Snorkeling John U. Lloyd Beach State Park

Excellent snorkeling opportunities exist along the beaches just south of the Port Everglades Cut. The rock reefs run parallel to shore in about 20 feet of water, 75 to 100 yards off the beach. The park is located north of Dania Beach at the north end of North Ocean Boulevard. This is a state park, so there is an entrance fee, concessions, restrooms, showers, and lifeguards during posted hours.

South of the Dania pier at the first parking area is reported to be a good dive spot. Another is a couple of hundred yards south of the jetties. Check with the lifeguards for up-to-date info (very important).

Here are a couple of quotes from the TripAdvisor reviews:

"If you want to snorkel from the shore try John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, officially in Dania (south of Ft. Lauderdale). There is a jetty that protects the beach at the park from the ships entering and leaving Port Everglades. When we were walking out on the jetty, a snorkeler popped his head up and exclaimed to us all the interesting things he was seeing."


John U. Lloyd Beach State Park official web site.


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