1. Dania Beach Erojacks
In the water off Dr. Von Mizell/Eula Johnson State Park lies this man-made reef made from dolos, concrete block objects that look somewhat like jacks from the old-fashioned children’s game (hence the name). Scuba divers can get the best look, but it’s not too far down so a mask, snorkel and fins are enough equipment to get a look at the large amount of sea life that calls the erojacks home.
2. Red Reef Park, Boca Raton
The park takes up all the land between the ocean and the spot where the Intracoastal widens into Lake Wyman, giving this middle-of-Boca park a more hidden-away feel. And if the sea life isn’t overly abundant while snorkeling, check out the sea life at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on the north end of the park.
3. Vista Park Reef
Just off Vista Park (which is on the beach just south of Oakland Park Boulevard) sits one of the city’s best snorkeling spots. Festooned with fish, no more than 20 feet deep and less than 80 yards from shore, it’s a longtime favorite.
With several reefs within easy swimming distance from Anglin’s Fishing Pier, there’s good reason LBTS is always among the snorkeling favorites. Plus when all that snorkeling builds up an appetite, you can head to land for one of the best beach-town restaurant selections around.