Everything You Need to Know About Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a small community located 20 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale. This coastal town features sandy beaches, first-class beach diving, boutique shops, and a variety of restaurants. Everything is walkable, which makes it a relaxing day trip from metropolitan areas like Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Hollywood. This community is a year-round vacation destination, but winter is the most popular time to visit thanks to the incredible weather. Experience it for yourself with a trip to South Florida! 

Be sure to request our free Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide when you’re ready to start planning. This guide is filled with our best recommendations so you can experience our area like a local. 

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Top 3 Things to Do in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Sink Your Toes in the Sand

No trip to South Florida would be complete without a trip to the beach! As the name suggests, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is the perfect spot to bring a cooler, set up a chair, and soak up the sun. In fact, our area’s tropical climate is one of the reasons we’re a popular winter holiday destination! All year round, you can expect temperatures in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Before you head out, be sure to check the live beach webcam

Explore Under the Sea 

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is widely known as the best beach diving spot in the state! Snorkelers only have to travel about 100 yards from the shore before arriving at the reef that a variety of sea life calls home. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy views of vibrant sea creatures in its natural habitat! Check out our guide to the best Fort Lauderdale scuba diving for more underwater exploration. 

Indulge in Local Cuisine at Blue Moon Fish Co. 

Blue Moon Fish Co. is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner during your time in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. This upscale fish house is located on the water and boasts incredible oceanic views from the patio as well as through the interior windows! 

This restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients and fresh-catch seafood from Florida’s coast whenever possible. Here, you can truly get a taste of what our area has to offer! Blue Moon Fish Co.’s menu adds a fanciful touch to all of its items. We suggest trying the New Orleans firecracker oysters, King crab four-cheese fondue, or the blackened local Mahi Mahi. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, though! 

Retreat to Your Rental Home With Fort Lauderdale Stays

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Stay just two miles away when you reserve a vacation rental home with Fort Lauderdale Stays! Our homes in Fort Lauderdale Beach are closest to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea! Our Fort Lauderdale Beach vacation rentals are the perfect option for your beachside getaway. These properties feature all of the comforts of home and are near all the best things to do in the area! 

Browse a full inventory of our homes to start planning the getaway of your dreams!