North Beach ParkHollywood, FL
North Beach Park in Hollywood, FL is a great oasis in the middle of busy South Florida. It’s one of the few beaches in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area that doesn’t have high-rise condos towering over it and it feels like Florida many years ago.
The park is located just south of Ft. Lauderdale and just north of Aventura. It’s a city park that begins north of Hollywood’s “Broadwalk”. The Broadwalk is a 2.5 mile oceanfront promenade that’s ideal for bicycling, jogging or strolling amid seaside hotels, cafes, and shops. The walkway/bike path eventually, leaves the Broadwalk and continues through North Beach Park. The path was so inviting I wanted to grab my beach cruiser and take a ride!
PARKING COST AND THE CARPENTER HOUSE
The main entrance to the park is where you’ll pay for parking ($10 all day) and find the restrooms, pavilion and restaurant. The rest of the park (to the north) consists of natural beach entrances, tons of tropical foliage and things to explore. The park has an observation tower and historic house located on its premises. The historic house is called the Carpenter House and it can be rented. It’s now a marine environmental education center and it seems pretty cool. You can find more information about it HERE. The best way to see it is to park at Greene St.
I parked as north as I could within the paid parking lot and, after crossing the bike path, entered the beach there. It was super nice and the boardwalk was flat and short. Once on the beach the sand was thick and deep and the water was crystal-clear. I love the water in South Florida! This would be a great beach to TAKE THE KIDS AND KEEP THEM OCCUPIED WITH A CAST NET! I didn’t notice a shower to rinse off but the beach was guarded, although the lifeguard tower seemed a little far away.
TIP TO SAVE MONEY IF NOT PLANNING TO STAY ALL DAY
A way to possibly save some money would be to park at one of the metered streets north of the parking lot. Those streets are Forrest St. to Perry St. and there is another lifeguard tower at Greene St.
If you’re in the Ft. Lauderdale area and would like a nice beach to visit that’s slightly off the radar then I’d suggest a visit to North Beach Park in Hollywood, Florida. It’s a great lazy location.
Only at Main Beach
WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH:
Cross Bike Path Then Walk Over Short Ramp
COST TO PARK:
$10 Park Entry Fee (if short stay then use metered parking on Forest St. and North)
Yes (not at all accesses)
Turtle Cafe (in park), The Taco Spot
Courtyard Marriott (Aventura)
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