Sebastian Street Beach is a quiet, relaxing, LGBT-friendly spot on the beautiful sandy shore of the Atlantic Ocean. The area is scenic and well-groomed. Not overcrowded.
Many of the visitors are older people. However, it’s not a problem for youngsters and kids to have a blast as well – overall, the crowd is quite diverse and very friendly. You can see entire families relaxing on the shore. It is also worth mentioning that Out Traveler has named Sebastian Street Beach the “hottest U.S. Gay Beach”.
Location and Access
Sebastian Street Beach is part of a larger Fort Lauderdale Beach. Located along the corner of Sebastian Street and A1A, Sebastian Street Beach boasts a great location in proximity to all kinds of restaurants and shops. Good accessibility makes the beach a perfect place for a quick trip. You can find it right across from the Casablanca Café and it may be difficult to notice the beach sign so watch carefully.
There is plenty of public parking and finding a space is usually not a problem. The beach is just perfect for a quick trip – very accessible.
If you fail to find restrooms just ask locals – they will show you the way. The beach also has outdoor showers for rinsing off the sand and the saltwater. Bars and dining places are as close as across the street from the beach. There are also plenty of hotels and Airbnb accommodations nearby.
Sand and Water
You can rent lounge chairs and umbrellas on-site. The sand is clean and bright white and there is plenty of space to sunbathe or exercise, or play volleyball. If you go a little bit north, you will see jet ski rentals – great news for watersport enthusiasts.
The water is crystal clear, beautiful and warm. There are professional lifeguards on duty so swimming is quite safe. Be aware that depending on weather conditions, the sea may become rough and the shore may get covered in seaweed.
Keep your eyes open – if you’re lucky enough, you can even see a manatee swim by! People-watching is another good activity for the area, where you can see so many different nationalities. The beach is also a great place to watch the fireworks on July 4.
- 40 minutes from Miami, FL
- 55 minutes from West Palm Beach, FL
- 2 hours 10 minutes from Fort Myers, FL
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Sebastian Street Beach which you can visit:
- Terramar Street Beach (0 miles)
- Fort Lauderdale Beach (1 mile)
- Vista Park Beach (3 miles)
- Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Beach (John U. Lloyd State Park Beach) (4 miles)
- Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Beach (5 miles)