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Four Pompano Beach Attractions Off the Beaten Path

  Pompano Beach, Florida, is a city full of beach charm, delicious restaurants, live entertainment, a bustling arts scene, and plenty of hidden gems that many tourists don't know about. If you're looking for an authentic Pompano Beach experience, you're in luck; the team at Beach Vacation Rentals is here to help. With our local expertise, we're happy to point you to some of Pompano Beach's more unique attractions off the beaten path. Art at the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge If you're traveling to Pompano Beach, there's a good chance you'll drive over the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge – the gateway to [...]


5 Perks of Staying at Historic Cottages by the Ocean in Pompano Beach, Florida

One of the most important parts of planning a vacation is deciding where to stay. Pompano Beach has all types of lodging options, but there's something special about a rental near the beach. Beach Vacation Rentals offers fully outfitted cottage rentals in Pompano Beach, just north of Fort Lauderdale. Known as Cottages by the Ocean, these historic cottages could be the perfect place to call home on your next vacation to Pompano Beach. Here's a rundown of why these cottage rentals are so popular. Unbeatable Location Pompano Beach is one of the prettiest beaches in South Florida, and Cottages by [...]


The New Real ID Airport Security Deadline

Story Update on 3/26/20: Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the Oct. 1 “Real ID” program deadline for U.S. air travelers has been postponed until after the pandemic subsides and airline operations return to normal. The new airport security ID program is delayed during a time when “social distancing” is encouraged, and most local Department of Motor Vehicles offices that would provide the updated government-issued driver licenses and IDs are closed. A new deadline for obtaining “Real ID” documents has not been specified. (Jan. 2020) Just in time for South Florida’s next high winter season, on October 1, 2020, the [...]


Pompano Beach Ranks #1

(7-23-18) Pompano Beach, Florida keeps getting better and better! In January, Expedia chose Pompano Beach over all other cities in Florida for a story on "Best Place to Escape to in Every State."  And in May, Money Magazine ranked Pompano Beach #1 in the world for quality and best value in an article "The 14 Best Beaches in the World--and How Much it Costs to Visit Them."


Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center Now Open

(7-23-18) Pompano’s impressive new Cultural Center has a full schedule of shows for its 600-seat theater. The facility includes a banquet center, art gallery, media arts center and multi-function spaces.  It shares space with the newly opened state-of-the-art Broward County regional public library on the ground floor. Click here for a full slate of performances and public activities.


Pompano Beach Road Upgrades

(7-23-18) New beach entries are complete for our guests at Cottages by the Ocean, Bahama Beach Club and Sunny Place! Pompano Beach spent $50M in a complete makeover for its spectacular new beachfront from Atlantic Blvd and North.  Now the beach road South of Atlantic Blvd has been overhauled with colorful mosaic pavers, decorative street lighting, expensive palms and plantings, new benches, showers, bike racks and park-like beach entries on every other block.


Pompano Beach State-of-the-Art Fishing Pier Under Construction

(7-23-18) Pompano's new fishing pier is half-way completed and will include all of the best features from fishing piers all over the country. Set to open in March 2019, just a five-minute walk from our properties.  It's being built higher to better sustain storms, and wider for better clearance between pedestrians and those fishing. This ADA accessible pier will include a bait/tackle shop, shade structures, guy-Harvey-style artwork, free public wi-fi, two 24-hour live cams showing the beach and a third underwater cam to show the fish beneath the pier. The end of the pier is designed like the city's logo [...]


Pompano Beach Atlantic Blvd Bridge Artworks

(7-23-18) Work is underway to turn the Atlantic Blvd Bridge that goes over the Intracoastal Waterway into an iconic, multifaceted artwork. It will have high tension sails based at each end of the bridge with a light show at night. The base of the bridge will be adorned with underwater sea life murals to match the mural on our beach parking garage, decorative street lighting and a new bridge-tenders house will be installed, and a waterfront promenade will be built along both sides of the Intracoastal waterway and under the bridge to connect restaurants and businesses north and south of the [...]


New Restaurants in Pompano Beach!

(7-23-18) New at the beach, just a short walk from our properties, is the rustic, Key West-style Beach House Pompano. This casual restaurant with sensational rooftop bar is right on the sand and overlooking the ocean just north of the pier.  Lots of WOW-factor in the design, and rave reviews by the toughest media food critics. Enjoy seafood, steaks, chops, burgers and salads. It opened in April (after high season), and without a reservation it is still a two hour wait for dinner. Next to Beach House, another is set to open next summer. Oceanic will be an upscale seafood restaurant right next [...]


New Pompano Beach Craft Brewery Ranks #5 by USA Today

(7-22-18) NOW OPEN:  Odd Breed Wild Ales brew pub and tapas in Pompano’s newly restored historic district at Atlantic Blvd. and Dixie Highway.  Check out USA Today’s June 2018 story on “Top 10 Best New Craft breweries in the US.” Pompano Beach now has seven craft breweries throughout town serving up a variety of special creations.

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