Pompano Beach Travel Guide

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Pompano Beach Highlights

  • Pro
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     Quiet, more in touch with nature 

  • Con
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     old and tired, too many elderly congest the area 

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     Its a great place to go 

Pompano Beach Things to Do

  • 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.

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  • 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 where you can charter an off shore fishing trip. see the attached web site...

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    most visitors come to pompano for it's beautiful atlantic beach. on US A1A there is plenty of metered parking.

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  • 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

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  • 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." because i got two services, my total bill was 10% off. i can't remember...

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  • flamingoes, lush plant life, so-so park

    FLAMINGO GARDENS is a 60-acre nonprofit wildlife sanctuary and botanical gardens. unfortunately, the signage is terrible (even with the map they give you), and i could not tell if i'd seen every exhibit there was or even what some exhibits were. the most beautiful exhibit is the flamingo ponds, with all colors of flamingoes; this is very near the...

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Pompano Beach Restaurants

  • Interesting New Concept on Powerline...

    In a very interesting, out-of-the-way location is a new restaurant concept in South Florida: Burgers AND Burritos under one roof. Just South of Copans Road in the very industrial heart of Powerline Road is Jonny Chonga's Burger & Burrito Co. The decor is artistic and minimal. The seating is open and comfortable--with options to sit at tables, bring...

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  • 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 dente to pefection). Great coffee too (I always judge my restaurants by their...

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  • 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, tuesday thru sunday. very casual. i had the west indies barbecued shrimp,...

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  • 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 and watch the yachts go by on the intercoastal.

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  • 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 unassuming strip center. this is one of the better restaurnats in south florida....

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  • Do yourself a favor; go to Macaroni...

    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 experience; that is until you are seated. The restaurant itself is poorly...

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Pompano Beach Nightlife

  • 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 definitely a more family/senior oriented location.

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  • 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. casual.

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  • 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 floor.http://www.spoonbenders.com Casual, come as you are and relax.

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Pompano Beach Transportation

  • 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 -- and -- sfrtp.cinrtosfl.com/hiwire?.a=iTripPlanning&.s=2c2014a1 to enter a...

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  • 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 with a "trip planner" option is -- www.sfrtp.cinrtosfl.com for general info --...

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Pompano Beach Tourist Traps

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    Abandoned Lobster Trap

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    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.

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Pompano Beach Off The Beaten Path

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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.
    Parks
    Fishing
    Golf Harness Racing
    SCUBA Diving
    Professional Sports Tennis
    Volleyball
    Ice Skating

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Pompano Beach Favorites

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    by fga Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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!

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