One of the smallest Florida cities in Broward County, Lighthouse Point sits near the seashores of Hillsboro Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. Named in honor of the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, the city has an extensive history, rich in legends of pirates, buccaneers, star-crossed lovers, seafaring sailors, Seminole Native Americans, and a ghost or two.
This is a town for storytellers and those that love to listen. Peaceful and quiet, Lighthouse Point locals rely on nature for their entertainment. There are several seaside attractions, all outdoors, and a handful of great parks for family-friendly fun, leisure, and sunshine.
The Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse is, of course, the top-ranked attraction in Lighthouse Point. This is the city’s namesake, after all. Erected in 1907, the lighthouse stands tall at 137 feet—all constructed from strong and durable iron. The spiral staircase represents everything a beautiful, old-fashioned lighthouse should be, while the observation deck offers gorgeous, clear views of the Atlantic Ocean. A small museum with lighthouse-relevant artifacts and information sits in front of the main attraction. And, if the mood strikes, you can stay a night next to the lighthouse in one of the many cabins for rent.
One of the top fun things to do in Lighthouse Point is to spend time at the ocean
North Ocean Park is the family-friendly Florida beach in Lighthouse Point. Within walking distance of every hotel and attraction in the area, this beach is tranquil and beautiful. The golden sands, blue ocean waters, and clear views of fantastic sunsets are enough to make your whole vacation worth the road trip to get to Florida. This beach is kind of secluded, so you can expect an expanse of pure sand to yourself.
Bring a blanket, spread out with a good book, and relax to soak up some sunshine and listen to the waves breaking on the shorelines. How relaxing. You will also find plenty of sit-height sand dunes, a shaded picnic area, and clean restrooms. Or, if you prefer a bigger, well-known seaside, trek to Hillsboro Inlet for a stretch of packed summertime beaches with views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Looking for great food? Restaurants here offer a variety of cuisines, perfect for your taste buds!
Food is a big deal in Florida because it’s a mash-up of cuisine cultures. From BBQ and all American, to French, Italian, and a few fast food places, there are several nice restaurants in Lighthouse Point. Seafood lovers should head over to the Fish Shack on Northeast 17th Avenue. This restaurant, the perfect go-to for a good lunch, is top-ranked in both Pompano Beach and Lighthouse Point. The eatery is family-owned with near and dear origins in the small town, so you are sampling generations-old recipes with local, fresh-caught seafood. Some of the Fish Shack’s most popular meals include grilled scallops and oysters, the “cracked conch,” fried whole clams, and fried grouper sandwich with French fries and homemade coleslaw.
Since Lighthouse Point is such a small town, most of the hotels sit on the outskirts of the city, closer to Pompano Beach and Boca Raton. However, none of the best hotels are more than 3 miles from Lighthouse Point. With that said, we suggest the following hotels—Comfort Inn Oceanside, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort, Residence Inn Pompano Beach, and Royal Blues Hotel.
Comfort Inn Oceanside
Located on Deerfield Beach, less than 2 miles from Lighthouse Point, the Comfort Inn Oceanside is a beautiful and accommodating old-fashioned hotel with a dozen amenities. There are 69 comfortable suites, each one equipped with a well-furnished sitting area, a plush queen-sized bed, an en-suite, well-stocked bathroom, and a mini kitchen with a microwave and counter space.
Other accommodations include a swimming pool, an on-site bar, lounge, and small restaurant, free continental grab-and-go breakfasts, and free high-speed wireless internet. The outdoor swimming pool also has an attached water slide, and is the perfect place for summertime fun. Fun can be found less than a minute from the hotel lobby at Deerfield Beach, where white sands nudge the Atlantic Ocean. Take a walk along the seashores and the pier, play catch with the waves, and soak up some much-needed sunshine.
Marriott Pompano Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort is less than 3 miles from Lighthouse Point. This upscale hotel offers plenty of fun and sunny amenities. Of course, guests are greeted with the basics, such as excellent customer service, fantastic shower pressure, comfortable beds, and free hot breakfasts, but they also have a few luxuries, like valet parking, on-site restaurant, concierge services, and 24-hour room service.
For entertainment and total relaxation, guests are welcome to book spa services, such as massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, and sauna treatments. Take some time out from running your family from one activity to the next and pamper yourself.
Residence Inn Pompano Beach
The Residence Inn Pompano Beach is a beautiful oceanfront hotel with budget-friendly prices year-round, even during the on season. Two miles from Lighthouse Point, and top-ranked as one of the best Florida hotels in the area, the Residence Inn features family-friendly, fun accommodations alongside basic amenities.
Dozens of past online reviewers have left some shining positive reviews that highlight the Inn’s tropical swimming pool, excellent customer services and front desk help, super-comfortable beds, and incredible balcony views. On more than one occasion, guests have called this hotel home-like with amenities like a fitness center, free high-speed internet, free daily breakfasts, and self-serve laundry facilities. Want to have an adventure? Book some fun with Charade Sailboat Charters for a day of exploration on the high seas.
The Royal Blues Hotel
The Royal Blues Hotel alongside Deerfield Beach is a Lighthouse Point favorite among travelers and Florida natives alike. Their accommodations include the usual comfortable beds, beachfront access, and on-site restaurant, bar, and lounge. But the boutique hotel also offers 9 themed rooms with 3 ginormous suites, perfect for honeymooners or small families. The rooms are decked out in modern décor of teak wood, stone, and leather, with amenities like a mini bar, microwave, mini fridge, and lots of toiletries, fluffy towels, and crisp linens.
Chanson Restaurant is both on-site and upscale, offering guests elegant, delicious twists on their foodie favorites, like artisanal cheese platters, mixed Greek olives, Mediterranean salads, and the Florida club sandwich.
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