A couple toasting at Cottages by the Ocean in Pompano Beach

A romantic getaway can be just the right break for couples who are ready to relax away from life’s normal distractions and spend quality time together. Sunny Pompano Beach, Florida, is the perfect destination for a much-needed romantic getaway; this location offers beautiful weather, attractions and activities perfect for couples, and wonderful accommodations. 

Cottages by the Ocean in Pompano Beach offers comfort, charm, and value in a safe, walkable area near dozens of Pompano Beach’s restaurants, shops, a fishing pier, and a new oceanfront park promenade. A future stay at Cottages by the Ocean might even make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift to present to your true love for a booking date later down the road. Our historic cottages offer privacy in a tropical setting, with comfy king beds, full kitchens, beach gear, and large, screened-in porches for your morning coffee, evening glass of wine, or even a BBQ on your personal grill.

Things to Do on a Romantic Getaway in Pompano Beach

No matter your interests, you will find plenty of enticing things to do on your romantic getaway to Pompano Beach. Many of our favorite activities and attractions in the area are just a short stay from our accommodations at Cottages by the Ocean. 

Take a romantic stroll day or night for beautiful ocean vistas along Pompano’s beachfront promenade park. Early risers can enjoy the most spectacular sunrises on the beach at the fishing pier. And don’t forget to check the calendar for the full moon, which is awesome to see over the ocean on those special nights.

The Atlantic Blvd bridge rising up over the Intracoastal Waterway to let a boat throughFor more waterfront wandering, walk down to the water at the base of the Atlantic Blvd bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Waterway. Sidewalks will take you all the way under and around the bridge base on either side. Enjoy the unique marine life murals that cover both spans of the bridge in a uniquely beautiful display of public art. Even at night, the murals are lighted for your viewing pleasure.

If you and your partner have a passion for history, aviation, or scenic views, visit the historic Pompano Airpark. A helicopter sightseeing tour can give you a birdseye view of the ocean, historic lighthouse, and Intracoastal Waterway mansions. Alternatively, a helicopter tour is a great way to check out the Everglades.

Rent a personal watercraft at Atlantic Boat Rentals to explore the Intracoastal Waterway and ask your lady to “hold on tight.” A wide range of watercraft, including deck boats, pontoons, fishing boats, and jet skis, are available to rent, allowing you to explore the area in style.

A couple dancing the tango on a romantic getaway to Pompano BeachFor an intimate activity you can enjoy together, head to Star Ballroom. On Friday nights, they offer Argentine Tango dances that you can attend. Bring your own wine and join the free lesson at 8 p.m. and then dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

Visit Hillsboro Inlet Park for photos with a backdrop of the historic lighthouse. Watch the boats go in and out through the drawbridge and see what the fishermen are catching. If you are lucky, you might be able to get a tour of the lighthouse; lighthouse tours are only available on certain days and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can capture your love and your romantic vacation by hiring Penny Fraser Photography for a photoshoot. Enjoy a special boudoir photoshoot in her nearby studio, or choose a couples photoshoot at the beach. Regardless of your choice, you’ll walk away with beautiful photos that will forever remind you of your time in Pompano Beach. 

Enjoy a Romantic Dinner in Pompano Beach

No romantic getaway to Pompano Beach is complete without a delicious and atmospheric meal at one of the area’s top restaurants. Here is a look at a few of our favorites.

  • Go for a special dinner out with reservations at the quaint and cozy Café Maxx, the county’s only five-star restaurant.
  • For a less pricey dinner option, ask for your own personal sofa table with an unobstructed ocean view on the upstairs floor of Beach House Pompano. It’s comfy and private, shielded on both sides from other diners to create a true one-on-one experience.
  • A Serenity Cruise in Pompano BeachTake a dinner cruise on the Serenity Yacht and tour the Intracoastal Waterway mansions in the late afternoon daylight, and then see them lit up after dark on the return trip. It’s an older yacht with plenty of spaces to call your own, along with a modest buffet dinner.
  • Make your own picnic at the beach with an evening swim, or hire Blue Island Picnics to
  • put together a very special romantic beach picnic for two with all the trimmings. If you opt to prepare for the picnic yourself, you’ll find the kitchen at your accommodations at Cottages by the Ocean well-equipped for your meal preparation.
  • Get your fill of fresh raw oysters at Flamingo Seafood. This tasty restaurant is just a short walk from Cottages by the Ocean.
  • Have after-dinner drinks on a sofa by one of the firepits overlooking the ocean on the Pier 6 Rooftop. Check their schedule for live music events because there is nothing better than a refreshing beverage, ocean views, and live performances. 
  • You can enjoy cocktails and live music most nights at Lucky Fish Beach Bar & Grill, an open-air restaurant under the large tiki roof next to the fishing pier. This is a true tropical paradise. 

A night time view of Cottages by the Ocean in Pompano BeachPlan the Ultimate Romantic Vacation to Florida

Pompano Beach is an incredible destination for a romantic vacation in Florida, and Cottages by the Ocean offers the perfect accommodations for your stay. You can give the gift of a romantic getaway to Pompano Beach with a gift certificate. To get a gift certificate to enjoy Cottages by the Ocean, please reach out to us by calling 954-283-1111.