Dania Beach


Another small city, which recently changed its name from Dania to Dania Beach. Very close to Ft. Lauderdale Airport, it got its name because it was settled early this century by Danish tomato growers. The beach is not as nice as the one at Hollywood Beach (but there is plenty of public parking), although there is a very nice pier which is perfect for fishing (with a rod rental and bait kiosk) and which was completely rebuilt after Hurricane Andrew. There are about ten smaller hotels/motels close to the beach, all very inexpensive. Recently the first high-rise builiding was built on the beach, housing luxury apartments with prices starting from $500,000. The beach often suffers from erosion due to the busy Port Everglades nearby.

If you are in the mood for gambling, the casino ship Sun Cruz docks on the intercoastal and takes punters for free 5 hour gambling cruises (outside US territorial waters) twice a day.

In downtown Dania Beach, a mile or so from the coast, there are numerous antiques shops which are worth exploring. There are also some nice restaurants, but no major shopping to speak of.

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City of Dania Beach Official website for the city, and a pretty nice one at that!

Dania Beach, Antique Capial of the South Gives info about antiques stores in Dania Beach

Dania Beach Main Street Website for downtown Dania Beach

Great Dania Beach Chamber of Commerce Limited info

Unofficial Dania Beach Website Provides some good info and a few pictures, plus a mailing list too