North of Miami and south of Fort Lauderdale, the snorkeling off Hollywood North Beach Park is known for rocky ledges that provide habitat for tropical marine life. Keep an eye out for barracuda, snook , tarpon and nurse sharks.

To reach the Hollywood North Beach Park snorkeling, follow Sheridan Street to A1A. Park toward the middle of the main parking area in Hollywood North Beach Park. Start snorkeling directly out from the lifeguard tower. The rocky ledges start about 500 feet offshore in water depths of 10 to 20 feet.

When snorkeling off Hollywood North Beach Park, a diver-down flag is highly recommended due to the fast boat traffic moving up and down the coast. To reach the snorkeling in southeast Florida by air, there are several options. The most popular option is to fly into Miami International Airport (MIA), which is served by all major US and international airlines. Also nearby, a potentially lower cost option is to fly into Ft Lauderdale airport (FLL). From either of these airports, you can rent a car to drive to the dive site, but watch out for automated cash-less toll highways along the way.


Local Contact(s):  Florida Tourism (850) 488-5607

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Florida" from Brad Bertelli

Recommended Map:  "Florida State Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

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