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Hollywood Beach and Boardwalk

Miami, FL
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Hollywood Beach and Boardwalk, Miami FL

Description

The Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, or Broadwalk, is a wide pedestrian and bike path that runs for two miles beside the beach past cafes. It's a fun place in the morning when everyone is out and about getting some exercise. The bike and pedestrian portion of the boardwalk are easy to distinguish from each other as the bike portion is cement and the pedestrian portion is paved in brown bricks. This makes for safe, hassle-free walking. Bring a stroller and take your child for a long walk while you people-watch. You can finish off your walk with some playing in the sand. 
The beach itself is cleaned often, though there are still plenty of cigarette butts. It's a very short walk across the sand to the water, which was full of seaweed when we were there.
On July 4 you can watch fireworks while sitting in the sand. They are centered at Charnow Park along the boardwalk, and there are shuttles to help with the parking situation.
There is a beautiful stage with a tropical beach scene painted as the backdrop, on the boardwalk, called Hollywood Beach Theater. Concerts occur five nights a week (Wed-Sun), from 7-9pm. This is a great place to come if you've just arrived at FLL airport and want to get immediately into a festive holiday feeling.
The cafes are a bit rundown but Rocco's Pizza by the stage has nice outdoor seating and good food. There is no AC in some of the cafes so the service isn't always the friendliest. There is a Subway sandwiches, Ben and Jerry's ice cream, ethnic cafes (Greek, Russian, Armenian, Mexican), plus Broadwalk Grill. Or you can eat at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, inside the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach resort, with views of the lush landscaping and water features. There are quite a few bars/grills inside this resort, and one on the 11th floor! Check out the pool as you enter from the boardwalk, with caves and fountains.
After your walk, it's just a short drive to Anne Kolb Nature Center where you can climb the observation tower for high-up views!

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Colorful Hollywood Boardwalk!
Colorful Hollywood Boardwalk!
Chairs you can rent.
Chairs you can rent.
Jogger on a Sunday morning.
Jogger on a Sunday morning.
Hollywood Beach Theater, with the sea directly behind!
Hollywood Beach Theater, with the sea directly behind!
Wave wall between the boardwalk and the sand.
Wave wall between the boardwalk and the sand.
Cafes along the boardwalk.
Cafes along the boardwalk.
Access to the sand.
Access to the sand.
Pavilion with a view!
Pavilion with a view!
FlowRider at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
FlowRider at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
Grass shack on the beach at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
Grass shack on the beach at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
Sitting outside Rocco's Pizza listening to a concert at Hollywood Beach Theater.
Sitting outside Rocco's Pizza listening to a concert at Hollywood Beach Theater.
Coffee shop inside Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
Coffee shop inside Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant.
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant.
Waterfall over rock arch, in the pool at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
Waterfall over rock arch, in the pool at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
The Hollywood Beach boardwalk at night.
The Hollywood Beach boardwalk at night.
A couple walks toward the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
A couple walks toward the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
FlowRider, or surf simulator, outside the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort on the boardwalk.
FlowRider, or surf simulator, outside the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort on the boardwalk.
Thursday night concert with excellent rock band, The Kinected, at the Hollywood Beach Theater.
Thursday night concert with excellent rock band, The Kinected, at the Hollywood Beach Theater.
Sahara Cafe on the boardwalk.
Sahara Cafe on the boardwalk.
   

Directions

The middle of Hollywood Beach Boardwalk is around Charnow Park, at 300 Connecticut St. Here you can park in the parking garage for $1.50 an hour. There are restrooms here as well (fairly clean for a city beach).

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Last Updated Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:24:58 GMT