The Florida Gold Coast is the region of the southeastern coast of Florida from Palm Beach to Miami. Deerfield Beach is located about midpoint in this region. The Gold Coast probably got its name after many Spanish galleons filled with gold and silver from the New World shipwrecked just off the coast. The length of this coast is a continuous string of sandy beaches interrupted by several inlets that connect the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway, a navigable canal which extends from the State of Virginia to Miami. About 10 different cities share this coast offering the traveler experiences of all types, from tranquil family beaches to highly populated and very intense beaches such as Miami Beach's South Beach. Deerfield's beach is often referred to as a family playground for being safe, fun and for the many activities that it offers its visitors.
Blue Wave Beach
Come visit our award winning "Blue Wave" beach. The City of Deerfield Beach has earned this award designation from the Clean Beach Council (http://www.cleanbeaches.org). This award is based on specific criteria, which include excellence in water quality, beach conditions, safety services, public information and habitat conservation.
The City of Deerfield Beach Ocean Rescue Division is certified by the United States Lifesaving Association and protects a one-mile stretch of beach. There are nine lifeguard towers that are used by lifeguards. Lifeguards are present from 9:00am until 5:00pm 365 days a year.
Surfing is permitted on the north side of the pier and south of tower #9. Sand volleyball courts and recreational areas are located on the north side of the pier. Dogs and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Weddings can be hosted at pre-defined spots. For more info: http://www.deerfield-beach.com.