Sunday brunch with a view

Sundays are lazy days. Most of us wake up a little later and plan fun activities before heading back to the grind come Monday. In fact, cooking should be the last thing on your mind.

How about heading outdoors for a meal? The sun is shining, the kids are on vacation, an ocean breeze fills the air, and there's a bloody Mary calling your name.

We've rounded up a list of some great places to brunch -- with a view.

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Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill: Bring a hearty appetite to this brunch with a view of the Intracoastal. Here you will find a spread of food stations -- seafood, omelet, pasta, carving, hot and cold. Bring your yacht (dock space is available on a first-come basis) and listen to the live band.

Must eats: French toast (made with bread imported from Bimini) paired with a do-it-yourself bloody Mary. One mimosa or bloody Mary is included with the meal.

Dress code: preppy boat attire.

Cost: $32.95 (adults), $13.95 (children), free for kids under 5.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 1555 Southeast 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-525-7400, Biminiboatyard.com.

Blue Moon Fish Company: Seafood reigns at the Blue Moon, where you can order items such as gumbo, shucked oysters and blackened salmon. To enjoy the Intracoastal view, sit outside where misting fans will cool you off in the hot summer months. One bloody Mary, mimosa or champagne is included with the meal.

Must eats: garlic mussels, crab cakes, Louisiana seafood gumbo.

Dress code: resort attire

Cost: $34.95 adults. Kids under 12 pay the dollar amount of their age.1

Hours: 1:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. 954-267-9888, Bluemoonfishco.com.

Coconuts: Peanut butter and jelly French toast, shrimp and grits, Maine lobster benedict and spicy bean bloody Mary's are all some of the tasty treats that make Coconuts' brunch divine. A must-taste for any foodie, this family-friendly eatery rotates its menu weekly. Park your boat (there is a small amount of dock space) and don't leave Fido at home -- the Intracoastal restaurant is pet-friendly.

Must eats: chocolate chip pancakes, marinated skirt steak

Dress code: come as you are

Cost: $9-$20 per plate