For a top Fort Lauderdale beach experience head to Las Olas Beach. The sand is soft and white and the water is clean and calm, making it a great beach for families. In fact, even the most apprehensive swimmers appreciate this attraction’s warm translucent waves. Visitors to the beach enjoy sunbathing, swimming and body boarding. Don’t worry if you don’t have beach chairs or umbrellas, as they are available to rent for a fee (about $20 for an umbrella and $12 for a chair per day).
Because of Las Olas Beach’s popularity those who want a quieter experience should go earlier in the morning, while those craving something more lively should go in the afternoon and early evening. On the weekends the beach can get wild, especially as there are many bars around.
Along with having a worthwhile beachfront, Las Olas Beach is steps away from great restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. In fact, Las Olas Boulevard is nicknamed the “shoppers’ paradise” due to its wide range of high caliber stores, featuring everything from boutiques to specialty shops to high fashion outlets and beyond. There are about 65 shops in total, as well as 30 restaurants, one historic hotel, two major museums and 10 international art galleries.