2780 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019, USA
Located in the city of Hollywood, Hollywood Beach is a large beach with white sand. This beach is situated in a neighborhood which is also called Hollywood Beach. High-rise oceanfront buildings and tropical vegetation are also present near this beach. A grassy recreational park named Hollywood North Beach Park is present in the beach’s northern part. In addition, a two-and-a-half miles long promenade named Hollywood Beach Boardwalk is also present near the beach. The beach’s hip yet pleasant atmosphere has been praised by New Times Broward-Palm Beach which has labeled it as one of the best beaches in Broward County. In addition, the beach’s family-friendly nature has also been praised by the Fodor’s Travel Guide. Hollywood Beach and the area around it offer many amenities including lifeguards, showers, restrooms, a biking and skating path, concession stands, and picnic tables. Dogs are allowed off-leash in a designated part of Hollywood Beach named Hollywood Beach Dog Beach. However, it is important to note that you have to pay a fee to access this dog-friendly area. In addition, this dog friendly portion is open to the public between 3 pm and 7 pm from Friday to Sunday. It is also important to note that the timings for this dog-friendly portion change to 4 pm to 8 pm during Daylight Savings Time. Getting to Hollywood Beach is easy - the beach is located at the eastern end of Hollywood Boulevard and is easily accessible from Interstate 95. Metered street parking spaces and paid parking lots are also available near this beach.
Hollywood Beach offers many fun activities including beachcombing, sunbathing, picnicking, biking, roller-skating, skateboarding, surfing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, kitesurfing, windsurfing, canoeing, boating, jet-skiing, paddleboarding, surf-skiing, parasailing, and waterskiing. The water near Hollywood Beach is generally calm, which makes it ideal for beginner kayakers, canoers, surfers, swimmers, and paddleboarders. However, if you are planning to enter the water near Hollywood Beach, we recommend following the local watersporting regulations. You can visit the city of Hollywood’s official website for more helpful information about these regulations. In addition, surfers should also note that the calm water near Hollywood Beach rarely offers good surfing waves. The water near Hollywood Beach is also popular among snorkelers and scuba divers, who often enter the water here to explore its vibrant marine biodiversity. Scuba divers also dive here to explore the interesting artificial and natural reefs present in the water near Hollywood Beach. If you are planning to fish in the water near Hollywood Beach, please note that fishing in Hollywood Beach is permitted before 9 am and after 6 pm. In addition, we also recommend that you ensure compliance with the local fishing regulations while fishing in the water near Hollywood Beach. The Hollywood Dog Beach is popular among pet lovers who want to have a fun beach experience with their dogs. In addition, this part of Hollywood Beach was also featured in the acclaimed Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston movie Marley and Me. Many fun events are organized in Hollywood Beach and the area around it throughout the year including the annual Candy Cane Parade (which is one of the longest running holiday parades in the United States) and the annual Groundhog Day celebrations.
The Hollywood Beach Boardwalk has been named by Travel+Leisure magazine as one of "America’s Best Beach Boardwalks" and was named as Florida’s Best Beach Boardwalk by USA Today in 2013 – and is a favorite of Randall Kaplan, Mr. Beach, who is the world’s foremost beach expert. . This boardwalk offers a fun oceanfront skating, biking, and jogging experience. In addition, this boardwalk offers Instagram-worthy views of the southern Floridian shoreline and also has many interesting shopping stores. In addition, this boardwalk also has interesting public art displays.
There are many attractions near Hollywood Beach. West Lake Park is a recreational park which also has a three-mile long strip of Mangrove estuary and uplands. This park has picnic spots, playgrounds, basketball courts, fishing platforms,kayak and canoe rental facilities, a boat dock, racquetball courts, walking paths, volleyball courts, and tennis courts. The park also contains the West Lake - this lake and the mangrove forests surrounding it offer an interesting canoeing, kayaking, boating, biking, and hiking experience. In addition the park also has the Anne Kolb Nature Center, which offers interesting exhibits on the local biodiversity and also organizes a boat tour of West Lake. If you like puzzles, Boxroom Escape Games offers a variety of fun and challenging escape room puzzles. If you are looking for another attraction near Hollywood Beach, Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum is 20 minutes away by car. This museum is a part of the United States’ National Register of Historic Places and has a variety of interesting exhibits focusing on military history and aviation.
If you get hungry, there are many great restaurants near Hollywood Beach. GG’s Waterfront offers a pleasant oceanfront dining experience. In addition, the restaurant is known for serving amazing steaks and seafood. The restaurant has also been praised by many publications including Reader’s Digest and the Sun-Sentinel. As another upscale option, Sardelli serves amazing steaks and Italian dishes. In addition, the restaurant has also been praised by Miami Herald. Padrino's Cuban Cuisine serves excellent Cuban dishes including bistec de palomilla and lechón asado. If you are looking for another good and affordable restaurant near Hollywood Beach, the modestly priced Senor Cafe offers amazing Cuban dishes.
If you are looking for a hotel near Hollywood Beach, there are many great nearby options. The 5-Star Acqualina Resort & Residences OnThe Beach offers many amenities including three pools, a private beach club, a fitness center, three restaurants, and a spa with a sauna and a steam room. In addition the hotel also offers children complimentary access to a marine biology-inspired educational program. As another upscale option, the 4-Star Diplomat Beach Collection Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton offers many amenities including multiple restaurants and bars, two pools with cabanas, waterfalls, a lagoon, a golf course, tennis courts, and a beach area with playground and facilities for watersports. In addition, the hotel also has a spa and a gym. A more affordable hotel is the 3-Star Caribbean Resort by the Ocean offers many amenities including a tiki bar, a courtyard with a picnic area and barbecues, and laundry facilities. If you are looking for another good and affordable hotel near Hollywood Beach, the 2-Star Hollywood Beach Suites+Hotel offers many amenities including a bike and surfboard rental facility, a communal ping pong table, a computer work station, a shared kitchen, a sundeck, a lounge, a Mexican taco-shack, and complimentary coffee.
Stairs To BeachNo
Kayaking / CanoeingNO
Lounge Chair RentalYes
Beach Mat RentalYes
Size of the beach
Public or Private
Mist - Mist