Top Places to Go by Boat in Pompano

Top places and things to do by boat in Pompano Beach

With the city of Pompano Beach being named after 2 somewhat obvious things. The pompano fish and of course the beautiful beaches, there is a wide variety of things to do by boat. In this quick list we will cover the hot spots that residents and visitors alike choose to spend their time when they are not offshore fishing. We will be choosing the places in order by distance from our Marina. (599 S Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062)

To the North –

Sands Harbor Resort: Maybe upscale dining isn’t your thing. Maybe you are looking for a quick drink at the Tiki Bar or food and drinks all afternoon. If so, you will feel right at home with the new and improved Sands Harbor. Did we mention they have a swimming pool and amazing frozen drinks. (7-10 minutes) Sands Harbor Website

Exchange Club Park: The Exchange Club Park is assessable by land or sea. There is enough room for several boats to anchor or beach up. As the tide starts coming in the waters begin to turn to a crystal blue color. Great private/small area for park/beach atmosphere with a nice view. It’s great for picnicking with a small to a large group but you must supply your own chairs, tents, etc. No barbecue allowed but bring your own food. (10-12 minutes)

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse: Looking to see a historic artifact of Pompano Beach’s history first lighthouse, first illuminated on March 8th, 1907. Withstanding quite a few natural disasters (fire & hurricanes) it still stands as a functioning lighthouse to this day. There is a small beach just below the lighthouse that is a popular spot among residents to post up for the afternoon and enjoy the parade of boats coming and going from the inlet. (12-15 minutes) Hillsboro Lighthouse Website

Boathouse Marine Center Location in Pompano Beach

Boathouse Marine Center Location in Pompano Beach

To the South –

Blue Moon Fish Company: Blue Moon Fish Company is the culinary dream of chefs Baron Skorish and Bryce Statham; a fusion of Louisiana flavors and Florida’s freshest catch. Known as Fort Lauderdale’s “freshest seafood by the waterway,” Blue Moon Fish Company has welcomed locals, seasonal residents, and vacationers for over 20 years. Recipient of numerous awards for culinary excellence, as well as being named “Best Waterfront Dining in Fort Lauderdale” by Zagat and OpenTable, Blue Moon Fish Company delivers excellence in each aspect of the culinary experience. (10-15 Minutes) Blue Moons Website

Kaluz: Upscale, New American cuisine overlooking the beautiful Intracoastal. Enjoy Modern American dining and spectacular waterfront views from our elegant dining room or from our more casual patio and patio bar. Watch us cook in our display kitchen, featuring a wood-burning grill. We offer a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, and wood-fire grilled steaks and seafood. The wine list has over 130 selections with 30 wines by the glass. Don’t feel like leaving your boat? Ask the waiter and you can take advantage of that forward seating and dining area on your center console or cruiser. (15-20 Minutes) Kaluz Website

Bokampers: Bokampers is focused on being a local haven to fans of ALL sports. The unparalleled atmosphere makes this sports bar and grills different from any other. Televisions covering every wall, rival fans cheering their teams on under one roof, and the overall excitement make for the perfect environment for friends, families, and sports fans of all ages! Accessible by car or boat this is a great stop along the ICW. (25-30 Minutes) Bokampers Website

Shooters: A lot has changed since 1982. But despite Fort Lauderdale’s evolution, one restaurant on the Intracoastal has been there every step of the way. With its dockside views, fresh seafood, weekend brunch, and lively events — all served up in a relaxed environment — Shooters Waterfront is a Florida icon. (30-35 Minutes) Shooters Website

Stranahan River Sandbar: One of the most beautiful sandbars in the world, you will find yourself surrounded by multi-million dollar homes and yachts as we take a short ride to the Fort Lauderdale Sandbar. Bring up to 40 of your family/friends to soak up the sun Fort Lauderdale style. (40-45 Minutes)

15th Street Fisheries: Fisheries Dockside (at 15th Street Fisheries) is a casual waterfront experience featuring lunch, dinner, and drinks inside or outside on the open dockside terraces. Each table has a view of the waterway with boats passing by and coming into the Lauderdale Marina. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays live music is presented outside. Feeding the giant tarpon fish is fun for the whole family! (45-50 Minutes) 15th Street Fisheries Website


Despite everything on the list, there is nothing more freeing than the wide-open ocean. With a scenic route to the ocean (15-20 minutes) and with plenty of places to stop along the way, why wouldn’t you want to store your boat at Boathouse Marine Center? Call 954.943.3200 for quotes and availability or CLICK HERE to see what is included in our Indoor Dry Rack Boat Storage.

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