Top 5 Things To Do in Lighthouse Point
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"Small but memorable" is what best describes Lighthouse Point, a quaint and quiet waterfront neighborhood that offers easy access to an incredible variety of natural, historical, recreational, and entertainment attractions you shouldn't miss when you're in South Florida!
Named for the nearby Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, Lighthouse Point is a beautiful seaside community with low-slung Miami midcentury ranch homes lining canals that open to the Intracoastal Waterway.
It clocks in at less than 2.5 square miles, of which 2.29 square miles is land and .11 square miles is water, and is convenient to the Broward County cities of Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, and Boca Raton.
Lighthouse Point is also adjacent to Hillsboro Beach to its east (across the Intracoastal Waterway) and part of the Miami metropolitan area.
And if its perfect location doesn't give away all the great things bound to you on your trip to Lighthouse Point, I don't know what will!
That and the beautiful spots the city has to offer too?
It's going to be an epic journey for sure!
Here are the top five things you can do while you're here:
As with most, if not all, waterfront and seaside communities, you'll see a lot of seafood restaurants on Lighthouse Point, so if you're fond of your pescatarian options, you'll have a field day here!
While it's not what you'd consider A LOT, especially if you compare it to neighborhoods like Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby Miami, you'll still find the scene quite fulfilling after a long day on the water or exploring neighboring communities.
And the best thing about dining at Lighthouse Point? The unmatched views, of course!
Watch the boats and enjoy the breeze during breakfast, lunch, or dinner at waterside Nauti Dawg (four-legged sailors are welcome on the outdoor patio – and even have their own doggy menu).
Papa's Raw Bar is another big favorite for locals: enjoy the day's fresh catch, conch dishes, sushi, and island-inspired sandwiches.
Wash it down with one of their 120+ beers or extensive wine choices.
With a name like Seafood World, it has a lot to live up to. And given its popularity since 1976, they do!
Enjoy huge varieties of fresh fish, grilled, blackened, or cooked to your liking.
Is anyone up for seafood galore?
Like most small waterfront communities in Broward County, there are not a lot of shopping malls and plazas in Lighthouse Point, but that's not to say that you can't buy from anywhere around here.
There's also a plaza, Georgetown Plaza, to do your errands and pick up a few items when you're in a hurry.
So technically, the neighborhood isn't too "barren" in shopping options, but it's not as many as shoppers would like.
That said, visitors and locals will still find superior shopping not too far away at Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, so your retail therapy is not a lost cause if you ever find yourself in Lighthouse Point.
You just need to cross cities, that is all.
As Lighthouse Point is a residential community, you won't find tourists abuzz within its perimeters, save for the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse nearby (but not within the city's jurisdiction).
And what does that mean for a guest looking to have a peaceful vacation in South Florida?
A lot, actually!
Who DOESN'T want some alone time with nature, picturesque views, glorious bodies of water, and majestic homes to boot?
So if you're looking for a relaxing time in Lighthouse Point, you won't be disappointed.
There are plenty of accommodations around the city, too, so if you'd like to stay awhile, you'll only be a few minutes away from Lighthouse Point!
With a total area of less than 2.5 square miles and a laid-back ambiance in a tree-shaded town that inspires you, Lighthouse Point is no doubt a beacon to blissful relaxation.
Since we've been talking about the city's dreamy location, a perfect fit for explorers who seek to experience Florida, you already know that aside from being a beautiful destination to explore (on its own), Lighthouse Point is a great starting point for planning a trip around the best of Broward County and even South Florida!
Minutes to Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and other neighboring communities, the waterfront neighborhood is easy to get to and travel from.
So, whatever's missing from the quaint city is a quick drive away, whether it be shopping, more dining spots, or the famed Sunshine State nightlife.
Meanwhile, for something more "touristy," you can't miss visiting the Hillsboro Inlet and the famous Lighthouse.
Though the city's borders technically don't include the lighthouse or the beach it stands on, the beach is a traffic-free commute away (except for all the other beachgoers on A1A), so it's a 'no-brainer' to put on your itinerary, especially if it's your first time visiting.
I mean, the words "beach" and "lighthouse" already warrant a visit, so there's no reason not to, right?
You might as well include the Hillsboro Mile, another famous landmark in nearby Hillsboro Beach.
Here, you'll get a glimpse of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, magnificent waterfront views, and breathtaking homes.
Ladies and gents, your South Florida journey begins at Lighthouse Point!
If fun in the water is your kind of thing, Lighthouse Point is your best bet!
As it sits on the Intracoastal Waterway, scored with dozens of canals, AND brimming with marinas and charter services, it's not surprising that the suburban city is well-loved by boaters and fishermen.
We're talking about eighteen miles of pristine waterways lacing through Lighthouse Point, with direct ocean access for almost any size boat!
And if you didn't bring one (or don't own a boat YET), the city's friendly charter captains are waiting to escort you on the perfect sea excursion aboard your vessel of choice: sport fishing to the luxury yacht!
Another great news?
Regardless of where you wander in Lighthouse Point, you're never far from inviting sidewalks, bike paths, and city parks that make it easy to enjoy the sunny weather.
For groups looking for outdoor play, visit Dan Witt Park and its tennis, basketball, baseball, and sand volleyball courts, plus football and soccer fields.
The park also has a playground for kids, covered pavilions, and picnic tables for intimate gatherings.
Meanwhile, tennis fans will love Frank McDonough Park's nine clay courts and pro shop with lessons.
The park also features a covered playground, an outdoor sand volleyball court, four racquetball courts, and football, soccer, and baseball fields.
Need a little zen to get you through your trip?
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, on the border between Lighthouse Point and Pompano Beach, is Exchange Club Park, a popular, green, natural escape destination for those who've had their fill of the area's more touristy attractions.
The park is perfect for kayakers, fishermen, and amateur photographers and a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon reading a good book and catching some rays.
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