Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Lauderdale

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A navigable inland waterway that runs 4,800 km (3,000 mi) along the Gulf and Atlantic coast, Intracoastal Waterway plays host to commercial and recreational vessels. Consider a boat tour--you can find excursions through the canals or swamp areas where ecosystems thrive. The waterway serves as a popular alternate when the seas are too rough for travel and also as a go-between for vessels on major U.S. rivers, like the Mississippi. Arrange your visit to Intracoastal Waterway and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fort Lauderdale using our Fort Lauderdale itinerary maker app .
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  • There are multiple restaurants and parks that overlook the intracoastal waterway. A great place to relax and enjoy the boats go by.  more »
  • One of the best parts of any visit to a Atlantic Florida beach is the Intercoastal Waterway on the other side. It's always fun to photograph from the bridges.  more »
  • I visited in mid-October 2017, so this is shortly after the hurricane, but life was back to normal, no signs of it. The beach is fine. Some store fronts are closed/empty. I have mixed feelings about t...  more »

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