Charnow Park is an oceanfront park on the historic Hollywood Beach Broadwalk offering beach access, picnic pavilions, shaded seating area, workout facilities, playgrounds and a splash fountain for children – it’s a great place to bring your family and it rarely gets overcrowded.
On some days, you can listen to live music in the park. It’s also good for people watching since the beach here attracts tourists from all over the world, people of different languages and different cultures. Additionally, there is a lot of beautiful scenery for taking photos.
Location and Access
You can find Charnow Park at 300 Connecticut Street, Hollywood Beach, Florida. It is located just north of Hollywood Boulevard, stretching from South Ocean Drive to the Boardwalk along the shore. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You can park your car in a municipal parking garage at a price of $4 per hour (paid in cash or by credit card), which means you can park your car in the shade! However, the garage fills up quickly so parking can become a challenge during the peak season. There is no admission fee in the park.
There are fairly clean restrooms right across from the beach. If you get hungry, there are a few places to grab a snack on-site and you can eat at one of the picnic tables. There is a family BBQ area on the beach. For children, there are a splash pad and a climbing wall.
In addition to other family activities, Charnow Park is a nice spot to go to the beach. It’s clean and child-friendly. There is a designated picnic area. Swimming is quite safe since there are lifeguards on duty. The beach in Charnow Park is also a nice spot to watch the sunrise.
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Hollywood Beach boasts an award-winning 2.5-mile brick-paved oceanfront boardwalk, which was named one of the country’s Best Beach Boardwalks. This spot is frequented by bicyclists, roller-bladers, joggers, and walking tourists. With more than 50 restaurants and 30 stores along the way, there are shopping and dining opportunities galore.
If you’re looking for cultural entertainment, murals, live music, and art, go to Downtown Hollywood. This arts district is home to different galleries, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, cinema Paradiso art-house theater, the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, and various creative businesses.
- 35 minutes from Miami, FL
- 1 hour 10 minutes from West Palm Beach, FL
- 2 hours 15 minutes from Fort Myers, FL
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Charnow Park Beach which you can visit: