6 Outdoor Activities in Hollywood Beach (That Aren't the Beach)
Some of our favorite things to do in and around Hollywood Beach naturally involve the beach. Strolling the boardwalk, soaking in the sun, and building sandcastles are no doubt great ways to spend time in South Florida, but Hollywood and the surrounding areas offer plenty of other fun things to do outdoors when you're up for something other than beachcombing. Here are a few of our favorite ways to spend time outdoors in Hollywood Beach.
West Lake Park:
This 65-acre urban park located within the Anne Kolb Nature Center offers nearly 48,000 feet of waterfront access to West Lake and the Hollywood Lakes for an eclectic day outdoors. Walk the nature trail to see exotic wildlife, stroll the three-mile mangrove estuary, or play a game on the basketball, racquetball, and tennis courts. The park also offers a marina with access to canoeing, kayaking, and fishing boat rentals, as well as playgrounds and picnic areas, perfect for a day out with the whole family.
Technically located on the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, this waterfront park is a scenic and historic spot that visitors and locals have flocked to for decades. Comprised of shaded picnic pavilions, a water fountain feature, and adjacent to the Garfield Community Center where local events take place, the park is also home to six restored paddleball courts that have been a fixture since the 1930s.
A hidden Hollywood Beach gem, this quaint park on the front of the Intracoastal Waterway features a three-story observation tower to look out to scenes of passing sailboats and yachts on the waterway. Visitors can bike or walk along paved nature trails or take boats, canoes, kayaks, and other vessels on the Intracoastal for day on the water.
Topeekeegee Yugnee (T.Y.) Park:
Head to this 139-acre park for a unique outdoor experience, featuring plenty of family-friendly activities, including a kids' waterpark, sand-bottomed pool, and playgrounds. The sprawling grounds include a marina where visitors can rent paddleboats, kayaks, and canoes, plus several walking, biking, and nature trails, and courts for competitive games of volleyball, racquetball, tennis, and basketball.
Suntex Marina at Hollywood:
Set your sights on the water with an excursion from this amenity-rich and affordable marina where guests can experience a variety of sports, recreation, and relaxation on the Intracoastal Waterway. Rent a houseboat for a day of fun with a group on the water, charter a private cruise or fishing boat, or take your pick of watersport, including ski boats, wakeboards, jet skis, or tubes.
Hollywood Beach Golf Club:
Hit the links at this public 18-hole, par 70 golf course in the heart of Hollywood Beach, a fixture of the region for nearly a century. The challenging and scenic course, originally designed by Donald Ross in 1924, is perfect for players of all skill levels, and features arrow fairways and a variety of water hazards, with strategically placed bunkers along the way. Additional amenities at the club include PGA-level golf instruction and clinics, plus a bar and grill.