Welcome to Central Beach

Central Beach is one of Fort Lauderdale’s largest beach communities. Miles of beaches and boardwalk span the eastern border of this unique neighborhood. Easily recognized by the curving white barrier that separates the sand from the sidewalk, this neighborhood has no shortage of palm trees, residents and tourists soaking up the sunshine.

Key Details


beachfront, boardwalk, resort, condos, nightlife, waterfront, coastal


Commute Times
Palm Beach 50m by car
Miami Beach 40m by car
Downtown Fort Lauderdale 10m by car
Fort Lauderdale Airport 15m by car
East to West The Intracoastal to the Atlantic Ocean
North to South Hugh Taylor Birch State Park to Burnham Point
Nearby Neighborhoods Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Isles, Colee Hammock, Victoria Park

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Around the block:
Beachfront community with an urban feel

Once you visit Central Beach you’ll see why this popular tourist destination turns many Florida vacationers into residents. It boasts an abundance of beautiful resorts and hotels alongside a mix of modern and classic Florida condominium complexes both old and new. This beautiful stretch of beach has made Fort Lauderdale the destination it is today.

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What to expect:
Restaurants and bars overlooking beaches sprinkled with palm trees, condominium complexes with community pools, and plenty of sand for everyone to enjoy.

Central Beach is full of notable locations. In the center you will come across “Beach Place”, a three story shopping complex filled with restaurants overlooking the water and shops filled with everything for your beach going needs. A bit further north, you will find the Bonnet House, built in the 1920s, this 35-acre historic estate is an extraordinary blend of art, history and nature. Finally, stop by the swimming hall of fame to learn about the sport’s history and heritage.

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The lifestyle:
Outdoor and waterfront living with an abundance of restaurants, bars, and nightlife

During a quick stroll down the sidewalk in Central Beach, you will encounter individuals jogging, biking, rollerblading, and more. It is popular to get out and get moving before taking a dip in the ocean or in one of the many community pools. End the day with a meal or a drink at one of the many open air bars and restaurants. This is one of the most active areas in Fort Lauderdale, and also one of the most entertaining. Music festivals, spring breakers, and those escaping the cold are all to be expected in Central Beach. Events like the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world, and more make for constant entertainment just around the corner.

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The market:
Condominiums at all sizes and prices make up almost the entirety of Central Beach

Condominium complexes with build dates ranging from as early as the 1920s to brand new construction make up Fort Lauderdale’s central beach. Perfect for those seeking the low-maintenance lifestyle of condo living. Designs, amenities, and prices vary greatly across the neighborhood.

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You'll fall in love with:
The active lifestyle, whether socially or physically

Central Beach is the perfect blend of a traditional beach town with a bustling urban feel. There is no shortage of time in the sun in this vibrant Florida neighborhood.

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