Lauderdale by the Sea

Looking for a sunny, family-friendly getaway for you and your kiddos? The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is located on the east coast of South Florida. Nestled between Fort Lauderdale and Pompano, This charming beachside town exudes Old Florida charm, with more than two miles of white sandy beaches to explore and activities for every member of the family to enjoy. Whether it’s playing in the sand or snorkeling right off the beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is the perfect family getaway you’ve been dreaming about. And the best part? There’s no car needed- everything is just a stroll away from your hotel.


Enjoy the ocean breeze with outdoor activities. Spend the day outdoors with the kids building sandcastles or rent some snorkel gear to see what kind of tropical fish and sea creatures you spot just off the beach. You can also surf, kayak, paddle board, skim, and kiteboard right from the Town’s shoreline.

If you are looking for a slower pace, don’t worry- the motto in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is “Relax… You’re Here.” Unplug, unwind, and soak up some salty ocean air.  Grab your newest read and relax in a colorful Adirondack chair in El Prado Park and Dunes Plaza or enjoy a soft breeze in Washingtonia Park where there’s shade and a shower to rinse off your little ones’ toys and sandy feet before walking “home.”

Head to the playground. Just across the street from the beach, right behind Town Hall, you’ll find a playground and basketball courts. Bathrooms are conveniently located in the park, just in case anyone needs to take a quick break.

Ride bikes around town. If you didn’t bring your bike, there are plenty of options to score some wheels. First, be sure to check with your hotel in Town to see if they offer complimentary bike rentals (many do!). You can also rent bikes from Pedrito’s Bike Shop on Commercial Blvd. or at the B-Cycle rental stand on A1A, just north of Commercial. Once you have your wheels, spend the day exploring. El Mar Drive is a favorite detour for A1A cyclists with its small hotels and condos lining the street – and breathtaking beach views. With 30 bike racks throughout Town, biking around and stopping at little shops and eateries is super easy.


By now, you’ve surely worked up an appetite from all the sandcastle building, ocean swimming, and biking, so grab a tasty meal or a sweet treat to go from one of the Town’s eclectic eateries (most are privately owned). From Caribbean, to Italian, French, Thai, and more,  the Town’s restaurants offer plenty of cuisine options and outdoor dining, kid-friendly menus, and grab-and-go options.

Lauderdale by the Sea


Strolling through town to our quaint shops for handmade jewelry, clothing, local art, housewares, and souvenirs is also easy with our walking map.


Stay at one of the open-air beachfront hotels and you will be digging your toes in the sand in no time. The Town’s low-rise hotels– many of which are literally on the sand – are perfect for vacationing with the family while maintaining a safe distance from others. Many have outdoor or covered lobbies and waiting areas, making it easy to catch the fresh ocean air while checking in or chatting with the staff.  Additionally, many feature poolside barbeque grills and in-room kitchenettes, and almost all are walking distance from the nearby grocery store, making it easy to relax in the clean comfort of your hotel.

Ready to book your trip to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea? Call the Visitor’s Center at (800) 921-2319.

Oh- and don’t forget to snap a few photos during your stay in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea! Tag the official Town Instagram and Facebook accounts at @DiscoverLBTS, use the hashtags #DiscoverLBTS and #LoveLBTS, and you could be featured on the Town’s feed.

And get ready to do what we do in our motto and “Relax, You’re  Here….”

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