Just when it seems Florida’s art deco era, with its wide, palm tree-lined boulevards and low-slung high-rises, is gone forever, Hallandale Beach rises out of the sand and offers prime spots for a classic beach day. To experience Greater Fort Lauderdale in all its beachside glory, Hallandale Beach is a sure bet.
You can find Hallandale Beach is at the southern end of Greater Fort Lauderdale, just south of Hollywood.
South City Beach Park has easy and affordable beach-access parking, restrooms, outdoor showers, a children’s playground, and sand volleyball courts. It also has an outdoor pavilion available to rent, as well as two bocce courts that can also be reserved ahead of time. Start your day at the beach here for an easy access point and free public amenities.
Just a short walk away is North City Beach Park, home to the world-famous Beach Ball Water Tower. Designed by local artist Jim Weinberg, the water tower is the perfect backdrop for jealousy-inducing family photos and Instagram selfies. The park also features sand volleyball courts, restrooms, and outdoor showers. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sound of the surf or settle a score in sand volleyball.
For those interested in fishing and watersports, Hallandale Beach City Marina offers both annual leases and daily slips, meaning visitors to Greater Fort Lauderdale aren’t prevented from enjoying Hallandale Beach’s activities and amenities just because they’re arriving on a boat.
On the fourth Sunday of every month between December and April, South City Beach Park comes alive with the sounds of local musicians as part of its Beach Entertainment Series. Pull up a folding beach chair and enjoy the concessions at Café Cita on the Beach, serving a fully stocked bar and grill from 7 a.m. till sunset every day. Also look out for events popping up hosted by ETARU, from beach yoga to seasonal parties.
Those looking for a fine-dining experience without leaving the beach should consider ETARU, which offers indoor and outdoor oceanfront dining. With both fresh seafood items and wagyu beef grilled recipes, ETARU (pictured above) welcomes diners looking to eat local and travel the world through Japanese-inspired cuisine.
Just a short walk from the beach is Juniper on the Water (pictured below), offering elevated American and Mediterranean fare with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Come here for a change of scenery while still remaining close to the beach and water.
The perfectly located Beachwalk Resort offers everything its name implies, from stunning ocean views to resort-style service and easy walking access to sun and sand. With a contemporary design, the waterfront rooms offer all the comforts of home, including kitchens in all suites, in a chic setting that gives visitors easy access to both the beach and city amenities that Hallandale Beach possesses in abundance.