Things to Do in Ft. Lauderdale by the Sea

Things to Do in Ft. Lauderdale by the Sea
Located just a few minutes from Florida's Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-by-the Sea is a resort town, with exclusive hotel and vacation club rentals. Day visitors to the area are welcome--the sandy beaches and warm waters make for a pleasant day at the beach. Most amenities for Lauderdale-by-the-Sea come from Fort Lauderdale. Neighboring Wilton Manors also has attractions.

Snorkeling at Twin Ledges

At an average depth of 10 to 20 feet, the Fort Lauderdale Twin Ledges area has calm waters with good visibility and a variety of colorful tropical fish. On your visit, you may see trumpetfish, three different kinds of angelfish, blue parrotfish or any of the hundreds of other kinds of fish that frequent the area. Also in abundance are sea turtles, barracuda and eagle rays. Warm water makes the diving comfortable all year round. Area shipwrecks are also popular diving locations. Some dive companies, such as Sea Experience, offer glass-bottomed boats, so that non-divers can enjoy the view, too.

Sea Experience
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316
(954) 770-DIVE

Kayaking in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Liquid Surf and Sail offers kayaking lessons and rentals, as well as lessons in kiteboarding, windsurfing and surfing. They rent one- and two-person kayaks, both the traditional paddling king and the Hobie Mirage, a pedal kayak. Plus, they rent bicycles, foam and fiberglass surfboards, and windsurfing boards and sails. If you're staying at a Lauderdale-by-the-Sea resort ask about kayak rentals for guests. Some of the bigger hotels offer guest use of kayaks, canoes, inner tubes, foam "boogie boards" and paddle boats

Liquid Surf & Sail
2000 South Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
(954) 523-7778

Fort Lauderdale Bike Rentals

M. Cruz Bicycle Rentals has hourly, daily and weekly rental rates for bicycles, all of which come with helmets (legally required) and bicycle locks. Cruise the sandy sidewalks of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea or into downtown Fort Lauderdale for shopping, dining, museums, recreation or just to see the sights. This town calls itself the Venice of Florida, and many waterways with bridges and sandy beaches make for endless biking explorations. Choose from beach cruisers, street bikes, electric bicycles, tandem bikes or any of the other varieties, including tricycles and even baby trailers. They also rent kayaks, rollerblades and scooters, as well as offering guided Segway tours of Fort Lauderdale.

M.Cruz Bicycle Rentals & Segway Tours
Located at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Beach Entrance
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
(954) 235-5082

Article Written By Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell has been a freelance writer since 1998. She's been published in "Rethinking Everything Magazine," "Playdate" and "Home Educator's Family Times." She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry. Russell studied early childhood education at Antelope Valley College, and is pursuing a degree in law.

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