Snorkel the Dania Beach Eurojacks
Price: $6 per Vehicle
Time: 1-2 Hours
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Everyday
Best Parking Location: Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson Lot 1
What to See
One of South Florida's biggest draws are its beautiful beaches and the marine life that inhabits them. One of the best ways to see this first hand is to snorkel the Dania Beach Eurojacks! The jax are one of South Florida's most popular artificial reef structures. Composed of piles of old World War II beach blockades, the jax look just like piles of the old children's toys from which they get their name. While snorkeling the jax, you may encounter angel fish, parrot fish, snapper, turtles, lobster, or even nurse sharks!
The jax are accessed from inside Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson state park. The best place to park is in the first parking lot on the left, Lot 1. From there, hit the beach and head south. See the map below. There is a wooden sign, shown to the right, marking the start of the jax approximately 1/4 mile down the beach. The jax are about a 100 yard swim offshore and they head east for about 400 yards. They range in depth from 10' to 20'. Prior to heading out, It is important to check the NOAA oceanographic forecast (https://forecast.weather.gov/shmrn.php?mz=amz651) or another reliable weather source. Ideal conditions are winds less than 10 knots and seas less than 3 feet. It is also required by Florida law to use a dive flag when snorkeling off the beach. Please use precaution and good judgement when making this trip!
After your snorkel enjoy all that the state park has to offer including serene and private beaches or a bite to eat at the BG Whiskey Creek Hideout. There are also canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle boards available for rent.