There are numerous Deerfield Beach Florida rentals along the South Florida coastline. You can enjoy the beach and water sports while staying in a Deerfield vacation home. Here are some of the activities at Deerfield Beach and the surrounding area your family won't want to miss. The beaches at Deerfield, Hollywood, Dania, Pompano and Fort Lauderdale have earned the distinction of being "Blue Wave Beaches," and have been certified by the Clean Beaches Council. These beautiful beaches an ideal vacation destination.
Activities at Deerfield Beach
Deerfield Beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. It offers a protected area to swim, making it safer than some beaches. Bodyboarding, surfing and snorkeling are all favorite activities at the beach. The city of Deerfield has beach volleyball courts available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Olympic Sand Volleyball Trials have been held here.
Some of the best diving areas in the country are found at Deerfield. Explore the reefs and many shipwrecks off the coast. There are so many shipwrecks in this area, you could spend a month diving and not see everything. You can participate in scuba lessons and get certified by experienced dive instructors. Surfing lessons are available at a number of beach locations for every age group, from beginners to advanced surfers.
Quiet Waters Park
Quiet Waters Park is a favorite family attraction. It's comprised of a 431-acre park; the main attraction being the water rides and activities. Splash Adventure, the high-tech playground, is great for younger kids because there aren't any steps going into the playground area in the water. You simply walk in to where all the slides, wheels and play equipment are. At its deepest point, the water is 18 inches deep. Water gushes from everywhere, so the kids stay cool while playing in a safe environment.
Extreme sports activities are available at the several lakes at the park. Kids and adults can enjoy skating at the skate park. For cyclists, mountain bike trails allow for a good workout. You can try cable water skiing and wake-boarding at Ski Rixen. It's the only park of its kind in south Florida. If camping is in your vacation plans, the park offers rent-a-tent camping with all equipment provided.
Deerfield Island Park
Deerfield Island Park is a good destination for a family day trip. The park is only accessible by boat. Several boat slips are available for private boats, or you can take advantage of the free shuttle service. The park has nature trails, a playground, restroom facilities and soda machines. Bring your lunch and have a picnic.
Deerfield Beach Festivals
Planning a Florida winter vacation? You won't want to miss the Florida Renaissance Festival held annually at Quiet Waters Park. Performers in period costumes entertain all day and evening. Jousting tournaments, sword fights, games and a village of medieval craftsmen sell everything from handblown glass to medieval-style pottery. Turkey legs, scotch eggs and cider are some of the tempting food and pub drinks. The Festival of the Arts features works by local artisans. Browse through thousands of original paintings, ceramics, wood carvings, metalwork, jewelry and much more. The festival is held each January.
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