Hollywood Beach Is the Best Place on Earth, and Here's Why

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3. The Nightlife Is Chill, and the Music Rocks

Hollywood Beach is just a cool place to chill at night. Whether you want to take a nightly stroll or jog on the Broadwalk, hit up a tiki bar for dollar beers, or take in a performance on the Hollywood Beach Theatre stage, it's all here, and it's all good. Hollywood Beach is well-lit, and the bars are open late. If you want to take a moonlight stroll by the water, the beach is literally right there. You can't do that in Miami Beach after the sun goes down. And in Fort Lauderdale, the tide can come up and swallow you without much warning. Who needs that?

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2. The Hollywood Broadwalk
Miami Beach's boardwalks are impractical. They run the length of a few blocks, then stop. Then pick up again a few blocks later, then stop. Also there's the occasional smell of piss. Fort Lauderdale has no boardwalk. And you can find fishing piers just about anywhere. But then you run the risk of going home smelling like a fish. The Broadwalk on Hollywood Beach is the tits, bar none. Not only is it literally a couple of steps away from the sand but it's adorned with all kinds of oceanfront bars, restaurants, ice cream shops, and people looking to rent you tandem bikes. It runs a good two and a half miles and has plenty of space for walking, jogging, skateboarding, and cycling. The Broadwalk also has a paddleball court, playgrounds, picnic pavilions, a water spout thing for kids to play in, and, best of all, it doesn't smell like urine or fish.

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Hollywood Broadwalk

1. It's the Best Place to Getaway From Everything

If you want an overcrowded, noisy, overall refried ass of a beach or city life experience, by all means, hit up Miami Beach or Fort Lauderdale and enjoy the crazy. If you want an overly sleepy, flatline vibe, hit up Dania Beach or Coral Springs. But if your intention is to relax, get some sun, feel the sea breeze on your face, and not worry about getting your nuts stepped on by life, then hit up Hollywood Beach.

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I'm going to have to disagree about the music. I live in a condo on Hollywood Beach, and just this very minute had to close my windows and lose my beach breeze due to a "band" at a nearby establishment screaming a nightmarish rendition of Sweet Home Alabama. Really? What is this, Gulf Shores? Originally from Memphis, I guess I am more used to actual talented local musicians, but this is ridiculous. When at the beach, wouldn't you rather hear something... I don't know... beachy or tropical, maybe?

David Reyer
David Reyer

The author is obviously delusional and has never left FL

frankd4 topcommenter

..........................i guess i can't deny that places like ocean alley and giorgios are likeable since i myself frequent them BUT only during the off-season = period

PARKing is a nightmare in that entire area during season as the CANADIENs over-run the place

i would NOT ever go into the water however knowing 40,ooo,ooo gallons of fecal matter waste water is discharged DAILY into the ocean there - no thanks to that

Nicholas Brandt
Nicholas Brandt

im going to agree to disagree! unless your a retard ad think this is the only place on earth

Michael Aaron Hoffman
Michael Aaron Hoffman

totally agree. let's hope this group of commissioners doesnt ruin it by selling out to all the high end builders.

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