Part of the fun of getting away might be to stay in a picture-perfect historical cottage at a pristine South Florida beach. That’s what you’ll find at top-rated Cottages by the Ocean in sunny Pompano Beach. This historic cottage compound and vibrant oceanfront town are the perfect mixes of historical treasures and state-of-the-art pleasures for a relaxed couple’s vacation, solo retreat, or girlfriends’ getaway.
Step back in time to Pompano’s first resort cottages, when the rest of the area had been Pineapple fields. And the journey goes beyond these clean, comfy “dollhouses” with king beds, full kitchens, beach gear, and big, screened-in porches. Add super-fast, free wi-fi, and you’re off and running at some of Pompano Beach’s most historical vacation rentals!
Discover Pompano Beach’s Rich History….
During your stay, check out historic Pompano Airpark and take a helicopter sightseeing tour over the ocean or the Everglades. The airpark served as a U.S. Naval aviation substation until after World War II and is now home to a Goodyear Blimp base and a private aviation center.
Historic Hillsboro Lighthouse is on the North end of Pompano Beach, overlooking the city’s fishing fleet, at the inlet where pleasure and fishing boats traverse between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. This lighthouse is reported to have the brightest beam of any in the world. Tours are held on Saturdays twice a month.
Pompano’s historic downtown, about a mile west of the beach, is where farmers from all over South Florida brought their produce over 100 years ago to load onto trains headed for the Northeast United States. Much of the town center and old facades have been restored, with trendy restaurants poised to move in. Stop into the Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA), formerly the old Bailey Hotel, and enjoy free public art galleries downstairs and working artist lofts upstairs. Directly across the street, you can cool off with a variety of special brews at Odd Breed Wild Ales, one of many cozy craft breweries in Pompano Beach.
At the beach and the foot of Atlantic Boulevard, the Briny Irish Pub has been a landmark for about 75 years, with live music and cheap eats and drinks. And Cap’s Place restaurant, established in 1928, was once a rum-runner’s casino den, reachable only by launch and situated on a mangrove island.
The Future of Pompano is Here to Explore….
Enjoy state-of-the-art music and theater venues at the new Pompano Cultural Center, as well as the AMP – the city’s beloved outdoor amphitheater, which draws top-name talent year-round. An excellent sound system and an ultra-modern new roof overhead allow for the best outdoor concert experiences, even if it rains.
Just a short drive from Cottages by the Ocean are Pompano Beach’s state-of-the-art Tennis and Aquatics centers located in Community Park. They are open to the public every day for a nominal fee. This is where many College and even Olympic swim teams do their winter training.
Pompano’s brand new Fisher Family Pier has all of the modern bells and whistles every pier should have. Check out the live cam first to see real-time beach conditions. If you’re out for a stroll to catch the fresh ocean air, relax on a shade-covered bench, enjoy the views, and check your email with free wi-fi. If you’re fishing, you’ll love the convenient racks for your poles, ample bait cutting and cleaning stations, and full bait shop that rents you everything you need if your’re a tourist without gear.
Get the Best of Pompano’s Past, Present, & Future by Staying at Cottages by the Ocean
Whether you’re looking for something modern and new or historical and familiar, Pompano has plenty to offer the discerning traveler. When you stay at Cottages by the Ocean, you’re in a serene, quiet compound that’s still near all of the action. These vacation rentals provide the comforts of home and provide a fantastic lodging experience in Pompano Beach. We would love to host your next stay; please visit our contact page or call 954-283-1111 today to start your booking.