By enjoyFloridaBeaches.com October 27, 2015
Hollywood, Florida is a charming beachside community that boasts a laid-back South Florida culture, and has earned the nickname, "the Diamond of the Gold Coast." It is the quintessential seaside retreat for families, featuring a golden beachfront and a stylish city center.
Hollywood is an artistic and fun destination that welcomes thousands of beachgoers every year. Accommodations include high-end beach resorts, hotels, B&Bs, and vacation rentals. And besides the beach, dining, shopping, beach and outdoor activities, water sports, tours, and parks make Hollywood an awesome community.
Hollywood Beach has earned the prestigious designated as a Blue Wave beach by the Clean Beaches Council. Fodor also listed Hollywood as one of the best family beach getaways in North America, and Florida Living Magazine rated it the state’s best beach.
The highly rated beach has golden sand that is soft to the touch, making it perfect for all sorts of beach activities. And families also love Hollywood Beach for its small to mid-sized waves and clean sand, which make it a pleasant and safe environment.
The beach in Hollywood stretches for six miles and offers something for everyone. Water sports equipment, umbrellas, and even cabanas are available to rent. And running adjacent to a portion of the beach, Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is home to outstanding restaurants, boutiques, shops, resorts, hotels, and oceanfront parks.
Hollywood also features several dog friendly parks, including Dog Beach, located just south of Dania Beach. Hollywood's Dog Beach is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. during daylight savings time. A pass is required to use Dog Beach, which can be purchased at the administrative office at 1405 S. 28th Avenue.
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is a 2.5 mile broadwalk along the Atlantic Ocean featuring over 50 restaurants, more than 30 boutiques and shops, 3 oceanfront resorts, close to 30 hotels, 3 oceanfront parks, live music events, and an organic farmers’ markets on Sundays.
Visitors enjoy the sand and surf along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, biking and walking along the terracotta-colored path, watching street performers, visiting the restaurants andcafés, and shopping.
Getting to Hollywood is easy with the nearby airport the city shares with Fort Lauderdale - the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. When driving, take I-95, Federal Highway 1, or A1A to reach Hollywood.
While in Hollywood, there is a convenient Trolley service runs seven days a week, and ample parking to drive your car.