By enjoyFloridaBeaches.com January 9, 2017
Enjoy the fabulous warm weather and sun in Pompano Beach, Florida, which is one of the country’s top vacation home markets. Called "the Heart of the Gold Coast," Pompano Beach is undergoing a revitalization of its beachfront and historic downtown, and is an excellent place for water sports such as boating, fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
With 16 access points to the beach, Pompano Beach provides easy and safe access to a mile-long stretch of fine, sugary sand running from Atlantic Boulevard north to N.E. 16th Street.
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Common activities on the beach include swimming, sunbathing, shelling, water sports, beach volleyball, fishing, boating, kayaking, sailing, and picnicking. You’ll also love the playground and boardwalk, where the whole family can enjoy the beach.
The Pompano Beach Municipal Pier is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is great for sightseeing and fishing. The access fee is $1.00 per person to sightsee, and there is a small fee to fish.
Things To Do
Pompano Beach holds several events throughout the year for all ages and has some of the most beautiful parks along the Atlantic. Golf, fishing, scuba, snorkeling, surfing, eco-tours, eco-adventures, and other sporting activities are popular in the city, in addition to cultural events.
Youngsters (ages 4-14) love the Funky Fish Ocean Adventure Camp located at the Residence Inn by Marriott, where they have an entertaining day filled with educational oceanside activities while parents have a chance to get away on their own adventure.
Pompano Beach features 50 parks with diverse amenities, including Canine Corner Dog Park that features 2.6 acres of doggie fun. Canine Corner Dog Park has two sections to separate large and small dogs, and features two dog guzzlers (fountains), three pet stations with dispenser and bags, benches, sidewalks, and plenty of trees.
Golf and tennis are also popular in Pompano Beach, with tennis courts throughout the city. And the Pines, the municipal golf course, was redesigned by Greg Norman in 2013, and features Celebration Bermuda fairways and TifEagle greens.
There are a variety of shopping options in Pompano Beach, including big box chains and local boutiques.
Pompano Citi Centre is a premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and fitness destination that you’ll love. The mall includes many of the chain stores you are accustomed to shopping at, along with great dining options.
Then when you want to get off the beaten path, the Festival Flea Market Mall is a shopping emporium that is a quarter-mile long with over 500 shops, restaurants, fragrance outlets, cosmetic stores, shoe stores, clothing shops, jewelry stores, home furnishing stores, and gift boutiques.
Pompano Beach offers many family-friendly accommodations to fit any price range, including vacation rentals, resorts, and hotels with spectacular ocean views.
Luxury travelers will love staying at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, where you can enjoy a day at the spa and excellent dining at the resort. The Wyndham Royal Vista is also an excellent luxury option, with large oceanfront suites for the entire family.
Additional resort and hotel options in Pompano Beach include the Ebb Tide Oceanfront Resort, the Beachcomber Resort and Villas, and the Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina. And budget conscious, family-friendly options include Pelican By The Sea Motel, Surfside Resort, and Shores Resort.
With nearly 300 dining locations in Pompano Beach, you can experience excellent fine dining, awesome local dishes, and superb seafood.
For delicious Italian food prepared in the Sicilian tradition, Mediterraneo Cucina Siciliana is an excellent choice. The atmosphere is relaxing, the food is authentic, and the setting is filled with history and exquisite art.
The Fish Shack, Calypso Restaurant, and Flanigan's Seafood Bar & Grill are also great restaurants in Pompano Beach for local seafood dishes and exceptional atmosphere.
Then when you want a taste of home, chain restaurants you regularly enjoy are ready to serve your favorites, such as Carrabba's Italian Grill, Chili's, Tijuana Flats, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, PDQ, and many others.
Beautiful Pompano Beach is one of the best places to have a wedding, with all the services you’ll need for the perfect resort wedding, chapel wedding, or beach wedding.
Resort weddings are easy at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, and Beachcomber Resort & Villas. Book your date and set your plans in motion, and your special day will become a reality.
Wedding and event planners are also available to take care of all the details of your beach or chapel wedding. Companies like Wedding Bells & Seashells are ready to see to every detail, while florists, caterers, photographers, and other vendors supply everything you need.