Harbor Beach Island
Each street in Harbor Beach is its own island. The bridge to Harbor Beach runs off of A1A as it meets the beach. This luxury, upscale community with dry lots and deep water dock properties is surrounded by the Mercedes River, Cordelia River and Estelle River, where the Intercoastal begins, just around the corner from the Atlantic Ocean. Neighbors are likely to be lawyers, judges, doctors, Admirals, dot.com execs, and others who like boating and appreciate membership in the Harbor Beach Surf Club and 300 feet of private beach.
Harbour Beach & Harbour Isles are neighborhoods on Ft. Lauderdale's outer island between the ocean and intercoastal just south of central beach and north of the Dania Cut where you can watch cruise ships, freighters, and navy vessels coming in and out of port from your balcony. Modern high-rise and more modest two-story condominiums dot the beach along with several hotels and resorts. Just off the beach, majestic single family homes surround inlets and canals with backyard boat dockage for your yacht.
The only thing separating you from the open ocean is the 17th St. Causeway with its 55' clearance when it's closed. It will open upon request anytime at 15 min. intervals if necessary. It takes about 10 minutes to get out to sea. Lots on Mayan Lake and the few canals south of Seabreeze Blvd. need to go under a fixed bridge with clearance of only 8' so no yachts or sailboats here. Most waterfront lots are large, many with over 100' of waterfront (90' of dockage.) Canals are very wide as well from 110' to 160' across. You can take up 1/3 of the canal including your dock and boat so this area gives you plenty of space for any sized boat. Depth varies from 7-12' so check the nautical charts for more accurate information on specific canals. The marina at pier 66 also offers boat slips for rent.
With the beach to one side, and deepwater ocean access waterfront homes on the other, this has always been a popular area for the well-healed. Harbour Beach & Harbour Isles are almost all residential except for a few hotel restaurants and bars but just over the 17th St. Causeway are a myriad of unique shops, restaurants and the center of the boating industry's retail outlets.
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- Population: 326
- Median age: 55