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Hillsboro

Need to unwind? Spend  tranquil, relaxing day or two in Hillsboro Beach,  Greater Fort Lauderdale's "Quiet Escape".

Enjoy views of the Hillsboro Lighthouse and remember to watch your step, as the beach is popular with nature lovers who come to see the turtle nesting.

The Hillsboro Inlet, where you can see yachts entering and leaving, is home to the stone statue dedicated to the Barefoot Mailman. From 1885 until 1892 a mail carrier would make a seven-day journey, walking 68 miles from Palm Beach, through what is now Broward County to Miami. The weeklong trip was spent mostly barefoot walking on the hard-packed sand along the ocean - hence the name.