Hollywood Beach Florida

Hollywood Beach Florida parking

One of the nice things about Hollywood Beach is that it tends to not be as crowded as Miami Beach or Fort Lauderdale Beach.  However, on holiday weekends and special events, parking can become difficult.  The ideal central parking spot if you arrive early is the Johnson Street parking deck.  The next best still fairly central parking location is the Garfield Street parking garage just a few blocks north of Johnson Street.  There are also a good number of parking spaces near the Ramada Hollywood Beach Resort as you enter A1A off Hollywood Boulevard.  Another location with ample parking is the North Beach Park on the north end of Hollywood Beach.  There are also parking spaces along the numerous side streets off A1A but these tend to get taken rather quickly.  If all of the above locations fill another option is to park at Anne Kolb Nature Center off Sheridan Street on the mainland side of the intracoastal.  Note that if choose this option, you will have to cross the drawbridge on foot which might be uncomfortable for some inidividuals especially children.  Just north of Hallandale Beach Blvd off A1A is parking near the Weston Diplomat Resort & Spa.  

If parking anywhere other than a parking garage, it is recommended you pay for ample time for your beach stay.  It is easy to underestimate how long one plans to spend on the beach or at a special event, lose track of the time and then come back to your car with a $20 parking ticket.  Better safe than sorry as attendants are vigilant. 

Alternatively, you can just park in downtown Hollywood at the 19th Ave parking garage or at the ArtsPark and catch the trolley to Hollywood Beach.  The City of Hollywood trolley has pickups approximately every 30 minutes (stops at major hotels, parking garages, parks in downtown Hollywood and along Hollywood Beach)...   http://www.visithollywoodfl.org/hottrolleyschedule.pdf

If you are coming from Fort Lauderdale Beach, another option is the Water Taxi www.watertaxi.com