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Written DirectionsTechnically it's Lauderdale by the Sea. From Commercial Boulevard, head east until you hit the Pier, then turn left onto N Ocean Drive (a.k.a.: A1A). From here enjoy the ride north to West Palm Beach.
SceneryBeaches, Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, nicenbeachside homes, nice cars, nice motorcycles, cyclists, joggers (many of which are quite good looking) and bridges.
Drive EnjoymentMostly flat and straight-ish, but there are a few curves. Not for the thrill-seekers but definitely for the chill-seekers. Relaxing route and the road surface quality is top-notch. About 50% of it must be brand new pavement.
Tourism OpportunitiesMany oceanside parks along the route. A few motorcycle common spots and a lot of beach access parking.
Second, there are a lot of utility and construction vehicles any day of the week stopped and blocking a lane with flagmen alternating the 2 way traffic.
Third, it's along the beach and so there are a LOT of crosswalks and you have to stop when there are pedestrians in the crosswalk. There are a LOT of pedestrians crossing.
I had a close call the other day with a jogger. He came running out of the woods to the crosswalk just as I was approaching. I did not have enough time to stop. Luckily, he did. Neither of us was very happy!
This trip is about 40 miles or so. Plan on 2 hours one way as you will average about 20 mph.
Photo Gallery of Ft. Lauderdale to West Palm Beach on 1A (2 Photos)
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