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Snorkeling Dania Beach and Hollywood Beach, Florida

The rock ledges run very close to the beach in Dania and the Hollywood Beach area, and there are several artificial reefs close to the beach as well. Still, this area is for strong swimmers as getting to the rocks requires swimming 100 to 200 yards from the beach. Three beaches in the Dania / Hollywood area offer excellent beach snorkeling:

John U. Lloyd State Park - this state park beach access has full facilities and lifeguards. The first rock reef ledge is about even with the end of the Dania pier, but south of the actual pier structure in about 20 feet of water. Also, there is an artificial rock reef at the northern end of the park in about 15 feet of water about 600 feet south of the jetties.

Dania Beach Erojacks - Large concrete sections that look like childrens' jacks were placed parallel to the pier, but at the southern end of the park, south of the first parking area and north of the pier structure. Water depths of 10 to 20 feet.

See the Google map on the John U Lloyd State Park page for the location of the Eurojacks.

Photos taken underwater at Erojacks reef. Lots of nice fish.

 

 

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John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Dania

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