About Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Florida (LBTS)


The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea welcomes you to enjoy our beautiful, beach, multitude of sidewalk cafes, frequent live music, and enticing public plazas where free dance classes are held monthly and outdoor games are played daily.  Brightly- colored banners anchor our boundaries and colorful way-finding signs celebrate the Town’s identity as a charming, seaside village.

Can you imagine snorkeling from the beach to reefs alive with tropical fish, turtles and even lobsters?   (We are widely acknowledged to be the South Florida Shore Diving Capital and snorkelers and divers are a daily sight in Town.)  And when you emerge from the sea and need something to assuage your sweet tooth, visit one of the nearby ice cream shops or award-winning chocolatiers. If you are hungrier, just put on flip flops and a shirt over your bathing suit, and choose from over fifteen restaurants within a short walk from the beach.

We are designated a “blue wave beach”, a distinction given to clean and environmentally-responsible beach communities. Active vacationers can kayak, paddle board, skim board, enjoy yoga sessions, snorkel and fish our waters. For more leisurely activities, you can picnic in our seaside parks, take cooking classes from a renowned chef, collect shells, soak up the sun on the beach, or relax and people-watch in the plazas.

Most weekends offer live music in the Anglin's Square area, so don’t forget your dancing shoes and bring an appetite!

You really don’t need a car to enjoy Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s delights. It’s supremely walkable and everything is conveniently located, including charming family-owned hotels to which guests return year after year.  People always say vacationing in LBTS, as we call it locally, brings back fond memories of their childhood. It’s that kind of place.

The charm of LBTS stretches from the ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway. As you stroll down Commercial Boulevard, you’ll find unique items ranging from jewelry, clothing, gifts, furniture and home décor to delicious fresh-baked goods and lovely flowers available in locally-owned and operated shops.  Beautiful marine sculptures make walkers along the boulevard pause, snap a photo, and learn fascinating facts about the marine life in our waters.

The preponderance of midcentury architecture is part of the Town’s charm and identity. It was originally utilized because it is so well-suited to our sub-tropical climate. We embrace it today for that same reason and because it’s such an important feature of our heritage.

For those who want to stay in Town and enjoy all it has to offer, but also want to travel a little further afield, there are bike rentals in Town and we offer a free community bus, the Pelican Hopper which runs the length of the entire Town. County buses and the Sun Trolley enable you to travel to Fort Lauderdale’s beach, malls and Las Olas Boulevard, where one might take in museums or the performing arts center.

We have everything you need for a wonderful vacation or visit and, for those lucky enough to live here, a wonderful life. Come see us.