Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida is a small town on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It’s located between Fort Lauderdale to the south and Pompano Beach to the north. The entire town is surrounded by water with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the other.
Things to do in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
Despite its small size, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea offers many things of interest for visitors.
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is known as Florida’s Beach Diving Capital. There’s a coral reef just 100 yards offshore that’s popular with scuba divers. Divers are also drawn to the wreck of the SS Copenhagen, a 19th century British steamship. It lies in 25 feet of water and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Anglin’s Fishing Pier is located at the east end of Commercial Boulevard where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. It’s about 900 feet long and has two shade structures — one midway and the other near the end. The pier also has public restrooms, a bait shop, benches, rod rentals and a bait cutting table. If you don’t live in Florida, you won’t need a license to fish because Anglin’s Pier has its own commercial fishing license.
Some of the fish commonly caught here are:
- Snapper – year round
- Cobia – spring and fall
- Bluefish – spring, fall, and winter
- Snook – year round
- Mackerel – spring, fall, and winter
- Pompano – spring and fall
- Blue Runners – year round
- Croakers – year round
Anglin’s Square has two public plazas that are a delightful place to spend some time relaxing and taking in the town. The plazas are equipped with Adirondack chairs, boat benches, fish shaped bike racks, and coral reef themed artwork such as fish, turtles, rays and coral formations.
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has a lot of restaurants for a town of its size. 55 according to LBTSGuide.com. As they say, “From fine dining to fast food, it’s all here.”
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin