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.
More Links: (back to
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 Main Street Website for downtown Dania
Great Dania Beach Chamber
Unofficial Dania Beach
Provides some good info and a few pictures, plus
a mailing list too