Fort Lauderdale Beach
- Type: Beaches
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Want a beautiful Florida beach without a crazy party scene? Fort Lauderdale beach awaits you. Here you'll find a calmer and less chaotic version of Miami Beach -- but which is still long on sugary sand and crystal clear water. There are still parties, but you're more likely to find reposing families.
The beach stretches for miles along Route A1A and offers chairs and umbrellas to rent for the day (there are also plenty of showers and restrooms along the beachfront). However, some recent travelers say the prices are quite high. One TripAdvisor user suggests buying and bringing your own beach equipment, "as the city runs ALL beach chair/umbrella concessions and their prices are STEEP; about $15/day for 1 cushioned lounge chair, $20/day for a beach umbrella. Not cool, Fort Lauderdale, not cool."
Backing the shoreline, the recently renovated promenade bustles with visitors looking to shop and dine in the many establishments along it; for a more peaceful experience, you might consider visiting the beach and environs in the morning. Just keep in mind that parking is limited near the shore.