Surrounded on three sides by urban development this 253-acre site has over 2 miles of Atlantic Ocean coast on the east and a western shoreline resting on the Intracoastal Waterway. Swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling are favorite recreations.
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John U. Lloyd Beach State Recreation Area
At one time, visitors were permitted to drive on the oceanfront, but no longer. Today, through the efforts of the Florida State Parks, the beach is in the process of being restored to its native coastal habitat. This is evidenced through sights of dunes and sea oats. Fabulous ocean views, seven bathhouses, picnic tables and shelters, grills and a smattering of shade make this an enjoyable day use destination.
With urbanites only moments away, the park is host to a number of multicultural events. Also, moments away are the threatened sea turtles that come to lay eggs on the beach during the summer months. Park rangers present a twenty-minute slide show and lecture while "scouts" search the beach for a nesting loggerhead sea turtle. A beach walk may be conducted if a nesting turtle is located. The program begins at 9:00 P.M. Call 954-923-2833 for reservations. Comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent are recommended.
Boardwalks and boat launch are available year-round.
Directions from Dania, FL: Take A1A east to Ocean Drive. The park is located just north of the intersection.