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Pompano Beach Harbor

Florida United States
Lat: 26° 16' 6.96''
Lon: -80° 5' 15.01''
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Marinas near Pompano Beach Harbor

NameReviewsMax LOAVHFDock DepthGas / DieselLift / CraneWifiAmps
Lighthouse Point Marina--------
Hillsboro Inlet Marina (private)--------
Mc Culloch Boat--------
Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club
1 reviews
-16Low 8.0'---
Merritt Boat & Engine Works--------
Oceanpoint Resort Pompano Beach--------
Sands Harbor Hotel & Marina--------
Taha Marine Center--------
Marquardt's Marina--------

Mostly cloudy starting this afternoon.

82℉

Lat26° 16' 6.96''

Lon-80° 5' 15.01''

Tide
Low02:26AM-0.077ft
High08:36AM2.714ft
Low02:53PM0.303ft
High08:40PM2.493ft
SE at 3 knots
Introduction:

Centrally located in Florida's famous Gold Coast, today, Pompano Beach covers over 25 square miles in northern Broward County. The City has over 100,000 residents, which jumps to over 150,000 during the winter season, when boaters and vacationers return to enjoy sun. Pompano Beach is located on the southeast coast of Florida, midway between Miami and Palm Beach, (approximately 33 miles to both cities). Minutes from Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach is the third largest of Broward County's 29 municipalities. Conveniently located close to major shopping and attractions, Pompano Beach is only 12 miles from the Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades.

[i]Information Courtesy Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce.[/i]


History:

The history of the City of Pompano Beach is quite fascinating, as it played an important role in the development of South Florida. The city was at one point the southernmost railroad station of the famous Florida East Coast Railway built by Henry Flagler. In fact, one of the railroad's employees, Frank Sheene, gave the city its name when writing down the name of the fish he had for dinner one evening during his survey of the shoreline – the Florida Pompano.

[i]Information courtesy City of Pompano Beach[/i]


Navigating the Water:

Use NOAA Chart 11467.

Located near Intracoastal Mile Marker 1055, Pompano Beach is more easily identified by the Hillsboro Inlet, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean here. The inlet is home to the 136-foot-high black and white Hillsboro Lighthouse, which was put into service here in 1907.

As with many areas of the Florida section of the Intracoastal Waterway, you will have drawbridges to contend with in the Hillsboro area. From north to south are the Northeast 14th Street Bridge, Atlantic Boulevard Bridge and at Hillsboro Inlet, the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge. All the drawbridges have restricted openings, so it is best to have an opening schedule handy along with your chart.

The Hillsboro Inlet is dredged frequently and has a controlling depth of eight feet. Use caution on an ebb tide, as currents in the inlet can be tricky.


Local Notices to Mariners:

Local Notices to Mariners are available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.


Things To Do/Local Events:

There are approximately 2,000 tourist accommodations and 200-plus restaurants featuring a wide variety of taste-tempting menus. Pompano Beach offers great golf courses to challenge the skills of the visiting golfer. If you enjoy fishing or diving, Pompano is the ideal location for you. With numerous marinas offering fishing and diving excursions as well as small boat rentals, you may choose to explore the only coral reef system in the continental United States. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, you will love the 3.5 miles of sandy white beach where you can take a stroll or sit and enjoy the cool breezes and gentle waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

[i]Information Courtesy Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce.[/i]

See the “Helpful Links” section at the bottom of this page for more detailed information.


Transportation:

The City of Pompano Beach and Broward County Transit (BCT) provide a community bus transportation service to increase the number of destination within the city limits that can be reached through public transit. There is no fare required when using the community bus service within the City of Pompano Beach. Riders making the connection with BCT are expected to pay the appropriate fares.

Pompano Beach Airport is the local municipal general aviation airport, and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International is 11 miles south of Pompano Beach with regular scheduled commercial air service. Farther north (30 miles) is Palm Beach International Airport.

[i]Information Courtesy City of Pompano Beach.[/i]


Helpful Links:

Helpful Links:

City of Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce

Pompano Beach Calendar of Events

Palm Beach International Airport

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

Pompano Beach Community Bus Service


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