With its expansive ocean views, easy water access, and sunny climate, Central Beach provides the best of South Florida living. Both the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean lie three blocks or less from any point in the neighborhood, placing swimming and paddle-boarding just a short walk away. Reserve a boat slip at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, or work on your backstroke at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.
After a day at the beach, residents head to the open-air bars and restaurants that line Seabreeze Boulevard and South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Don't miss the raw oysters or the specialty Scooby crab claws at Coconuts. After dark, locals skip the crowded beach bars in favor of low-key draft beers and Taco Tuesday at the Treasure Trove dive bar.
Residents often live away from the hotels on the east side of the neighborhood, opting instead for the quiet apartment buildings that line the interior blocks and the Intracoastal.