Fodor's Expert Review Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Fort Lauderdale Beach Fodor's Choice

North of the bustling beachfront at Sunrise Boulevard, quieter sands run parallel to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, an exquisite patch of Old Florida. The 180-acre subtropical oasis forms a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway—surprisingly close to the urban core. Lush vegetation includes mangroves, and there are lovely nature trails through the hammock system. Visit the Birch House Museum, enjoy a picnic, play volleyball, or grab a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. Amenities: toilets; water sports. Best for: solitude; walking.

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Quick Facts

3109 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33304, USA

954-564–4521

www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/hugh-taylor-birch-state-park

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: From $4 single driver or motorcycle; $2 per pedestrian or bicyclist, Daily 8–sunset.

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