A Quaint Family-Friendly Florida Beach Vacation

Our cute beachfront town, on the southeast coast of Florida, is the perfect family seaside vacation spot. With beautiful white sand beaches, low-rise hotels (literally on the sand!), shopping, and many dining options, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea invites you and your family to discover why our motto is “Relax, You’re Here.”

What Makes Lauderdale-By-The-Sea a Top Family Vacation Destination?

  1. Our small beach town is centrally located near Fort Lauderdale, just 20 min north of Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport
  2. Our relaxing, family-friendly beach atmosphere (no loud poolside DJ’s here!)
  3. No Car Needed – everything in our quaint Florida beach town is just a stroll away
  4. Many of the hotels in Town offer in-room kitchenettes, perfect for an easy seaside vacation

Family Activities, In and Around the Water

Recognized as “Florida’s Beach Diving Capital,” our quaint Florida town is teeming with marine life less than 100 yards off the white sand beach, making us one of the top beaches in Florida. The whole family can enjoy snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and paddle boarding right off our beaches. For more leisurely activities, picnic in our seaside parks, enjoy our centrally located playground, soak up the sun on the beach, or relax poolside. Of course, taking a stroll or fishing from the historic pier over the ocean is a wonderful family-friendly experience. We’re also a designated “Blue Wave Beach,” a distinction given to clean and environmentally responsible beach communities.

No Car Needed

You don’t need a car to enjoy our cute beach town – everything you need for your family beach vacation is conveniently located within a short stroll. Many hotels offer free bikes, and bike rentals are available, along with our free “around town” Pelican Hopper bus.

Designed for Family-Friendly Fun

Our public plazas are designed with relaxing in mind: sitting in comfortable Adirondack chairs taking pleasure in the kids (and grownups!) playing giant outdoor games, listening to live music at various restaurants year-round, or enjoying seasonal dance lessons, yoga classes, farmers’ market, and more. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is a small beach town filled with wonderful family-friendly experiences for all ages.

From the Ocean to the Intracoastal, It’s All Here

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is just a stroll from the Atlantic Ocean west to the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway. Along the way, you’ll find beautiful lots of old Florida charm, including marine sculptures, locally owned shops and eateries, as well as ice cream shops, and bakeries. Our Town Walking Map is a handy guide for your family’s visit to our small beachfront town.

We’re A Small Town, and We’re Staying That Way

We take pride in being different from our big city neighbors Fort Lauderdale and Pompano, exuding old Florida charm with our distinctive low-rise, mid-century modern architecture.

We’re a “flip-flop kind of town,” and we welcome you and your family to come relax and enjoy our beach life with us!

Our LBTS Visitor Center is ready to help you plan your next vacation!