Vista Park Beach

Sandy beach
2820 N Atlantic Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, USA
437 miles from Panama City Beach, FL
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
👉 Download a FREE PDF map

About this beach

Located just south of Oakland Park Boulevard, Vista Park offers public beach access, open play area, waterfront benches, and picnic tables. It’s a cozy little spot at the seaside to stay away from big crowds and noise and relax. Swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving, snorkeling, strolling, picnicking, enjoying the sea views, watching the shorebirds, and marine life – all this is about Vista Park Beach.

Location and Access

Vista Park Beach is located at 2851 North Atlantic Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., the park features no entrance fees. There is a parking lot very close to the beach. It fills up quickly so it is better to arrive early (before 8 a.m. on weekends) or be prepared to wait.


The beach is clean, uncrowded, and beautiful! You can bring your own chairs and umbrellas and carrying them will be no problem since the parking lot is just a short walk away from the beach. The sand is not white and powdery but still good enough for children’s games as well as for spreading a towel and lying down. The sea is blue and green, good for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

LGBT Community

Vista Park Beach is popular not only with traditional couples and families seeking some quiet and tranquility but also with LGBT visitors seeking new acquaintances or coming just to relax in a safe and friendly ambiance on the beautiful Atlantic shore.

Scuba Diving

Vista Park Beach offers some of the most beautiful shore diving in Southeast Florida. The broad Vista Park Reef is just offshore and easy to reach. Snorkeling and scuba diving are both quite popular activities. There is always something to see including reef squid, turtles, octopus, nurse sharks, and plenty of fish species. The beach has no lifeguard stations so dive flags are required. If you’re experienced, the area is safe enough for solo dives.

Driving time

  • 45 minutes from Miami, FL
  • 50 minutes from West Palm Beach, FL
  • 2 hours 30 minutes from Fort Myers, FL

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Vista Park Beach which you can visit:

Beach reviewed by:
Daniel and Laura
Photos from Google Maps
Vista Park BeachBeach palmsSun rising over the seaCity landscapeCity beach
Show rooms near this beach×

Visitor questions:

Question: Where can you leave personal belongings when snorkeling? Where can you rent snorkeling equipment? Thank you, Kelly.
Asked by Kelly Mortrud over 3 years ago
Answer: The only place where you can leave your belongings is in your car in the nearby parking lot. Unfortunately, there are no storage facilities on Vista Park Beach. As for renting snorkeling equipment, the closest place is Tuff Gong Reggae Boat Tours & Snorkeling. It is located within 0,2 miles (4 minutes walk) from Vista Park Beach (location: 2928 N Ocean Blvd #2, Google Maps:, Tel. +18057667876). They offer boat tours with snorkeling opportunities. Another option is Beach Ventures SEABOB Snorkel and Jet Ski Rental. This company is located within 0,8 miles (15 minutes walk) from Vista Park Beach (location: 2000 N Ocean Blvd, Google Maps:, Tel. +19545309844). They rent snorkeling equipment and more. Have a nice beach day!

Vista Park Beach videos

Vista Park Fort Lauderdale
A serene video of the waves breaking on the sea shore
Scuba Diving Vista Park Reef in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
An intriguing underwater video of the rich sea life near the beach

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast

Best times to visit

Average temperature (°F)
Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2820 N Atlantic Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, USA (Open on Google Maps)
Drag and zoom the map to view lodging options near the beach.
Other beaches nearby
Explore other beaches near Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Beach
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida
2 mi away
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 mi away
Vista Park Beach reviews and photos
Reviewed on: March 5, 2020