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Things To Do

THINGS TO DO Lovely Lauderdale by the Sea


Our hacienda is perfectly located right in the heart of Lauderdale by the Sea.  Just 100 steps to the east will bring you to miles and miles of soft, beautiful beach and warm Atlantic Ocean. A scenic one block stroll along lovely El Mar Drive to the south will take you to everyone's favorite downtown gathering spot, Pelican Square.  At the Square you can enjoy your day and evening activities including dining at a variety of outdoor cafes and restaurants, shopping, fishing from the local pier and live evening entertainment. A short walk to the north takes you to the neighborhood Publix grocery store and shopping center for all your vacation necessities.It's all right here in...Florida's Real Best Kept Secret...Lauderdale by the Sea.


Ocean Activities


Tropical breezes, warm sand, relaxing ocean waves.  Why not renew your body, mind and soul with a barefoot stroll along Lauderdale by the Sea's wide, uncrowded beaches.  Or do nothing at all...just lay back and enjoy the view.

At the Beach

Purple sunrise
Hammock on beach
Shady color
Sand Castle
Breathtaking Atlantic!
Head in the sand
Local kids
Palm-lined beach
Beached manatees
Pier gathering
Beach flowers
Artsy beach shot
Foot volley tournament
Half & half
Little shellers
Sand castle pros
Nice beach day
Beach pros
Beach and palms
Beach raker
Green space & beach
Laid back
Beach Flowers
Beach Star
Wading in the water

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         Under the Sea

Known as the Shore Diving Capital of South Florida.  Our renowned coral reef system offers scuba divers and snorklers the time of their life.  Lauderdale by the Sea offers unprescedented access to 3 underwater reef systems. 

Two local dive shops available.

Local snorklers
Lookdown jacks under pier
Brain coral
Coral reef
Flamingo tong
Scuba class
Just beautiful
Trumpet fish
Visiting Manta ray
Under the pier
Snook under the Pier
Beach Divers
Snorkler & Sea turtle
Turtle & Diver
Baitfish under pier
Turtle and Sun
Shrimp cleaning station
Sea Turtle nesting
Blue tang
Angel fish
Blue tang school
Great visibility!
Visiting manatee
Incredible reef
Sea fans
snorkler on first reef
Sun Ball

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             At the Town Pier

Anglin's Pier, built by the Town's founding family, is an authentic local landmark.  The pier provides a good time for anglers of all ages, a stunning panoramic view of the coastine for sightseers, and a cozy ocean habitat for many marine species.

Snook under the Pier
Anglin's Pier
Pier perfect
Shady pier watch
Bench with a view
Lookdown jacks
Fisherman frenzy
Pier gathering
Pier in perspective
Local kids hanging at the pier
Lookdowns under the pier
Anglin Pier, the heart of our town
Hanaging out under the pier
Snook gathering under pier
Bait fish schooling
Being kids

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In the Water!

Depending on the day it could be

'surf's up' or 'paddleboards down'.

  Our easily accessible  beach is popular

with the locals for windsurfing,

skimboarding, kite surfing and body surfing.

Rental equipment and lessons available.

Boating day
Paddleboards at sunrise
Beaching manatees
Sail surfer
Skim boarder
Manatees in the surf
Surfers by Pier
Surf competition
Hang ten
Wading in the water

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Watching the Sun Rise

Just open your front door and enjoy the Greatest Show on Earth...the magnificent sun gently rising out of the Atlantic Ocean. 

An awe-inspiring way to start your day!

Catch the moment
Mysterious morning
Purple sunrise
Fiery sunrise
Sunrise for two
Set up for the show
In the moment
Sunrise paddlers
Sunrise at the pavilion

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Around Town

Anglin Square

Anglin Square if the place to be in Lauderdale by the Sea!  The all new downtown, located directly at the beach, is the favorite gathering spot for people watching, listening to music, playing

games, dining & dancing, and... just hanging out.


Annual Thunderbird air show
Anglin Square
Adirondack alley
Bright umbrellas
Oceanfront downtown
Christmas by the sea
Local celebrity
Sheriff has arrived!
Cafe lined streets
Ferraris come to town
Cool in blue
Cruisin downtown
Ocean plaza
Village & pier
Beachfront village
Pavilion event
Children's beachfront activities
Drumming & dance event

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Enjoy your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or evening cocktail with a lovely ocean view and just a one block walk from our charming hacienda! 

Click here for a complete list of top notch

Lauderdale by the Sea restaurants all

within easy walking distance!

Enjoy the music
Famous Aruba Beach Cafe
Blue Moon Fish Co. - waterfront
Elegant waterfront dining
Kilwins ice cream shop
Ham & Egg
Village Pub & Grille
Beautiful winter day!
101 Ocean Restaurant
Diners & beachgoers
Sunny lunchtime at the Grille
Pier Cafe - at ocean's edge
Sidewalk cafes line street
Afternoon treat & stroll

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The Village shops include grocery, drug and liquor stores - ice cream and frozen yogurt shops, souveniers, beach gear, banks, salons and more, all within easy walking distance of the hacienda.  You can also shop till you drop at world-famous Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall and Thunderbird Swap Shop... or visit the local Galleria & Target Malls & local craft fairs.

Popular  art & craft shows
It's 5 O'clock somewhere!

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For those who love a little nightlife, just stroll downtown to the weekend street parties and dance to top-rated live music.  The local pubs and eateries also offer

live entertainment nightly as well a

s fascinating people watching!


Christmas by the Sea
Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show
Night lights
Downtown street parties

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Keeping Fit

For today 's traveler, keeping fit on their trip is often a priority!  Our lovely El Mar Drive

is an exercise mecca!  El Mar is an ideal beachside two mile oval track with ocean views for walkers, joggers, bikers & skaters.  Don't forget the warm year-round

sunshine and refreshing ocean breezes!

Walking under the palms
El Mar Dr. Joggers heaven
El Mar Drive activities

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Lauderdale by the Sea Municipal Park

Our local park is just one block away and features a soccer field, basketball court, tennis courts and lovely little children's playground.

Childrens park
Basketball courts
Municipal tennis courts

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Our local churches are Assumption Catholic Church and the Community Presbyterian Chuch.  Both are within walking distance.

Welcome to our Mexico-style Hacienda

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