Destination guide

Cozying up to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s tucked-away location lends it a small-town feel that’s highlighted by the tropical artworks, casual bars, and kitschy reef sculpture that greet visitors coming over the bridge. This aesthetic is a reflection of the town’s attitude—this is, after all, a place whose motto is “relax, you’re here.” Come to explore one of the world’s best diving spots, and stay to catch your own lobster dinner, learn to square dance, and take in the sunset from your Lauderdale-by-the-Sea vacation rental.

Things to do

Dancing and diving in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

A ban on tall beachfront buildings has allowed Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to retain a mid-century charm. It’s a welcoming place where it’s easy to mingle with other visitors, especially during the free monthly dance classes in Anglin’s Square. Much of the town is walkable, and a Lauderdale-by-the-Sea vacation rental will put you near the beach and most area attractions. Just off Anglin’s Pier you’ll find the SS Copenhagen shipwreck—now a Florida archaeological underwater preserve, and a great place to dive. 


Getting deep with Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Adventurers come from around the world to explore the area’s famed near-shore reefs, and the town is one of Florida’s premier diving destinations. While its underwater sights deservedly receive top billing, you can also stroll Blue Wave beaches with the family, fish from the pier, or take in some live music. The Pelican Hopper is a free bus that allows you to conveniently explore the area; if you’re looking to venture further, hop on the Sun Trolley to bustling Fort Lauderdale, home to the world’s biggest spring break parties.


Taking the temperature of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

It’s hardly ever too cold or too hot in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, making it a year-round destination, although the most popular time for visitors is between December and April. Winter lows run around 58 degrees, with highs in the upper 70s, so even the coldest months are t-shirt weather. July and August are hot, so pack your hat and sunscreen, but average highs still top out at a fairly comfortable 92. Most of the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea vacation rentals also provide air conditioning, so it’s easy to stay cool year-round.

Natural features

Go for the Gold Coast in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 

Your Lauderdale-by-the-Sea vacation rental gives you a chance to enjoy the pleasures of a small town, while staying close to the action. Lined with Palmetto trees, the streets of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea are a breeze to traverse, and the sandy beaches invite you to kick off your sandals and wade into the waves. With its brightly painted benches, pastel-clad residents, and open-air eateries, the town may feel like a throwback to a gentler time, but it’s only 5 miles from Pompano Beach—the “heart of the Gold Coast”—and 7 miles from cosmopolitan Fort Lauderdale. 

How to get there

Transportation to and around Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

The nearest airport is in Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE-Fort Lauderdale Executive), located 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL-Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Intl.), which is 9.4 mi (15.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Lauderdale-by-the-Sea?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,913 vacation rentals near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. From 1,190 Houses to 1,116 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea:

  • Bel Air Isle: 97 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Beach: 4,558 vacation rentals
  • Central Fort Lauderdale: 546 vacation rentals
  • Lauderdale Beach: 1,022 vacation rentals
  • Central Beach: 262 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Anglins Fishing Pier: 6,204 vacation rentals
  • Gold Coast Scuba: 6,241 vacation rentals
  • El Prado Park: 6,242 vacation rentals
  • Deep Blue Divers: 6,232 vacation rentals
  • Hard Rock Stadium: 8,441 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lauderdale-by-the-Sea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,190 Houses in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,116 rentals available
  • Villas: 103 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 78 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,884 vacation rentals with pool available in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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