Source: Travelweek | Published: September 5, 2023 | Reporter: Multiple Travelweek Editors
The area’s 24 miles of golden beaches and 300 miles of scenic waterways also provide unforgettable nature encounters with the chance to see dolphins, manatees and more. Scuba divers can explore the largest collection of warm-water wrecks in the Western world, where thousands of fish and other creatures abound. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Hollywood beach are the only beaches in the continental USA where one can dive or snorkel among living coral reefs just 100 yards off the beach. Boating, standup paddleboarding and kayaking are other popular ways to get a fascinating view of nature, and there are plentiful charters and eco-tours offered throughout this water wonderland.