NEEDED
You don’t need a car to enjoy our charming beachfront town – everything you need for your beach vacation is conveniently located within a few steps of our low-rise hotels, vacation rentals, and other accommodations, all literally on the sand.
WE’RE A SMALL TOWN, AND WE’RE STAYING THAT WAY
We take pride in being different from our big neighbors to our north and south (Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach), exuding old Florida charm with our low-rise downtown building restrictions and predominantly mid-century modern architecture giving us a distinctive identity – and we embrace both of them as important features of our legacy and heritage.
We are a “flip-flop kind of town,” so throw a shirt over your bathing suit and enjoy the beach life – we are that kind of place!
FROM THE OCEAN TO THE INTRACOASTAL, IT’S ALL HERE
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea stretches from the Atlantic Ocean west to the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway, with beautiful marine sculptures along Commercial Boulevard. Here you will also find locally-owned and operated shops with artisan jewelry, clothing, and gift items, as well as bistro-style eateries, ice cream shops, and bakeries along the way. (See our Town Walking Map)
ANGLINS SQUARE IS DESIGNED FOR YOUR OUTDOOR ENJOYMENT
Our common areas have been designed with relaxing in mind: public plazas where you sit in Adirondack chairs and chat with your friends or people watch, take pleasure in kids (and grownups!) playing the outdoor games, enjoy live music at various restaurants all year long, as well as enjoy free seasonal dance lessons outside. We have made our beach town a wonderful family-friendly experience for all ages, and know you will have a great time while here.
FLORIDA DIVING AT ITS BEST – RIGHT OFF OUR SANDY BEACHES
Recognized as “South Florida’s Beach Diving Capital,” the Town’s shoreline is a mecca for scuba divers with coral reefs teeming with marine life less than 100 yards off the beach. It’s super easy to snorkel or dive right from our sandy beach and go nose to nose with fish, turtles, and lobsters (divers walking through Town is very common here) – and of course, fishing from our historic pier over the ocean is our most iconic place to visit.
THINGS TO DO IN OUR BEACH TOWN ON AND AROUND THE WATER
We are also designated a “Blue Wave Beach,” a distinction given to clean and environmentally-responsible beach communities. You can kayak, paddle board, skim and kiteboard right off of our beaches as well. For more leisurely activities, picnic in our seaside parks, soak up the sun on the beach or relax poolside at your low-rise hotel with the scented breeze reminding you of just how close you are to the ocean.
GETTING AROUND LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA
Now back to no car needed in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea – we offer bike rentals, our free “around Town” Pelican Hopper bus, and the Sun Trolley, which can take you to Fort Lauderdale beach, popular shopping spots, and connect you with other things to do in Fort Lauderdale and nearby.
We welcome you to come and relax with us, whether for a week or weekend and experience the beachfront charm and hospitality of our little town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.