Welcome to Sea Ranch Lakes
An exclusive community with its own private beach club, central lake and stunning single-family residences aplenty.
Long-regarded as one of Broward County’s best-kept, waterside secrets, Sea Ranch Lakes equates to the good life. Geographically, the neighborhood is surrounded by Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s village limits – its borders are Ocean Bay Club Drive to the north, Pine Avenue to the south, the Intracoastal Waterway to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. There are two lakes in the center of the community, Lake Cayuga and Lake Seneca. Access to the guard-gated community is via the aptly named Gatehouse Road, which guides residents and guests over the lakes.
As of the 2020 census, the neighborhood is home to 540 residents, who reside in a stunning mix of contemporary Florida abodes. In total, there are approximately 350 residences within Sea Ranch Lakes. Adding that much more allure to the community is its own private beach club, tucked on the beach with sweeping white sand and turquoise water vistas. And this is all within the community’s confines, let alone all the South Florida adventures that await just beyond it.
What to Love
- A water lover’s dream, with Intracoastal, ocean and lake elements.
- A grocery store, shopping and restaurants at the southeastern edge of the neighborhood.
- Access to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Pompano Beach within minutes.
That stately clubhouse that so many have driven by on A1A / North Ocean Drive just north of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea? Yep, it’s the Sea Ranch Lakes Beach Club, available exclusively to Sea Ranch Lakes residents and their guests. Among its features is a modern clubhouse, equipped with an expansive bar, full kitchen and plenty of wiggle room for big-time community and private events. By calling Sea Ranch Lakes home, you can count on parties and gatherings year-round, spanning 4th of July fireworks spectacles on the beach to a holiday party to remember. For the kiddos, there’s a playground and expansive green space overlooking the ocean. So, for Sea Ranch Lakes residents, the ocean is always at your doorstep.
Beyond the residential confines, Sea Ranch Center is situated at the corner of Pine Avenue and A1A / North Ocean Drive, making everyday needs seamless and potentially walkable. Also strollable is the epicenter of the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea - just blocks south at Commercial Boulevard – with an array of locally-bred restaurants, boutiques and the world-famous Anglin’s Fishing Pier (currently closed). Via Commercial Boulevard and west, you have a straight-shot to I-95 and can be to the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale within 15 minutes.
Dining, Entertainment, Shopping
By calling Sea Ranch Lakes home, you have incredible convenience to some of South Florida’s top entertainment, shopping and dining destinations.
Within the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea village – just five minutes south of Sea Ranch Lakes – you’ll find Aruba Beach Café on the beach with regular live music, Tacocraft with a stellar happy hour and expansive outdoor patio and Village Grille, a long-time local staple for American grub with its own adjacent cozy tavern.
Fun fact: Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is also home to the very first Burger Fi location. You can still visit it – located near the intersection of A1A and Commercial Boulevard – and nosh on fresh burgers, hot dogs and a curated selection of craft beers.
Within the Sea Ranch Center – geographically within Sea Ranch Lakes – are a Publix, CVS and Dollar Tree for daily staples. Among the food and beverage spots within the complex are First Watch, Pika Fusion Cuisine and, for the daily cup of coffee, Dunkin’.
Tucked just north of the Sea Ranch Lakes community on the beach is Sea Watch on the Ocean. The iconic ocean view restaurant has been a seafood staple since 1974, serving up everything from shrimp cocktail, fish dip, conch fritters and baked oysters. For the brunch crowd, its Sunday spread is a true South Florida experience.
Things to Do
The stretch along A1A / North Ocean Drive just outside of Sea Ranch Lakes is beaming with condo towers, parks and the most scenic of ocean bliss. Within five minutes north of the neighborhood in Pompano Beach, is the Fisher Family Pier, Pompano Beach Park and an array of restaurants – including Beach House and Lucky Fish – for a memorable day. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea also has a handful of serene parks overlooking the ocean, if you’re seeking a peaceful reprieve, including Laura Ward Park and El Prado Park. For a paddle board adventure, Fort Lauderdale Paddle Sports is located in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and offers snorkel, paddle board and even sea turtle tours offshore.
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