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 angelfish, parrotfish, barracuda, snook, tarpon and nurse sharks. Occasionally, the Portuguese Man-O-War invade the beach and close the beach to swimming.
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. All of the parking in the surrounding area is fee-based and there is no view of the water without parking first. 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.
Overall, Hollywood North Beach Park is the 10th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Florida Southeast.