With spectacular views of the 1907-era Hillsboro lighthouse, the most powerful light on the east coast, Hillsboro Beach is among the most tranquil of all Fort Lauderdale beaches. The Town’s total length is about 3 miles and its widest part is only about 900 feet. This pristine, isolated seashore is the perfect place to escape from the everyday. Amidst warm taupe sand and glittering green-blue water, beachgoers can swim, sunbathe and seek out sea turtle nesting spots, and relax while watching a stream of yachts enter through the Hillsboro Inlet. In addition, visitors can view a charming stone statue dedicated to the 19th-century "Barefoot Mailman," representing the mail carrier who walked from Palm Beach through Broward County and into Miami delivering mail, taking him seven days, between 1885 and 1892. Hillsboro Beach is proud to have one of the highest densities of sea turtle nests per mile along Florida’s East Coast.