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John U. Lloyd Beach State Park

 About John U. Lloyd Beach State Park

Boats line up on the creek at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park on Dania Beach.


Steven Dale

Summertime means longer days and more time to enjoy the park. As park manager, I remain committed to our visitors that they will be given the opportunity to enjoy the park in a safe and responsible manner. Summertime safety is always a concern so I am listing a few safety reminders to consider before and during your visit.

Lightning: Lightning is a bright flash of electricity produced by a thunderstorm. All thunderstorms produce lightning and are very dangerous. If you hear the sound of thunder, than you are in danger from lightning. Lightning kills and injures more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Seek shelter if lightning is seen or thunder is heard.

Sun: Ultraviolet radiation is most dangerous during the early summer especially between the hours of 10:00AM and 4:00PM. Please remember to bring your sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

Surf: Surf conditions change daily and could produce dangerous conditions. Pay attention to the beach warning flags and know that red and purple both mean danger. It is also important to know what to do if you are caught in a rip current.

Summertime is also sea turtle season. All of our nests are clearly marked with a numbered stake and a screen that protects them from predators. Sea turtles and sea turtle nests are protected by both federal and state laws. On behalf of our entire staff, it is our hope that you will have a great summer and a safe and enjoyable experience at the park.



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I-95 to Sheridan Street (Milepost Exit 21 - Old Exit 24), east to A1A, north 1.5 miles; or Florida Turnpike to Hollywood Blvd. (Exit 49), east to A1A, north 2.5 miles. Click here for additional directions and map of entry to park.


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  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are permitted in the park, but not on the beach. They must be well-behaved and kept on a six-foot handheld leash at all times. Pets must not be left unattended or taken into restroom facilities or concession areas. Please clean up after your pet. Service animals are welcome in all areas and buildings of the park, as required by law.