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Incorporated in 1947, the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is nestled between the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway in Broward County, a major metropolitan region on Florida's southeast coast. The entire Town -1.5 square miles in size - is on a barrier island about 7 feet above sea level. Unlike many Florida communities on the ocean, where tall condominiums crowd the beach, most of the buildings in the downtown district are under four stories tall, which helps to enhance the Town's seaside oasis charm.

The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is home to warm tropical breezes, spectacular ocean views, quaint downtown shops, a pier that extends 876 feet over the ocean, a unique snorkel trail and a coral reef teeming with colorful fish, spiny lobsters and other marine life-all within 100 yards of the beach! Because the City's reefs are popular with beach divers, the Broward County Commission in 1997 declared the Town the Shore Diving Capital of Florida. The Florida Division of Historical Resources in June 1994 also designated the underwater remains of the SS Copenhagen, a 19th century steamer that sank offshore in 1900, as an official underwater archaeological preserve - one of only 10 such preserves in Florida!

The Town isn't far from the Everglades, the Florida Keys & everything else South Florida has to offer. Take a swim, snorkel over a beautiful reef, drop a baited hook in the water from Anglins Pier or just take a quiet stroll along the shore to collect sea shells. With a number of fine local restaurants, specialty stores and boutiques within walking distance of your hotel, there is plenty to do and enjoy in the Town of Lauderdale-By-The- Sea.  

Contact Information
Contact Address 4501 Ocean Drive
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308
Phone Number 954-776-0576
Economic Indicators
Population (2018) 6,607
Labor Force (2018) 3,086
Land Area (square miles) 1.5
Households (2016 updated) 7,380
Household Income $65,342

Source: American FactFinder, Zoom Prospector


Major Employers: 

  • Hotels and Restaurants

Updated 10-08-2020