The quaint seaside town of Lauderdale by the Sea is approximately 1.5 square miles and is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway on the barrier island. It is bordered by the City of Ft. Lauderdale and the City of Pompano Beach and is 30 miles north of Miami and 33 miles south of Palm Beach. The town’s beautiful beaches are popular with tourists and residents alike and Anglin’s Pier one of only 4 piers in Broward County is a popular fishing site.There is a natural coral reef just 100 yards off the beach that is enjoyed by scuba divers and snorkelers. Other activities include tennis, shuffleboard, bocce ball courts, a children’s park and Community Center. The town has 6,056 permanent residents and its peak seasonal population during the winter months swells to over 10,000 people. Recent revitalization in 2013 has created wider, paver-style sidewalks that wind through 4 newly landscaped plazas lined with Adirondack chairs and brightly colored benches.