By enjoyFloridaBeaches.com Staff July 17, 2017
Hillsboro Beach is a small beach community of fewer than 2,000 people that is located on a small peninsula north of Pompano Beach. Marked by a historic lighthouse, this affluent community has one main road known as Millionaire’s Mile, that is lined with magnificent homes.
In 2011, Hillsboro Beach completed the Renourishment Project. This endeavor involved trucking in loads of sand from offshore deposits, inlet shoals, and inland sources to combat the effects of erosion. The project included 500 feet of Deerfield Beach and the northern 5,750 feet of Hillsboro Beach.
The project also included planting native dune vegetation along 1,400 linear feet of dunes in Deerfield Beach.
A result of the Renourishment Project was the widening of the beach, which also enhanced recreation on the beach and improved sea turtle nesting habitats.
Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse
The Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, also called the Hillsboro Inlet Light and the Hillsboro Lighthouse, is located on the north side of Hillsboro Inlet. It not only marks the inlet but also marks the northern limit of the Florida Reef, which is an underwater coral formation on the lower east coast of the state.
Tours of the lighthouse are made possible, in part, by the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society, which promotes the history of the Hillsboro Lighthouse Station and the Hillsboro Inlet area through preserving structures and artifacts.
You’ll experience an awe inspiring view of the inlet and the Atlantic Ocean when you tour the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse. A guide will meet you at the lighthouse docks and tell you about its history, then you can climb the 175 stairs to the top and enjoy a view you can’t capture anywhere else.
The lighthouse also boasts one of the most powerful lights from any historic lighthouse in the world. In the year 2000, a uniquely designed ball-bearing assembly took the place of 400 pounds of mercury, relighting the beacon of Hillsboro Inlet. And in 2003, the lighthouse was honored by having its image on a U.S. postage stamp.
Besides the lighthouse, this area is also an excellent place for recreation. The beach surrounding the lighthouse offers a scenic, tranquil location for reflecting and relaxing. Plus, swimming, diving, and boating are awesome in the translucent turquoise waters of this gorgeous beach. And if you want a unique place to stay while in Hillsboro Beach, the U.S. Coast Guard cabins offer convenient accommodations and a chance to further explore the history of the Inlet Light.
The Hillsboro Club graces Florida’s eastern coastline with 1,000 feet of white sand and a beautiful private beach. The club is for members and their guests, and features magnificent views while treating visitors to endless pampering and activities, on and off the beach.
The club’s Spa & Fitness Center is world class and offers an array of beauty and massage treatments. Equipment for personal workouts is available, in addition to scheduled classes that include morning stretching, body sculpting, Pilates, and yoga. Personal trainers are also on staff, as well as professional therapists and estheticians for a wide range of body and salon treatments.
Besides the spa and fitness center, amenities and activities at the club include a 9-hole pitch 'n' putt golf course, freshwater pool, tennis courts, regulation size croquet lawn, beach cabanas, paddleboards, and boogie boards. Popular beach and watersport activities also include snorkeling, surfing, beach volleyball, and sport fishing.
Boaters appreciate access to the private dock, ocean kayaks, and sailboats available at the Hillsboro Club, and fishermen love that they can bring their catch back to chefs who are ready to prepare it for dinner.
Hillsboro Club also hosts teens and children at the club with the Waves Surf Academy, which teaches them about the ocean and how to surf, while engaging them in plenty of beach games.
As a small and very affluent beach community, there are just a few choices for accommodations in Hillsboro Beach.
The Hillsboro Club features rooms and suites with beautiful views. Most accommodations at the club are in low-lying houses, or cottages that are nestled among the sea grapes or high among the dunes overlooking the magnificent ocean.
The Seabonay Beach Resort also offers water-front accommodations with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Private beach access, an outdoor living room, and a marina are just a few of the amenities at the resort.
Hillsboro Beach is also home to a few vacation rentals. Some of the rentals are located directly on the beach and have extraordinary views of the ocean.
Many visitors to Hillsboro Beach stay in nearby Deerfield Beach, which is just up the road to the north. Deerfield Beach is also a beach community but has more lodging options, in addition to numerous restaurants, shops, and opportunities for a wide variety of activities.
A beach wedding in Hillsboro Beach is absolutely beautiful, and a perfect place to tie the knot on the sand with the sound of waves rolling to shore in the background.
The Hillsboro Club hosts unforgettable weddings with the Hillsboro Lighthouse as a backdrop. Not only can you say “I do” at the club, you can have your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, and even a bridal luncheon, with food perfectly prepared by the culinary team.
Seabonay Beach Resort also hosts memorable beach weddings. There’s room for your entire wedding party at the resort, with everything you need for your reception and parties, all while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.