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Dania Beach Pier and Ocean Park
|People always like to gather around a focal point on the beach,
and Florid's lack of dramatic geology means that a pier is about the
closest we get to focal point. The Dania Pier is a solid concredt
structure that juts out into the very clear blue-green waters of
south Florida's Atlantic coast, a short drive north of Hollywood
Beach. Sure, it's great for fishing, but with plenty of parking it
attracts lots of beachgoers.
To get here, take Dania Beach Blvd east toward the beach. When you come off the Blvd, follow the sign that directs you to bear right to Dania Beach. If you are coming north on A1A from Hollywood Beach, you'll need to turn right on N. 4th Terrace, which is just before you go under the overpass. If you go under the overpass you've gone too far. It's an easy turn to miss.
For those with physical challenges Dania Beach gets high marks for being easily accessible on the "diz-abled.com" web site. I don't know whether they have beach wheel chairs.
There is a restaurant on the pier and another one situated within the parking area.
|Above: The view looking south from the Dania Pier.|
|Dania Ocean Park beach. My telephoto lens makes the crowd look much thicker than it actually is.|
|Above: Dania Beach has lifeguard coverage from 9am to 5pm on the south side of the Pier.|
|Beach access at Dania beach.|
|The Dania Pier as viewed from the beach.|
|Above: The entrance to the Dania Pier is wheelchair accessible.|
|Fishing is a serious pursuit on the Dania Pier.|
|On the Dania Pier. There is a modest charge to fish on the pier and to walk out on the pier for sightseeing.|
|Looking north from the Dania pier. There are no lifeguards on the north side of the pier.|
|Above: Dania Beach has beautiful clear blue-green waters and is great for swimming.|
|There is plenty of parking (for a fee) at Dania Beach. My understanding is that cars with a "handicap" decal park for free.|