Fort Lauderdale beaches that you and your kids will love.
By Jana Seitzer
If you’re looking for Fort Lauderdale beaches for families while planning your Florida vacation, there are several great options in the area, depending on the type of beach you’re looking for. Check out these family-friendly, Blue Wave Certified beaches.
Deerfield Beach is one of the best beaches in the Fort Lauderdale area. Known for its rocky shores nestled amidst cove-like beaches, Deerfield Beach offers great surfing waves for you and your older kids. With nine lifeguard stands lining the beach, your younger children can swim at ease.
Club Lux Resort By The Beach (Photo: booking.com)
If you are spending your vacation at Deerfield Beach, you should definitely stay at Club Lux Resort By The Beach. Club Lux Resort By The Beach is 8.9 kilometers from Pompano City Centre and 5.6 km from Mizner Park. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is 37 kilometers from the hotel and is the closest airport.
Fun amenities for the whole family: This resort offers family rooms as well as a BBQ for visitors. The hotel offers its visitors room service, a business center, and baggage storage. The lodging comes with a deck that offers a fantastic view. Each accommodation at Club Lux Resort By The Beach is furnished with towels and bed linens.
Convenience and comfort: A flat-screen TV, a closet, a safety deposit box, and a private bathroom with a shower are all amenities that the hotel will provide its visitors in its air-conditioned rooms. A kitchenette with an oven, a burner, and a toaster are included in certain rooms.
Entertainment and proximity: Within 600 meters of Deerfield Beach and 700 meters of South Inlet Park Beach, Club Lux Resort By The Beach in Deerfield Beach offers accommodations with a garden, free WiFi access throughout the building, and free private parking for those traveling by car.
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If fishing is on your list of Fort Lauderdale beach activities, you’ll definitely want to head to Pompano Beach. Its 1,000-foot Municipal Pier is great for fishermen of any age and is open 24 hours a day. With over 1,000 yards of beachfront access, you can spend the day with your family and barbecue at the grills, picnic at nearby tables or enjoy the playground.
Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach (Photo: booking.com)
If you want to make your stay at Pompano Beach a time to remember, Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach is just what you need. Hampton Inn Pompano is located 2.4 km from Pompano Pier and 4.2 km from Pompano City Centre. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is 17 kilometers from the resort and is the closest airport.
Great for business trips: The facility features a 24-hour front desk, a business center, and a fitness center. On-site laundry facilities are also provided.
Totally convenient: A microwave, compact refrigerator, and coffee machine are provided in each guestroom. Every lodging also comes with a private bathroom.
Close to where the fun is: The Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach is situated at Pompano Beach, 2.1 kilometers from Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and features an outdoor pool and fitness center that are open all year. On-site private parking is cost-free.
Hallandale Beach offers over 4.5 acres of beachfront parks, complete with lifeguards for your family’s safety. Calm waters and clean beaches make this a great family beach.
Richard’s Motel Extended Stay (Photo: booking.com)
In addition to all the fun that Hallandale Beach can offer, Richard’s Motel can give you the comfort you desire during your vacation.
All the entertainment is near: The property is set 13 km from Hard Rock Stadium, 15 km from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and 15 km from Broward Convention Center. Broward Center for the Performing Arts is 19 km away and the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is 20 km from the hotel.
Convenient for your family: Situated in Hallandale Beach, within 2.7 km of North City Beach Park and 2.8 km of Hollywood Beach, Richard’s Motel features accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive.
If you and your family are interested in a placid beach with nature and great views, Hillsboro Beach is the place for you. This regularly quiet beach offers views of the Hillsboro Lighthouse and is often home to nesting sea turtles.
Royal Flamingo Villas (Photo: booking.com)
For couples, families, and business travelers, staying at Hillsboro Beach can be made special if you chose Royal Flamingo Villas – a fun location with a BBQ area and an outdoor pool. A private beach and villas with complete kitchens are also included.
Eight kilometers separate the resort from the Hillsboro Pines Golf Course and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The resort features boat docking areas and beach tiki houses along with nicely planted grounds.
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Dania Beach boasts a famous fishing pier, which offers your family another fishing destination daily from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Wyndham Garden Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port (Photo: booking.com)
Dania Beach can become your dream destination if you choose the right resort to stay. In our opinion, an unmatching choice is Wyndham Garden Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port. The hotel has desks in each of the rooms so you can enjoy the view of your lifetime there!
All-in-one fun option: In Dania Beach, Wyndham Garden Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a bar. The 3-star hotel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private bathrooms, as well as a communal lounge.
Extremely convenient: Wyndham Garden Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port is located 7 km from Broward Convention Center, and 8.1 km away from the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. The facility has a complimentary airport shuttle service, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is 5 kilometers away.
Great for a business trip: There is a business center at Wyndham Garden Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port as well. A 24-hour front desk, an ATM, and guest luggage storage are provided by the lodging.
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park is a great Fort Lauderdale beach attraction for the nature-minded family. The park offers bicycling, bird watching and boating, as well as swimming and fishing. The inlet lined with mangroves is a great place for watching and photographing wildlife.
The Desoto – Oceanview Inn (Photo: booking.com)
To make this Fort Lauderdale beach pearl an even more exciting place to visit, The Desoto – Oceanview Inn is a fantastic option to choose. With a terrace available for each room, it can give you charming evenings and bright mornings at the seaside. The barbecue zones are a source of family-related fun, and to make it even more jolly, there are also free bikes accessible.
Guests can relax in the property’s garden before exploring the surrounding area. As to the convenience of the location, Desoto has free on-site public parking, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is 4.6 km distant.
For your beach vacation, you may want to plan other things to do in Fort Lauderdale with your family besides swimming and sunning. Boomers! offers numerous activities for kids of any age, including miniature golf, bumper boats, laser tag and a rock wall.
If nature parks are something your family loves, Sawgrass Recreation Park offers fishing, airboat rides and camping. If you do the airboat ride early in the morning, you may even spot some alligators. Or take a leisurely 3-hour ride on the Jungle Queen Riverboat and see the sites of Fort Lauderdale as you dine.
Jana Seitzer contributed this to www.MiniTime.com.