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Lauderdale by the Sea

Updated on February 25, 2016
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Relax at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is an ideal South Florida vacation resort, especially for families.

It has its historical roots less than a hundred years ago and the town features wonderful low-rise architecture, mostly from the middle of the twentieth century. It's one of my favorite places in South Florida.

Its beach, fishing pier and its wonderful relaxing atmosphere is perfect for the family and water sports are hugely popular here too - especially snorkeling on the coral reefs. This lovely little resort town is an active and closely-knit community and offers many events which are fun and family-friendly.

As it is only a few miles away from the busy and bustling city of Fort Lauderdale, and just thirty miles away from Miami, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea makes a great base from which to explore the area.But the best way to learn about this family vacation resort is to see for yourself. Enjoy our selection of photographs!

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The beach

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The pier

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A cool drink, a hammock and a ...pelican

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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has something for all the family. There is a beach-side cafe and plenty of other places to eat. The town runs a free shuttle bus to take you around the local area.It's like stepping back in time to another era

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What to pack

You won't need much to enjoy your beach holiday in South Florida. I suggest:

  • Swimwear! The chances are that you'll be spending a lot of time on the beach or in the ocean so swimsuits are going to be essential.
  • Beach over ups. T-shirts are great for the guys and girls can have a lot of fun with sarongs - wear them as shawls in the evening too.
  • Flip flops - no other type of footwear required!
  • Shorts and jeans - no formal clothes needed at all.
  • Sunglasses, sun block and tanning lotion - although you can buy these locally if you want to travel light.

Snorkelling at Lauderdale by the Sea

I love to snorkel. It's like being in another world - which it is in many ways. See the video below about snorkeling in Lauderdale by the Sea.

Photo credits

All photographs copyright Andy Royston and used with written permission

© 2013 Jackie Jackson

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    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      Thank you so much.I can't recommend this place highly enough for a wonderful beach vacation.

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      opatoday 

      4 years ago

      Your pictures are the best

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @catmaxx: I hope you're able to come back at some time. Many things have changed but it's still wonderful!

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      Terry Lomax 

      5 years ago from Rep. of Ireland

      Visited Ft. Lauderdale twice in 1976 on HMS Ark Royal, a long time ago, but loved it

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @mdlense: Thank you. I do hope you make it here one day. There really is something for everyone.

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      mdlense 

      5 years ago

      I would love to take my family to Ft. Lauderdale for vacation. We love the beach and being from South Carolina, we are close to Myrtle Beach & Charleston. Enjoyed your lens.

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Jillynn: I think they'll love it - thanks!

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      Jillynn 

      5 years ago

      OK - I'm convinced. This looks like a wonder vacation destination, especially for my daughter's family (five kids)! I will tell her about it.

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Peachcobbler: I hope you make it one day - we have lots of Canadian visitors, escaping the cold weather! Thanks for visiting!

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      Peachcobbler 

      5 years ago

      I love your pictures of Fort Lauderdale. I never been there but it looks beautiful. Pictures like these, help us get through the winter months in Canada.

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Sylvestermouse: Thank you so much! Andy is a great photographer.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful photos!

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @norma-holt: Thank you so much!

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      RuralFloridaLiving 

      5 years ago

      Lauderdale by the Sea is a beautiful little spot along A1A in the Fort Lauderdale area. I always liked the small community. Thanks for sharing.!

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      norma-holt 

      5 years ago

      Lovely place by the looks. Just picturing the wonderful sunrises and sunsets over the coast. Featured on Blessed bySkiesgreen 2013. Hugs

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @BritFlorida: Do you have any photos of the inside?

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @RuralFloridaLiving: Thank you so much for your comment! Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a wonderful alternative especially for a family.

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