About Hollywood Beach Florida
Quietly nestled between some similarly small communities that provide a buffer zone with fast-paced Fort Lauderdale to the north and bustling Miami to the south, newcomers typically comment that they are surprised to find such a laid-back easy-going paradise hidden within the southeast Florida coastal area. As you can see from the videos, Hollywood Beach has managed to retain much of the old-style “deco” low-rise low-density south Florida accommodations and has also preserved a great deal of the area surrounding it in a fairly natural state, while forestalling the development of towering high-density condominiums and hotels like those found on Fort Lauderdale and North Miami beaches. Combining this with a three mile long paved beachfront broadwalk and pedestrian walkway extension makes visiting Hollywood Beach a pleasantly enjoyable experience totally unique from any other Florida vacation spot (the beach broadwalk was named one of the top ten “promenades” by USA Today and also selected as one of the 2009 “Best Beaches for Families” in Fodor’s Travel Guides). While Hollywood Beach by itself is a wonderful place to spend an entire vacation, it is also a centrally located jumping off spot (as noted in the “Transportation” section at the bottom of this page) for the many other unique destinations in South Florida (see the “Day Trips” and “Things to do with the Kids” sections on the While Here page).