What can I say- It's the beach. There is a designated put-in spot where you can launch non-motorized watercraft off Hollywood Beach, about a mile south of the Dania Pier. You have to go out 100 yards or so before heading north or south to comply with boating regulations, and bring a dive flag if diving. There is a soft coral reef ( mainly flat rock with sea fans and gorgonians) about 200 yards off the beach in 12-15 feet of water. You can fish, dive, snorkel or just paddle. Diehards go out about a mile and try for kingfish. Locals who know their spots can usually find legal lobster out on the reef.
There is a shower to rinse your feet.
Parking is $1 per hour, quarters only in the meters.
Directions: Take I-95 to Sheridan St. east. Go over the drawbridge over the intracoastal and turn left onto A1A. Go north past North Beach Park, then turn right after a few blocks, being careful since the streets are all one way, alternating east and westbound. Turn left at the end of the street (also one way). Watch for bikes and skaters. The put-in is at Custer St, one block north of Meade St. You can drive onto a sandy area between the dunes to unload, then park at metered parking. See http://home.mindspring.com/~rspitzer/index.html
- Trip Duration: Day Trip
- Sport/Activity: Kayaking
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Water Type: Open Water/Ocean