For 50 years, Gold Coast has led the magazine industry in South Florida. The flagship magazine of Gulfstream Media Group, Gold Coast magazine has been a recipient of multiple accolades, including the prestigious Charlie Awards bestowed by the Florida Magazine Association.
Founded in 1965, Gold Coast was purchased by its current publisher, Bernard McCormick, in 1970. McCormick had been a senior editor with Philadelphia magazine in the 1960s and helped define the concept of a city/regional magazine at the time when Philadelphia's journalism was being recognized on a national level.
As one of the first and longest-running city magazine companies in Florida, the magazine's archives are often used to chronicle the history of South Florida. Gold Coast was even honored by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society for its long history of integrity and community service.
Where To Find Us
You can find Gold Coast on newsstands at Publix, Barnes & Noble, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport bookstores and other independent fine retailers.
Distribution also includes outlets in fine retailers along Las Olas Boulevard and select affluent resorts, including Bahia Mar Beach Resort, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Hyatt Pier 66, Il Lugano, Lago Mar, Pelican Grand Beach Resort, The Atlantic, The Pillars, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale and The Riverside Hotel on Las Olas.
Awards & Recognitions
Gold Coast magazine and its affiliated publications were honored with nine awards for the 2017-2018 magazine season. We couldn't do it without our readers' support. Thank you!
Florida Magazine Association Charlie Awards
- Charlie award (first place) for Best In-Depth Reporting: "Heavy Traffic" by Kristen Desmond LeFevre
- Silver award for Best Writing: Public Service Coverage: "A Million Crises" by Ben Wolford
- Bronze award for Best Advertorial: Story or Section: "Women in Business" by Susan Dorta
- Bronze award for Best Writing: Feature Headlines
Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards
- First place for Inside Design: Craig Cottrell, "The Gray Area Between Protecting and Profiling," "New to the Neighborhood" and "Healthy Staycations"
- First place for Food and Travel Writing: "Chasing Darwin" by Eric Barton
- First place for Public Service Reporting: "Heavy Traffic" by Kristen Desmond LeFevre
- Second place for Investigative Reporting: "The Gray Area Between Racial Profiling And Policing" by Eric Barton
- Third place for Investigative Reporting: "Heavy Traffic" by Kristen Desmond LeFevre
- Second place for Feature Story: "The Mystery of the Wild Monkeys of Dania" by Eric Barton