Wilton Manors is an incredible destination spot to stay and play. There’s so much to do, including a visit to one (or all) of the nearby beaches. The 5 best and closest beaches in the Wilton Manors area are listed below. All offer warm waters, clean sand, scenic views and recreational water sports and activities.
Looking to drink on the sand? Hollywood Beach offers designated drinking areas with waitresses.
Dania Beach and Las Olas Beach tend to be less crowded and offer more private options for beachgoers. Despite their smaller size, they still have plenty of fun to offer during the day and night.
Inn On The Drive is located near many beautiful beaches, we’ve included the distance from our inn to each beach below. Ready, set, let’s go to the beach!
5 of Our Favorite Beaches Near Wilton Manors
#1. Fort Lauderdale Beach
Distance from Inn on the Drive in Wilton Manors: 3.4 miles, 12-minute drive
Nearby Fort Lauderdale Beach offers a perfect tropical oasis packed with romantic, thrilling, and relaxing activities. Visitors can explore attractions such as Fort Lauderdale’s award-winning wavewall, beachfront promenade, scenic dining, entertainment venues, shopping, and more.
Fort Lauderdale Beach offers recreational actives such as boating, surfing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, and more. In addition, visitors highlight the scenic experience of rollerblading along the brick-lined beachfront pathway, all the while surrounded by palm trees and tropical breezes.
#2. Dania Beach
Distance from Inn on the Drive in Wilton Manors: 9.8 miles, 23-minute drive
Dania Beach is a smaller hidden gem. It is an ideal spot for a relaxing day to escape from it all. Most of the time you can find parking without battling it out for a spot. Most of the spots are metered so bring some change with you.
Take a deep breath and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and peaceful surroundings. After all, Dania Beach has been recognized as one of the cleanest and least crowded beaches in the area. Depending on when you visit Dania Beach, you may get to see cruise ships from the beach.
You can also visit Dania Beach Ocean Park to discover an incredible fishing pier that includes five-star dining options. Restaurants on the pier are known for panoramic views and mouth-watering menu items including fresh caught seafood.
#3. Hollywood Beach
Distance from Inn on the Drive in Wilton Manors: 12.8 miles, 34-minute drive
Are you an animal lover? If so, you may recognize Hollywood Beach, as parts of the heartfelt movie Marley & Me were filmed here.
Discover retro and artsy vibes as well as the famous 2.5 mile Broadwalk. There are dog-friendly areas, dining, and more. Plus, this beach offers designated areas that permit drinking on the beach. Waiters are available to take orders and deliver food and drinks in some of these areas.
You can easily find a full-day of entertainment at Hollywood Beach. During the day, visitors can lounge at the beach, enjoy an art class, or take the trolley to explore more cuisine and culture.
As the sun begins to set, visitors can eat at one of the scrumptious restaurants in the area. After dinner, we recommend heading over to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino to party the night away. It’s no wonder Hollywood Beach made our list of the top 5 best beaches near Wilton Manor, FL.
#4. Las Olas Beach
Distance from Inn on the Drive in Wilton Manors: 2.9 miles, 10 minute-drive
Las Olas Beach offers clear blue ocean waters, clean sand, and metered parking. It’s a rather small stretch of sand that is typically peaceful by day and a little rowdier by night.
Add some excitement to your visit by renting water sports equipment. Beach chairs are also available to rent. Just a few steps away from Las Olas Beach, visitors can explore shops, bars, and restaurants.
#5. Pompano Beach
Distance from Inn on the Drive in Wilton Manors: 7.7 miles, 19 minutes
Pompano Beach offers a little bit of everything, which makes it appealing to a wide variety of visitors. Its name originated after the saltwater fish found exclusively in Pompano Beach area waters. Thanks to a bend in the Gulf Stream, you’ll find some of the warmest and clearest waters right here.
If you’re a sports lover, you’ll appreciate the 50+ local parks for sports maintained by Pompano Beach. A myriad of entertainment options includes boating, fishing, grilling, picnicking, shopping, and dining. Plus, there’s an accessible living coral offshore reef worth checking out.