Ever wondered where the name “Pompano” came from? Well, in case you did not know, there’s a species of inshore tropical game fish that we call “pompano.” Because the water is warm and clear, pompano fishes are abundant in Pompano Beach! It is frequently called “the Heart of the Golden Coast” because it is located right between Palm Beach and Miami.
Going way back in history, the town Pompano was settled by farmers and was integrated in 1908. A lot has happened in this town, it even became a winter market for vegetables and fruits. Today, it is a popular place for retirement.
Whether on the seas or along the shore, Pompano Beach is an ideal spot to delight in the relaxing breezes, marinas, clear waters, fine dining and fun things including water sports, dive sites and beach tours. It is often called the “Wreck Capital of Florida” because it has one of the best snorkeling and scuba diving spots you can find in the state.
Restaurants and Bars
Here’s the list of few of the best hotels and inns in Pompano Beach. You may also click HERE for a complete list of hotels and more information about each.
Pompano Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. It is family friendly and offers a lot of activities including water sports, beach volleyball, playground, walkways and picnic spots.
Scuba Diving, Fishing and Water Adventures
As the home of the Shipwreck Park, amazing dive spots and natural coral reefs are accessible to scuba diving enthusiasts. There is so much to explore under because here you’ll find 18 shipwrecks that sunk some years ago such as the Lady Luck, Okinawa, Guy Harvey and Captain Dan. Book with South Florida diving headquarters for some scuba lessons and dive trips you’ll love! Pompano Beach is a also a perfect habitat for many sport fishes because of its topography and water temperature. As mentioned earlier, it is named after Pompano fish. The other great thing is that you don’t need a fishing license when you want to go fishing in Pompano Beach.
Pompano Beach also offers an abundant option for water adventures such as kayaking, jet skiing, boating ride, water taxi ride, luxury dinner cruises and many more!
Many restaurants and bars in Pompano Beach also offer live entertainment to people. If you are looking for a daily live entertainment in a smoke free setting, you may want to check out Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. You can play poker, slot machines or dine in their 6 restaurants. Aside from that, it is known as the winter capital of Harness Racing because it features simulcasting of Harness and Thoroughbred racing.
Events and Attractions
Here are some of the few events and spots worth checking out in Pompano Beach:
Golf & Tennis
Sports is your kind of adventure? Check out these places where you can enjoy golf or tennis.
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