Lauderdale By the Sea Florida is a beach-front city in North East Fort Lauderdale situated between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4 km2). 0.51 square miles (1 km2) of it is land and 0.73 square miles (2 km2) of it (59.35%) is water.
The south part of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is situated between Fort Lauderdale and Sea Ranch Lakes, while the north half borders Pompano Beach. The town is on land that is essentially a long narrow island separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway (spanned by drawbridges), stretching approximately one-half dozen city blocks to the Atlantic Ocean. The town is centered on the junction of State Road A1A and Commercial Boulevard. The main industry is tourism; the town has many hotels, motels, and residences used especially during the winter by visitors. At the ocean end of Commercial Boulevard is a long wooden fishing pier. The city also includes the neighborhoods of Belair and TeraMar. Every December Lauderdale by the Sea Florida host a Christmas by the Sea party on Commercial Blvd with live music from talented local kids, pictures with Santa and great food. In Lauderdale By The Sea Florida during December watch the world renowned Holiday Boat Show! Dozen of boat decorate and travel down the intercoastal waterways showing their Holiday spirit to residents and tourist in Lauderdale By The Sea florida.