By enjoyFloridaBeaches.com Staff January 1, 2017
South Florida is famous for its beaches. However, many of Florida’s most beautiful beach locations are also its most crowded. Deerfield Beach, though, is one of the exceptions. It’s a beautiful, uncrowded beach community that’s only a few miles from big cities like Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, and just 47 miles from Miami.
To experience South Florida beach living with all the popular amenities, in a solitude setting, look no farther than Deerfield Beach.
Deerfield Beach offers a great deal by way of its beaches, with one side of the city spread out entirely along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, resulting in widely accessible beaches.
White sands and palm trees swaying in the breeze characterize this area of Florida, with picturesque views and warm waters to boot. And best of all, many beachside activities allow the whole family to enjoy the beach while having fun.
Activities and Water Sports
Scuba diving and snorkeling are two of the most popular activities in Deerfield Beach, mainly because of the diving sites that offer visitors a glimpse of the vast underwater world of Florida's coast. As a result, there are numerous outfitters located along the beachfront, in addition to shops that can supply the equipment you need to get in the water, take lessons, and enjoy guided tours.
You can also enjoy surfing, paddleboarding, water skiing, parasailing, and most any other popular water sport in Deerfield Beach. Island Water Sports is a particularly well-loved surf shop that offers rentals and lessons.
Other recreational activities around Deerfield Beach include biking, kayaking, and hiking in the town’s many parks. Fishing and boating are extremely common out on the water, where you can use your own craft or charter a boat.
Deerfield Beach has several attractions for the whole family to enjoy.
Quiet Waters Park and Deerfield Island Park are both great places to enjoy outdoor activities, featuring nature trails, picnic facilities, wildlife viewing and other park activities.
For indoor adventurers, Planet Air Sports is a popular indoor recreation area kids love, because they can play dodgeball, glow-in-the-dark soccer, basketball, and they can enjoy rock climbing and jumping on trampolines.
For both older and younger crowds, the Deerfield Beach Arboretum “tree zoo” showcases over 200 exotic trees from five continents on approximately nine acres. Enjoy the half-mile walking path that is fully accessible by wheelchair, while observing flowering tropical fruit trees, palm trees, bamboo trees, and the butterfly garden.
The Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, which was recently renovated by the city and now features new facilities, is a very popular attraction. The beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean draws many people to the pier, despite the $1 fee to walk and $4 fee to fish. Furthermore, its prime location along Deerfield Beach’s coast puts it in close proximity to many dining and shopping venues. You can also rent picnic pavilions and cabanas on the fishing pier.
Deerfield Beach is particularly well known for its resorts, such as the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort that offers a luxurious stay with plentiful amenities and a prime beachfront location.
However, if you are looking for more budget-friendly options, Deerfield Beach also has a number of smaller and more modest hotels, motels, and inns, with many of them providing a personalized beach experience.
Vacation rentals are also available, and a good choice if you are planning a more long-term stay with family and friends.