Florida’s Hollywood Beach is best known for its red-brick boardwalk and panoramic seaside views. Located in the coastal city of Hollywood between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, this sandy stretch of coast is an ideal spot for people watching, sunbathing, and swimming.
Hollywood Beach Boardwalk stretches 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) along the coast, making it a popular exercise spot for walkers, joggers, and cyclists. Seaside restaurants offer a variety of dining options, from hot dogs and pizza to sit-down Italian fare. Family-friendly parks provide entertainment for younger kids, while the Hollywood Beach Theatre often hosts free concerts. Due to the beach’s large size, Segway tours are a good option for exploring as they allow you to cover more ground than you would on foot. For a special treat, air tours offer epic sunset views of the beach, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale.
Things to Know Before You Go
The children’s water playground at Charnow Park is a great destination for families with kids.
There are three sets of public restrooms along the boardwalk.
Pets are prohibited in public areas of the beach and the boardwalk.
Parking is available in both garages and non-metered neighborhood spots. Drivers with disabled-parking placards can park for up to four hours in any non-metered space.
How to Get There
Hollywood Beach is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Miami International Airport and less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Fort Lauderdale and the Hollywood International Airport. Public buses run roughly every hour from downtown Hollywood to the beach, and parking is readily available nearby.
When to Get There
Hollywood Beach is open 24 hours daily, although boardwalk businesses keep varying hours. Summer weekends are typically busy, especially from March through May when South Florida weather is at its best. Fall brings hurricane season.
Located just 10 minutes by road from Hollywood Beach, downtown Hollywood is an important center for arts and culture. Arts enthusiasts can enjoy visiting the gallery at the Art and Culture Center, the curated collection of murals at the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, and concerts and visual-arts shows at the Young Circle ArtsPark.