A laid-back neighbor to the north of Fort Lauderdale, the oceanside town of Pompano Beach embodies the spirited beach culture made famous by Florida’s sandy shores and year-round tropical temperatures. Its three miles of golden sand coastline attract visitors in search of a low-key answer to Palm Beach’s ritzy shores to the north and the bustling stretches of sand of metropolitan Miami Beach to the south. From deep sea fishing to scuba diving, cultural events to culinary festivals, this town of roughly 100,000 residents offers plenty of fun-filled activities on both land and sea, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind in one of our beachside vacation rentals.
Where is Pompano Beach, FL?
Just 40 miles north of Miami on Florida’s Gold Coast (so named for its golden sand), Pompano Beach is sandwiched between the beach towns of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to the south and Hillsboro Beach to the north. Encompassing 24 square miles, this South Florida town includes three miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, extending from State Road A1A north to the Hillsboro Inlet.
Things to Do in Pompano Beach
As you’d expect from a town named for a fish (the Florida pompano is a native species found off the Atlantic coast), Pompano Beach offers some of the best deep sea fishing in all of Florida. Cast a line right off the municipal fishing pier or head out on any of the town’s numerous charters and you’ll see why: in a day’s catch, you could return home with trophy marlin, mahi-mahi, barracuda, bluefish, grouper, and many more oversized fish.
Scuba divers and snorkelers will find hours of underwater entertainment exploring Shipwreck Park, a subsurface cultural arts park with rotating art exhibits. The 16 sunken ships and living coral reef make this one of the most accessible major dive sites in the country – and it’s all less than two miles offshore!
But, if you prefer your adventures on land, you’ll also find a wide range of activities, from guided hikes through 247 acres of urban wilderness at Fern Forest Nature Center to playing slot machines, card games, and betting on horses at Isle Casino Racing at Pompano Park, searching for a one-of-a-kind keepsakes at the Festival Flea Market, and sampling tasty microbrews at 26 Degree Brewing Company.
Day Trips from Pompano Beach
Thanks to the convenient location on Florida’s southeast coast, our vacation rentals in Pompano Beach provide visitors with easy access to Florida’s largest city, Miami, and its vibrant cultural neighborhoods.
Head 35 miles south into the heart of downtown to explore Miami’s many cultural districts, including the heavily Latin-influenced Little Havana, the vintage-inspired Architectural District, and the fashion-forward Design District.
Not to be missed on a sightseeing day trip to Miami, world-famous South Beach is a great place to catch glimpses of supermodels, professional athletes, and Hollywood stars working on their tans. Its sweeping beachfront pathway is also a favorite for rollerblading, leisurely bike rides, and early morning runs.
Immerse yourself in the easygoing beach life of Pompano Beach on a memorable getaway to the Gold Coast - book one of our Pompano Beach vacation rentals today!