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