Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a town in Broward County spanning approximately 1.57 square miles. The town is located on a long barrier island separated by the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway, an ideal location for tourists who love to stay in the gorgeous waterfront hotels, motels, and residences during the winter. The town sits centered on the junction of State Road A1A and Commercial Boulevard, at the end of which is Anglin’s Pier- a long, wooden pier that makes for a popular scuba diving and snorkeling location.
The town’s azure beaches are popular with locals and tourists, attracting visitors from across the nation and even worldwide. Scuba divers are a common sight, entering the beautiful waters to explore the amazing coral reefs just 100 yards off the shore. The underwater habitat is home to Florida’s spiny lobster, grouper, rust-colored barrel sponges, and a variety of colorful tropical fish. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea also flaunts public recreational amenities such as fantastic tennis courts, shuffleboard and bocce ball courts, a children’s park, and a Community Center.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has a small town atmosphere, with diverse real estate options to meet any budget, including gated communities, towering oceanfront condominiums, and single-family homes. While other coastal cities in Florida are continually developing huge condominium complexes on the beach, this town limited its building height to maintain its small charm, which it still does to this day. The town sponsors many exciting events throughout the year, such as the annual Bugfest-By-The-Sea dive festival, in which various contests allow residents to become involved in their community while possibly winning prizes.