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Hillsboro Inlet

City Hillsboro
State Florida
Country United States

Latitude 26° 15" 25'
Longitude -80° 4" 48'
Format DD DMS
Body of water Atlantic Ocean to Hillsboro Inlet
Current Conditions
Temperature: 82F
Dewpoint: 82F

Scattered Clouds
High: 80F
Low: 72F

Chance of Rain
High: 81F
Low: 72F

High: 83F
Low: 72F


Located near Intracoastal Waterway Mile Marker 1054 in Pompano Beach, the Hillsboro Inlet offers fairly reliable (seven-foot depths) access to the Atlantic Ocean from the Hillsboro River.

More famous than the inlet itself, is the 136-foot-tall black and white lighthouse on the north shore of the inlet that was placed into service here in 1907.

Navigating the Water:
Use NOAA Chart 11467.

A 13-foot closed vertical clearance drawbridge crosses the inlet and has restricted opening hours. Be sure to have the opening schedule in mind when preparing to transit the inlet. Otherwise, the Hillsboro Inlet is frequently dredged to seven-foot depths and offers safe passage for all but the deepest draft vessels.

A series of lighted and unlighted day boards mark the entrance and should be religiously honored.

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

Marine Services: