Welcome to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, a delightful beachside community nestled between the larger communities of Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is approximately 1.5 square miles in area and is located along Florida’s “Gold Coast” in Broward County, Fla. The entire town is situated between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Intracoastal Waterway on the west.
Lauderdale-by-the Sea is also designated as a “Blue Wave Beach,” a distinction given to clean and environmentally-responsible beach communities. You can kayak, paddle board, skim and kite board right off of our beaches as well. For more leisurely activities, picnic in our seaside parks, soak up the sun on the beach, and come back home to relax poolside where you can enjoy the scented breeze reminding you of just how close you are to the ocean.
Recognized as “South Florida’s Beach Diving Capital,” the Town’s shoreline is a mecca for scuba divers with coral reefs teeming with marine life less than 100 yards off the beach. It’s super easy to snorkel or dive right from the sandy beach. You may even get lucky and end up nose to nose amazing fish, sea turtles and even lobsters. Fishing from the historic pier over the ocean is something to put on your bucket list for visiting guests.
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is located on a barrier island that is 7 feet above sea level. It boasts beautiful white sand beaches, small, family owned hotels, shopping and many dining options, all within just a stroll. There’s no car needed to enjoy this charming seaside village – everything you need for your beach vacation is conveniently located within a short walk of your front door.
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea takes pride in exuding old Florida charm. In order to preserve that charm, the town has instituted low-rise downtown building restrictions and requires predominantly mid-century modern architecture- giving it a distinctive identity.