This popular 56-acre park, acquired by Broward County in 1988 and located at A1A and Sheridan Street, provides access to 1.1 miles of the City of Hollywood’s public beach and beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Turtle Cafe: Enjoy pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, cool beverages, and other snacks at this beachside facility. The cafe is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Includes a raised accessible deck that provides a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Restrooms and outdoor showers are located near the concession. Picnic areas with tables and grills are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Observation Tower: A 60-foot-tall wooden tower provides a panoramic view.
Picnic Shelters: Two medium shelters (capacity 41-60), the Bridge and Cove shelters, are available for rent at the Loggerhead pocket park, which is located on the west side of A1A, just a short walk from the beach. Each of these shelters has water, electricity, a large grill, and picnic tables - and a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Restrooms and volleyball areas are located near the shelters. Shelter rentals/reservation permits can be obtained at the nearby Anne Kolb Nature Center (751 Sheridan St., Hollywood; 954-357-5161). Deposit required.
Picnic Areas: Additional picnic areas with grills and tables are available on the Intracoastal side of the park in the Leatherback, Green, Kemp's Riley, and Hawksbill pocket parks. The Leatherback and Hawksbill areas also include restrooms.
Fishing Piers: Accessible from the Kemp's Riley and Hawksbill pocket parks on the Intracoastal side of the park.
Parking: Beachside parking is available for a per-vehicle fee daily. Metered parking (bring quarters) is available on the Intracoastal side and along sidestreets.
Sea Turtles and Their Babies Program
Sea turtles use South Florida's beaches during the spring and summer months to lay and incubate their eggs until the hatchlings emerge 45 to 55 days later. This program shares the mysterious life of sea turtles and their fight for survival, and ends with a beachside release of hatchlings on Wednesday and Friday nights from the beginning of July through the end of August. Reservations are required for this popular program, which often sells out, so early registration is recommended. Program reservations taken at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood (954-357-5161).
Hollywood North Beach Park
3601 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL 33019
Shelter reservations for the park taken at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood (954-357-5161).