What to do and see in Pompano Beach, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 14, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Sharing its warm, lapping waters with its Gold Coast neighbors Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Pompano Beach lives up to the promise in its name; miles of beach along the temperate Gulf Stream await the sun-thirsty traveler. Overhead Goodyear's Spirit of Innovation blimp patrols the blue skies. The surrounding area is home to enough links courses to keep an intrepid golfer very busy for weeks. Miami and Gold Coast attractions, sports and entertainment are all within easy access.
Restaurants in Pompano Beach

1. Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334-4502 +1 954-440-0046
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

Funky Buddha Brewery

Reviewed By Leah C

The best brewery space aesthetics I have ever seen. There are lots of seats, and different seating arrangements. Even though there are often many patrons, very busy, the service was fantastic. The beer selection available is diverse and there are more taps than most brewed offer. Good snacks.

2. Butterfly World

3600 West Sample Road, Tradewinds Park - South, Coconut Creek, FL 33073-4400 +1 954-977-4400
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Butterfly World

Walk through tropical, flowering gardens in six giant screened aviaries filled with twenty thousand LIVE exotic butterflies and the world's most amazing birds. Hand feed the small parrots in the Lorikeet Encounter! Botanical Gardens, Macaw Landing, Butterfly Museum, Live Bug Zoo, outdoor cafes, gift shop and garden center. This is the perfect adventure for the whole family! Gift Shop and Garden Center are open to the public!

Reviewed By 243Furby - Burlington

Not only does Butterfly World have a very good collection of butterflies it also has a substantial bird aviary,a good collection of flowering plants and a bug zoo . The butterfly house and bird aviary are in separate buildings and are attractions by themselves. The flowering plant collection and bug zoo are just added bonuses. There is the mandatory gift shop which has a nice selection and a plant nursery with a variety of items for sale.

It is worth the trip to Coconut Creek just off the Florida Turnpike.

3. Beach Pavilion

0 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308 +1 954-776-1000
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Beach Pavilion

Reviewed By NewEnglandTraveler23 - Glastonbury, Connecticut

This place has it all and is a must see when you are in town. Its the central hub of the beach area and reminds me of a boardwalk you see on the Jersey shore. Its just a delightful place to sit and watch the waves of the ocean while you listen to live music ( most nights) from the close by restaurants

The view is magnificent and there is colorful Adirondack chairs to sit and relax in

4. Deerfield Beach Boardwalk

A1a, 150 NE 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 +1 954-480-4200
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Deerfield Beach Boardwalk

Reviewed By David K - Montreal, Canada

It’s nice to take a stroll on their boardwalk. Their are a few nicely places restaurants where you can stop and have a drink or enjoy a meal. Off the boardwalk but on the beach there are a few volleyball nets where you can join in on a game. Bring a chair and enjoy the waves and scenery. It’s very relaxing. Enjoy

5. Pompano Municipal Pier

222 N Pompano Beach Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-5100
Excellent
42%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 439 reviews

Pompano Municipal Pier

Reviewed By Mary C - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Often overlooked as being one of the BEST BEACHES in SE Florida. The City of Pompano Beach has completely updated the beaches with a beautiful walkway and tropical landscaping. There is plentiful parking (new covered parking garage). The beach offers: Volleyball Nets, bicycle rental, picnic & BBQs for grilling, picnic tables and covered pavilions all along the beach area, lifeguards, Splash Park for the kids, cabana and umbrella rental, and a beach grill offering beer, soda, homemade sandwiches, salads, pizza and hot dogs and only outdoor dining.

This beach is kept clean, and the sand is raked every day. The sand area is very spacious enough for large crowds; however, you will never see large crowds here because it's a well-kept secret as to how special this beach is. Currently in the works is a brand new BEACH-HOUSE, which will be offering a couple of restaurants, fast food, as well as nice dining (Italian), right on the beach which includes outdoor dining overlooking the beautiful ocean. There is large pier (currently closed until 2019 for repairs). Bring your own bait enjoy the fishing - and soon..The Yellow Water Taxi is coming to Pompano Beach.

Wiki: Pompano Beach is currently in the middle of a redevelopment process to revitalize its beachfront and historic downtown. The city has also been listed as one of the top real estate markets, being featured in CNN, Money and the Wall Street Journal as one of the country's top vacation home markets. Pompano Beach Airpark, located within the city, is the home of the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation.

This beach has a lot to offer and frequently hosts many events during the year including Seafood Festival, Music Under the Stars. Great place for a wedding on the beach as well. Don't pass this place up if you are in the area. This place needs to be marketed for the great value it has to people who really enjoy the outdoors and the ocean.

6. Anglins Fishing Pier

228 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308-4438 +1 954-491-9403
Excellent
30%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 517 reviews

Anglins Fishing Pier

Reviewed By Larry S - Pompano Beach

The pier goes for hundred feet into the ocean. It 's romantic enough to walk down this pier and look at the fish and sites and fishermen testing their luck. Snacks and beverages are available from concessions and the views are breathtaking. It should be free but I guess it's privately owned and maintenance is expensive?? A tourist destination at the end of Commercial Blvd.

7. Garman Sculpture Works

1041 NE 45th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334-3811 +1 954-789-5001
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 24 reviews

Garman Sculpture Works

World Famous, South Florida Artist, Sean Garman creates a mold directly from YOUR hands and then produces a beautiful, museum quality sculpture of YOUR HANDS that you will love forever and will be treasured in your family for generations! The molding process is fun and only takes anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour depending on the sculpture you want. Our Holding Hands mold process takes around 15 minutes and the Family Hands of 3 or more takes about 30 minutes. Body Sculptures can take a bit longer depending on the size and pose. When the mold is complete, the casting process begins. The mold is prepped and then the sculpture is cast in a very fine, architectural casting stone/cement that captures very fine detail and is durable enough to last for generations. When the casting is complete and the sculpture is fully dry, the finish is applied. You also have a choice of 3 finishes; Brass, Silver or Bronze. Add a beautiful wood base and your museum quality sculpture is complete!

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I saw their page on facebook and although I live far away, my visit was worth every mile. What Sean does with his art is priceless. From the time you meet them, till the time you leave they treat you like family. They were so gracious and made my mom and I feel special. See my mom has been sick for a while and we have been in and out of hospitals. One night while holding her hand it came to me that Sean could memorialized such a special moment forever. So I called and the rest is history. Today I picked up my sculpture and it is amazing! I am forever thankful. I recommend it to anyone!!!

8. Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park

777 Isle of Capri, Pompano Beach, FL 33069-3104 +1 954-972-2000
Excellent
40%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 767 reviews

Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park

Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park in sunny Pompano Beach, Florida, located just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and only 20 minutes from North Miami, is your Pompano Beach gaming destination. Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is a state of the art gaming and entertainment destination with all the amenities and services you are looking for in a smoke-free environment, including approximately 1,500 slots, 38 live-action poker tables, 6 restaurants, live harness racing, and live entertainment 7 days a week. So stop by Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park today and see what a premier gaming experience feels like!

Reviewed By Janet J - Boston, Massachusetts

Visited this casino twice. Majority of old machines but new ones as well. Loved that it was non smoking.Both my husband and I came out ahead. On the second visit, the machines were all down and had been for 6 hours. There was a computer...MoreHey Janet, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here! We apologize for any inconvenience that day the machines went down, it was unintentional and we understand the frustration. We hope to see you again soon, though!

9. Fern Forest Nature Center

201 S Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33063-6783 +1 954-357-5198
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Fern Forest Nature Center

This 247.1-acre Urban Wilderness Area is home to more than 200 species of plants, including more than 30 species of ferns, making it one of the finest examples of preserved native plant communities in South Florida.

Reviewed By Lee T - Manhasset, New York

Hidden away right on a main road. this is a little treasure. The long boardwalk walk under the trees is a delight. The small museum area is nice. Even the bathrooms are nice!

10. Pompano Beach

222 N Pompano Beach Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-5100
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Pompano Beach

Reviewed By jkkramer - Lakewood Ranch, Florida

The beach was littered with debris and trash... it looks like some of the beach chair companies and others could use some updating.

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