A First Timer’s Guide to Deerfield Beach Pier

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Welcome to the vibrant shores of Deerfield Beach, where sun-kissed sands, deep blue waters, and endless possibilities await! If you're yearning for a vacation full of both relaxation and excitement, look no further.

Nestled along Florida's picturesque coastline and just 45 minutes north of Miami, Deerfield Beach beckons you with its vibrant city life and irresistible beach charm. There are many things to do, see, and eat in this small slice of paradise- most notably, enjoying time at Deerfield Beach Pier.

Imagine waking up in a cozy vacation rental just steps away from the ocean. As you sip your morning coffee outside, you're greeted by breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, inviting you to dive into a day of endless possibilities.

With Deerfield Beach Pier just a few minutes walk away from our stunning vacation rentals, you’ll want to make yourself at home at a Pier Walk on Deerfield Beach vacation rental and enjoy an unforgettable stay full of memories to last a lifetime.


Activities on the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier

Photo Credit: Mike Kuhlman

  • Hours: Daily, 6 am to 11 pm
  • Fee: $1 for City of Deerfield Beach Resident Sightseers (with ID), $2 for non-residents, free for First Responders, Active Military, and Veterans

The Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier stands as an iconic landmark along the picturesque coastline of Deerfield Beach, Florida. Jutting out into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean, this historic pier offers anglers and visitors an unforgettable way to experience Florida in all its beauty.

If you want to survey the action before heading down, the live Deerfield Beach Pier Cam streams 24/7. You can check if the fish are biting, what the surf is like, or just watch the sunset from your vacation rental!


Fishing Off the Pier

Photo Credit: Mike Kuhlman

  • Hours: Daily, 8 am to 5 pm
  • Fees: Fishing $4, Rod Rental $18 to $25 (cash only, refundable deposit with ID)

As you might have guessed, anglers come from all over to cast a line out into the Atlantic Ocean from our 976 foot fishing pier. The Deerfield Pier is the perfect place to try something new as a family or hone your skills as a seasoned fisherman.

The variety of fish frolicking in our waters is second to none, with enthusiasts catching snapper, bluefish, and mackerel.

The pier has everything you need, including a bait and tackle shop where you can purchase fishing supplies and rent fishing rods and reels. So even if you came unprepared, the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier has everything you need for a successful day of rippin’ lips!

It costs just $1 for residents and $2 for non-residents to access the pier; you can buy shrimp as bait right where you cast your line. You can get a rod and bait for a whole day of fishing for around $20! Even if you aren’t here to fish, it’s a fascinating place to people watch!

Pro Tip: Fishing rod rentals are cash only, so come prepared or risk taking the long walk to the ATM.


Take a Walk Along the Pier

Photo Credit: Mike Kuhlman

You wanted to vacation in Florida for the stunning views, right? Deerfield Pier has them in spades! Even if you're not into fishing, a leisurely stroll along the pier promises stunning panoramic views of the coastline.

Take a moment to slow down during your vacation. Breathe in the refreshing sea breeze as you observe the waves crashing against the shore and watch local fishermen showcasing their skills.

This is the perfect place to take littles and watch their wonder as they peer over the edge and see the fish darting back and forth.


Catch a Lovely Florida Sunset

As the day winds down, the pier becomes an ideal vantage point to witness breathtaking sunsets. Florida is known for having jaw-dropping sunsets that paint the sky in a vibrant array of colors.

The benches poised at the end of the pier provide a prime location to sit back and enjoy nature’s show. Can you picture a more serene backdrop for some quiet moments during your vacation in the city of Deerfield Beach?

Wind down your day as you hear the gentle sound of the waves and watch the last light of day glow in the distance. It's a relaxing moment that truly captures the essence of beachfront tranquility.


Catch Rays at Deerfield Beach

The Deerfield Beach Pier runs along the white expanse of Deerfield Beach. This stunning stretch of coastline has earned the prestigious “Blue Wave” award for being an immaculate area complete with excellent safety services and water quality.

The beach itself offers soft sand ideal for laying out. Lifeguards are on duty every year between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to ensure public safety. In addition to sitting on the beach, enjoy surfing in some areas or take up a sand volleyball game at one of the volleyball courts along the northern side of the pier.


Unique Ways to Break a Sweat on the Pier

There are a plethora of outdoor activities and fitness opportunities to get involved in at Deerfield Beach Pier. With the beautiful weather, everyone is looking to spend time outside. Here are a few unique experiences combining physical activity with phenomenal views.

Yogis In Suits

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  • Where: The Observation Deck, 200 NE 21st Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 6:30 am & 6:00 pm; Sundays at 6:30 am
  • Cost: $15 per class
  • Website: yogisinsuits.com

Catch a Florida sunrise or sunset in the most unique way yet! Enjoy a yoga class meant to lengthen, strengthen, and relax your body as you hover over the sand just out of reach of the beautiful waves of the Atlantic.

The view from the Observation Deck is an amazing place to watch the sunrise or set as you get in touch with your inner self with Yogis in Suits.


International Fishing Pier Walking Club

Active seniors (50+) are invited to join the heart-healthy community in Deerfield Beach. Catch the sunrise and get active as you engage with other seniors in the area! This is a great option to exercise before the heat of the Florida day becomes overwhelming!


Zumba at the Beach

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We are firm believers that dancing your way through exercising can only make it more fun! Pair that with a beachfront view, and you have the best workout of your life! Visitors ages 13 and up can join local Zuumba instructors for special “Zuumba at the Beach” classes. Make sure to bring athletic shoes and some water- it heats up quickly!


Dining Along Deerfield Beach Pier

Take a break from the sea spray and indulge in a delicious meal, savoring fresh seafood or other culinary delights. Deerfield Beach has a diverse array of eateries to choose from. Many establishments offer outdoor seating, allowing you to enjoy ocean views as you dine. Adjacent to the pier, you'll find a lively beachfront area with a variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Deerfield Beach Cafe

Photo Credit: Deerfield Beach Cafe

  • Price: $
  • Address: 202 NE 21st Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Website: deerfieldbeachcafe.com
  • What to order: Fresh Ceviche or All-day Breakfast

Located right at Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, Deerfield Beach Cafe is a casual joint serving all-day breakfast along with some tasty lunch and dinner options. Enjoy local fare as you sit out under the patio seating right on the Deerfield Boardwalk.


JBs on the Beach

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  • Price: $$
  • Address: 300 NE 21st Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Website: JBsonthebeach.com
  • What to order: Volcano Crab Cake or Coconut Shrimp

If you’re looking for a casual meal with beach flair check out JBs on the beach for a tropical ocean vibe. Their grilled mahi mahi, coconut shrimp, and volcano crab cake are standouts on the menu!


Oceans 234

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  • Price: $$$
  • Address: 234 N Ocean Dr, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Website: oceans234.com
  • What to order: Catch of the Day Paired with a Cocktail

If you’re interested in a fine dining experience along the pier, don’t miss Oceans 234, a bustling bistro offering innovative takes on local cuisine like a Chipotle Harissa Shrimp, fresh catch ceviche, and a top-shelf cocktail menu that is a perfect accompaniment to the oceanview.


Enjoy Your Day on the Pier

The Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier is not just a place for fishing; it's a hub of activity and a gathering spot for locals and tourists alike. It embodies the spirit of the coastal lifestyle, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of the ocean and create lasting memories in this charming seaside destination.

Check in to your vacation rental and check out of the hustle and bustle of daily life. Book your stay today and enjoy the relaxing and peaceful vacation that awaits you in the city of Deerfield Beach!