Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL, USA

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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL, USA

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea vacation rentals

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.