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Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park

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Address: 6503 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004 (Formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park)
Phone Number: +1 954-923-2833
08:00 - 19:30
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Why the name change?

We revisited recently and were surprised to see the park has changed it's name. We could tell friends "We are going to Lloyd's" but now we say we are going to "Dr. Von D... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sunny B
Galveston, Texas

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Galveston, Texas
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We revisited recently and were surprised to see the park has changed it's name. We could tell friends "We are going to Lloyd's" but now we say we are going to "Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park". Huh? Still an amazing park but seems odd they changed the name knowing the history of the original naming. Google it. The... More 

Thank Sunny B
Elburg, The Netherlands
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104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is worth the visit, whether planning, attending or crashing an event, or simply looking for a park space with quick and easy ocean access. If you are looking to go to Fort Lauderdale Beach, you have the traffic, parking, and fees associated. And then you have to show up early enough to get a space on the beach.... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The reason we went to this park was to see the RCCL Oasis of the Seas cruise ship sail from Port Everglades. This was the place to be, it wasn't crowded, and the beach was very nice. The water was a bit warm, and the sand has a lot of shells which is great for the kids, but not for... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

On Sat 8/20 we planned a family outing to "John U. Lloyd Beach" which we had not visited in 25 years. We had fond memories of bringing our young children here to dig in the sand, play in the water and beach comb for shells: jewel boxes, scotch bonnets, scallops, etc. At the time, it was the best beach in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best beaches in South Florida. They have pavilions, modern bathroom facilities, a boat ramp, a concession with food and kayak/canoe/etc. rentals. On the north end, the park features a pier that is adjacent to the entrance for cruise ships and container ships into the port of Ft. Lauderdale; this affords some fantastic views of these... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We found this beach to be a nice choice for swimming in the waves. All of the facilities were clean and the Rangers were extremely friendly. Also cool to watch the ships coming and going from port Everglades.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I've lived in Fort Lauderdale for four years and just now found this gem of a park. Endless beach, nice pavilions, adequate parking and a very natural beautiful setting. Here's a tip. When you get to the very end of the park, you are obstructed from seeing where the large cruise ships enter the harbor by some fenced-in government buildings.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have lived in South Florida for 18 years and hadn't experienced the park. We were out for a drive on Saturday and decided to venture into the park, what a pleasant surprise. The park is quite rustic and simple. Lots of boaters were launching into the inter coastal or accessing the ocean from the park. Plenty... More 

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Hollywood, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

No frills here. Just a beautiful rustic beach with white sand. My family loves coming here. There are no restaurants here so we always pack for for a picnic. The have many park tables to sit at and bathroom facilities. After we eat, we take a stroll along this amazing preserved beach. The water is usually clear and stunning. To... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We first stopped at Dania Beach, which had parking that was paid by the hour. We planned on staying all day, so we opted to head to John U. Lloyd Beach Park and pay $6/car load. Parking was plentiful when we showed up on a Sun. afternoon. The park space was a bit crowded with families cooking out, but didn't... More 

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