Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, Dania Beach

Categories: State Parks, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Instead of just sunbathing, get active at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park and choose from a long list of recreational activities like surf fishing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, canoeing, or boating. Visitors curious about Florida's underwater world will love shore diving here. If you are tired of the water, explore one of the park's nature trails instead. Alternatively, walk to the northern end and watch ships sail home through the mangrove channel. Keep in mind there are no restaurants or shops around, so bring snacks and plenty of water. Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Dania Beach Edition.
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  • The reason we went to this park was to see the RCCL Oasis of the Seas cruise ship sail from Port Everglades. This was the place to be, it wasn't crowded, and the beach was very nice. The water was a b...  read more »
  • On Sat 8/20 we planned a family outing to "John U. Lloyd Beach" which we had not visited in 25 years. We had fond memories of bringing our young children here to dig in the sand, play in the water and...  read more »
  • Great beach north of Miami. Park with great structure of bathrooms, dressing rooms, parking and shower facilities. Tables with shade from trees and barbecue. The sea and the quiet type without waves. The water is excellent, fresh without being cold and very clean. White sand. A delight. Recommend taking the food and drinks
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  • This park is a really beautiful and relatively serine place despite being in the middle of Ft Lauderdale. Unlike other local beaches the state parks don't rake the beach, giving a more natural look and helping with erosion. The downside is that if there hasn't been a storm recently, the sun bakes the sea-weed and creatures inside creating an odd odor. There are pavilions for family events and picnics as well as boat launches. Some areas even have free wifi. For something different, head all the way to the north end to the Jetty Pavilion and walk out to the jetty to watch ships sail in and out of Port Everglades. You'll be only feet away from beautiful cruise ships leaving port in the afternoon all with a beautiful background and the sound of waves crashing against the rocks.
  • The place is great but the employees at the entrance are rude. I have the annual pass and decided to go to this park, when I got to entrance the employee was very rude to me because when I showed him my annual pass he couldn't see the expiration date. He said "next time show me the expiration date and not the front side of the card, use your brain and don't waste my time that there is other people behind you". I didn't get to see his name but he was wearing very thick glasses. When I told him that there wasn't need to be rude, he replied " This is not my job, I'm doing you a favor checking your entrance pass and letting you in".
  • Wow, this is a hidden gem. We just witnessed one if the best wedding at the beach, perfect weather and a somewhat intimate setting to be a "public" beach. $6 dollar entrance per car, open sunrise to sunset. You have place to grill as well. Highly recommended for locals, bring your own chairs and umbrellas, I didn't see any rental. Public restrooms are available and very conveniently located. It's my new favorite spot for a weekend Beach getaway.
  • If you like going to the beach & smelling poop & smelling jet fuel exhaust over the whole Beach & smelling cruise ships exhaust coming from the port & non-raked beaches/dirty sand then this is the place for you : unlike the rest of us in this world we like to go to a clean Beach not a beach of this type i will never come back here never ever again also I got some salt water in my mouth yesterday and I still taste nasty salt water in my mouth today disgusting
  • massive beach with tons of room. parking is wonky but manageable. water is beautiful but watch out as there are frequent jellyfish
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