Pompano Beach Travel Guide
Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse from Pompano...
briny irish pub
Pompano Beach at night
Quiet, more in touch with nature
old and tired, too many elderly congest the area
Go see the Lighthouse
For all you lighthouse lovers, the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse is a quite impressive. I have to confess that I did not have a chance to go visit on this visit, but I intend to on a future visit. It's setting is just beautiful.
off shore fishing
pompano beach is famous for it's excellent off shore fishing. depending on the time of the year you can catch sailfish, marlin, dolphin, tuna, and sharks. there also are off shore reefs where you can catch snapper and grouper. the pompano beach area has a number of marinas...
most visitors come to pompano for it's beautiful atlantic beach. on US A1A there is plenty of metered parking.
Find a Tiki Bar
Find a tiki bar on the ocean and drink margaritas while listening to karioke. This one is at Ocean Point Resort
inner retreat spa and wellness studio
i am afraid i cannot recommend this day spa. i always get a pedicure and sometimes a facial on my vacation trips, and i was really looking forward to my visit to this place, but it turned out not to be all that special an occasion.i got a facial and an "ultimate pedicure."...
Ebb Tide Resort
1 Review and 219 Opinions My husband, my daughter and I have stayed there three times and we always book ahead of time,...
Sea Watch: Great Seafood
I ate at this restaurant on my birthday. A window seat ovelooking the ocean. Very romantic restaurant. Service was great , most important was the food..excellent.
I had the Garlic Shrimp ($$22.00) Excellent choice. Came with a salad, choice of potato and vegetables (al...
calypso raw bar and restaurant: terrific caribbean food!
i loved this small restaurant that focuses on caribbean/jamaican/west indies food. it has tables and a bar. there is a very large selection of beer (draft beer $2). sandwiches are about $10, other entrées are about $20. coffee is $2, key lime pie is $4.open 11 am to 10 pm,...
houston's: on the water
houston's is a national chain restaurant that serves moderately priced american fare. houston's is an above average chain restaurant. what makes this location unique is that houston's has a patio with a great view of the intercoastal waterway. a fun place to eat and drink...
cafe maxx: eclectic
darrel & oliver's cafe maxx is an excellent restaurant and bar on atlantic ave. in pompano beach. this eclectic gourmet restaurant offers interesting steak, seafood dishes, and very good salads. don't be fooled by their humble outside appearance and their location in...
Gianni's: Do yourself a favor; go to Macaroni Grill instead
Gianni’s attempts to pass as fine dining experience and fails miserably. As a patron of eateries that cater to the upper echelon of the restaurant society, I have dined at numerous like modeled establishments on both coasts. Gianni’s has all the makings of a great dining...
Pompano Beach Nightlife
Pompano Beach doesn't offer much outside of the numerous hotels situated along the beach and off Northern Ocean Boulevard. It's actually rather quiet at night, but still quite beautiful. If you're looking to club every night, I wouldn't recommend Pompano Beach. This is...
briny: irish pub
briny is a replica irish pub located at the interesction of atlantic blvd. and ocean drive across the street from the beach. this lively pub offers a good beer selection and live entertainment in the evenings. a fun place to visit near the beach.
Briny Irish Pub: My favorite neighboorhood spot
Great place for live music. While there I caught a great band . The Spoon Benders, a local and upcoming talented group. Also have excellent food there. Very reasonable. You won't be disappointed. Very friendly atmosphere. A nautical decor, central bar, small dance...
Brother Tuckers: A Life Dedicated A Belgian Beer Cafe
Excellent old world beer and wine garden. Excellent food also. Steve is an excellent chef. Very friendly crowd and most enjoyable. I love the sense of humor in the food titles. ..."tortured soul", "a wing and a prayer", "burg-a-tory" and "church barbeque" to name a few. I...
getting around south florida by bus
info about getting around the south florida area (palm beach county, broward county, and miami/dade county) on the bus systems can be found at -- www.sfrta.fl.gov. phone is 888/467-3782.a website with a "trip planner" option is -- www.sfrtp.cinrtosfl.com for general info --...
getting around south florida by train
info about getting around the south florida area (palm beach county, broward county, and miami/dade county) by what is evidently a commuter train can be found at -- www.tri-rail.com/schedules_fares/train_schedules.htm. the customer service phone is 800/874-7245.a website...
Watch out for traps..............well, only if you are a lobster. :P
Unique Suggestions: Look for shells, enjoy the view, catch lobster, go snorkeling, fishing, swimming, boating.
Updated Nov 18, 2006
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Beach Recreation & Sports
Pompano Beach offers the opportunity to enjoy any lifestyle you choose. With a perfect climate that averages 75 degrees, you can take advantage of numerous outdoor recreational pursuits. And since we are located in the heart of the 'Gold Coast,' a variety of cultural centers, sporting events, festivals and shopping opportunities are only minutes away.
Golf Harness Racing
Professional Sports Tennis
Written Aug 24, 2002
The Pompano Beach Seafood...
Favorite thing: The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
The Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival takes full advantage of Pompano's oceanfront setting and is held directly on the beach at the end of April each year. The Festival features fresh local seafood prepared in a variety of ways by area restaurants plus continuous musical entertainment, arts and crafts and a children's play area. This two-day event, which is fun for the entire family, attracts nearly 100,000 people. More than 50 charities benefit from the proceeds of the Seafood Festival.
One of the highlights of the Festival weekend is the spectacular sinking of a derelict freighter as an artifical reef by the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo. More than twenty vessels and other approved materials have been sunk to date to create new underwater habitat for fish and marine life
Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo
The Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo is South Florida's largest saltwater fishing tournament held annually the second full weekend of May. The tournament offers more than $100,000 in cash and prizes to be won in numerous categories by boat teams, junior anglers, female anglers, and family fishing teams. The tournament also features a billfish Release division and the popular drift fishing division. More than 250 boats and 600 fishermen participate anually in the nationally recognized fishing event. The Fishing Rodeo supports its artificial reef program and award-winning summer marine science program, Project: Ocean Exploration at Ely High School.
Holiday Boat Parade
Another fabulous yearly boating event set in Pompano Beach is the Holiday Boat Parade, the nation's oldest boat parade. Nearly 100 glittering yachts and smaller boats delight the thousands of people who watch from the shores of the Intracoastal Waterway beginning at Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach north to Deerfield Beach. This boat parade is a special way of getting in the Holiday spirit--South Florida style.Date: Sunday, December 17th, 2000. Tickets are NOW on sale to be on our lead boat the Mussette I .Tickets are only $75 until November 20th.
NO ENTRY FEE FOR BOATS who want to sail in our parade!
Written Aug 24, 2002
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