Dubbed the ‘Heart of the Gold Coast’, Pompano Beach lies midway between Palm Beach and Miami. What began as a small fishing and farming town has developed into a full-fledged resort community, with an economy that is primarily focused around tourism. Pompano Beach takes its name from the fish which are so plentiful in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of southeastern Florida.
Visitors to Pompano Beach will find themselves greeted by thousands of potential accommodations, 200-plus restaurants, festivals taking place throughout the year, and a variety of attractions including gambling, fishing, hanging out at the beach, shopping and golf. There’s something to suit every taste and temperment, from curious children to sports enthusiasts, from people seeking relaxation to people seeking adventure and thrills.
The biggest source of entertainment in Pompano are the beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. Pompano is particularly friendly to scuba divers and snorkelers, who travel from all over the world to dive among the several large reefs just off the coast.