About

A city of fishermen

Located north of Fort Lauderdale, the city of Pompano is above all a vacation spot preferred for its miles of beaches and a wide variety of water activities. Its name taken from a fish found in the waters of the Atlantic is a tribute to the marine world’s importance to the economy and culture of the municipality. You don’t name a city after a fish without a reason! Founded in 1900, the city experienced significant population growth around that time. Its nearly 100,000 residents were drawn by the lure of the Gold Coast whose waters are softened by the Gulf Stream.

Pompano Beach Florida Lighthouse Sailboat

As you can see, Pompano is a paradise for fishing enthusiasts. Beginning at sunrise every day, Pompano Municipal Pier brings together fishermen of all types. Set yourself up on this ideally located pier, and you might not leave empty handed!

Pompano Beach Florida Deep Sea Fishing
photo: Jason Klein

For the more adventurous, deep sea fishing will satisfy your adventurous needs. In this city known as the “Swordfish capital of the world”, hold on to your fishing rod! Pompano Beach offers something that will change any vacationing students’ opinion of school: the “Waterski and Wakeboard School”. This school—where every student is serious about doing homework!—offers workshops and water sports courses given by professionals. You will become a pro after only a few sessions, learning tricks from the “Wakeboard” world champion!

Pompano artists have a venue where they can express themselves freely while Pompano Beach Arts promotes music, theatre, photography and the visual arts. Producing exhibitions and concerts, the organization inspires the city culturally; after all, it’s not all about the beach!

Pompano Beach Arts also invests in the reputation of the city, based solely on its waterfront; a streaming video system, accessible on the web, records beach activities.  So you can watch Pompano Beach at any time of day or night: it might even be enough to get through the toughest winters!

Finally, those who prefer dry land will be thrilled with golf courses that overlook the beach. With such an incredible view, you don’t have to be an experienced player to enjoy your eighteen holes.

Pompano Beach offers activities for all tastes. Less busy than Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach holds onto its small community spirit; it’s a place where everyone knows your name.

Pompano Beach Florida Kite Surf
Pompano Beach Florida Fishing Pier Pelican
photo: Laura Hart Klein
Pompano Beach Florida Fishing Pier
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83°F | 28°C
Humidity: 74%
Wind (SE): 3 m/s
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87°F | 31°C
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87°F | 31°C
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86°F | 30°C
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When to Go

Average Weather

Average High
Monthly Rainfall (inches)
Daily Hours of Sun
76°24°
JAN
2.8
7
77°25°
FEB
2.76
7
80°27°
MAR
2.99
8
83°28°
APR
3.39
9
87°31°
MAY
5.75
11
90°32°
JUN
7.32
12
92°33°
JUL
5.94
12
92°33°
AUG
6.93
11
91°33°
SEP
7.01
10
87°31°
OCT
5.75
9
82°28°
NOV
4.25
8
78°26°
DEC
2.44
7

Events We Love

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Brazilian Festival Pompano Beach
October

The Annual Brazilian Festival of Pompano Beach is a free admission, multicultural, non profit, and community event with two stages, Kid's Zone, the Extreme X-Zone, Sitting Area, 100 Exhibitors and Food Vendors, Local Bands and much more.

Tournament
Annual Golf Tournament
November

A true Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce tradition, the Annual tournament takes place at the Greg Norman Course. The golf event is the perfect opportunity for members and non-members to mix business and sports in an outdoor setting.

Getting Around

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Broward County Transit (BCT) is the county bus system providing transportation in Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach Counties.

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Train

Tri-Rail is South Florida's commuter railroad, operating seven days a week, from Miami to West Palm Beach.

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Car

Pompano Beach is a car-friendly city served by Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike and several major highways. State Road A1A provides a scenic drive along the beach.

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Bike Share

Bike sharing in South Florida is a great way to get around. Use Broward B-cycle and pay as you go, or ride like a local and become an annual member.

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