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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.

It’s small size and desirable location means Lauderdale-By-The-Sea home properties are considered premium. The Town has 6,056 permanent residents. Its peak seasonal population during the winter months swells to more than 10,000 people. Primarily a residential community, does offer a variety of retail boutiques, shops and restaurants.

One of my favorite things about Lauderdale by The Sea is its friendliness — from the shopkeepers to the residents.  Every Friday and Saturday night there are outdoor concerts at the Corner of A1A and Commercial Boulevard where you can dine at anyone of the restaurants, just hang out on the Boulevard or even enjoy the tunes on the beach.  Of course, if you have a sweet tooth like me, there is always Kilwin’s Ice Cream, a definite iconic place for for home made desserts.  But remember to eat dinner first . . . at one of the many great restaurant’s like Athena’s, Aruba’s or Burger Fi  —  and so many more.  There is a lot to do for people of every age.

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No matter what you are looking for in your Florida home, you’ll find it in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea! With convenient amenities and a picture perfect lifestyle, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is the Fort Lauderdale community you’ve been looking for… look no further!

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Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Living

The town’s oceanfront beaches and award-winning beach portals are popular with tourists and residents from all over Broward County and the world. From the quaint, boutique hotels, to world-class restaurants, to one-of-a -kind shops, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is a paradise waiting to be explored. Its pristine beach offers world class diving just off shore.
As South Florida’s Beach Diving Capital, the Town is a popular spot for beach divers, who can often be seen entering the water to explore the coral reefs just 100 yards off the beach. Fish at the pier or enjoy music in the beautifully renovated square. Anglin’s Pier, one of four piers in Broward County, is a popular spot with anglers and tourists. The Town also has tennis courts, shuffleboard and bocce ball courts, a children’s park, basketball court and Community Center. In Lauderdale-By-The-Sea you will find something for every taste and interest.

Nearby Activities

Las Olas Boulevard

Pompano Beach’s Green Market

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Isle Casino Pompano Park

Broward Center for Performing Arts

Museum of Discovery & Science

Hard Rock Live 

Savor Cinema

Music, Festivals & Entertainment

Nearby Shopping

Pompano Citi Centre

Festival Flea Market

Sawgrass Mills

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

The Promenade at Coconut Creek

Nearby Parks & Beaches

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Fort Lauderdale Beach Park

Hallandale Beach

Top 10 Beaches in Broward County

Hillsboro Lighthouse

Hillsboro Inlet

Broward County Waterparks

Local Sports

Miami Marlins (MLB)

Miami Heat (NBA)

Miami Dolphins (NFL)

Florida Panthers (NHL)

Fort Lauderdale Strikers (Soccer)


For many homebuyers, purchasing a home in a high-performing school district is a top priority. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea residents enjoy access to Broward County Public Schools and a wide selection of private and charter schools. From sports to the arts to academics, each of these schools offers a well rounded education, designed to meet the needs of a diverse Lauderdale-By-The-Sea population. Explore the links below to learn about the education opportunities in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

Broward County Public Schools

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Fort Lauderdale High School

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Sunrise Middle School

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Harbordale Elementary School

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Private Academys & Charter Schools

Saint Coleman School

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Calvary Christian Academy

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Westminster Academy

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Pine Crest School

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Cardinal Gibbons High School

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American Heritage School

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Christ Church Child Development Center

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Baby Boomers International Pre-School Academy

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St. Anthony Catholic School

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