Boogie boarding is allowed everywhere on the beach, however, surfing is only allowed in designated areas. Wrist or ankle leashes are mandatory. Stand up paddle boards have been interpreted to be the same as surfboards if inside the vessel exclusion buoys. Launching for stand up paddle boards is north of Lifeguard Tower 5 located on the north side of the municipal pier or south of Lifeguard Tower 1 located at the eastern Atlantic Avenue terminus. No craft shall be operated at a distance closer than 100 yards (300 feet) of the municipal pier. Stand up paddle boarders outside the vessel exclusion buoys are required to wear a life vest.
Hobie cats, kite boarders, paddle and wind driven vessels can be launched at NE 13th and 16th Streets only and must stay 100 yards off the public beach. Boats (both sail and motor) must also stay 100 yards off the public beach. Vessel exclusion buoys are an added visual reference.
Boat and Jet Ski launching is available at Alsdorf Park on NE 14th Street Causeway and the Intracoastal Waterway. A playground and picnic area is also available at this site.
The public beach has two wheelchairs which make the beach accessible to our special needs residents and visitors. The beach chairs are available seven days a week on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information go to the Ocean Rescue Headquarters (50 N. Pompano Beach Blvd) or ask any lifeguard.
Dunes are a natural asset and act as a sand bank to protect inland areas by preventing erosion caused by hurricanes, waves, and wind. They preserve threatened plant species, and provide a vibrant habitat for wildlife.
With the frequency and intensity of storm related events increasing, sea levels rising and the need to protect our resources, protecting our beaches is more important than ever. The City of Pompano Beach has set a goal to complete a continuous dune system along the entire coastline by 2023.
Dune Adoption Can:
Pompano Beach is home to 6 Beach Wheelchair Access Points along our shoreline and have two beach wheelchairs available for public use, which make the beach accessible to our special needs residents and visitors! The beach wheelchairs are available seven days a week at 9am to 7pm during daylight savings and 8am to 5pm the rest of the year. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and we ask the wheelchairs be returned a half hour prior to closing.
For more information, visit Lifeguard Tower 2 or 7 or call the Visitors Center at (954) 786-5570.
For more information on accessible in the City of Pompano Beach please go to our Accessibility pages here.
Daily Conditions Report 954-786-4005 Information is provided daily regarding swimming conditions at Pompano Beach. After 9 a.m. daily, call the above telephone number for a recording describing water and weather conditions as well as the presence of stinging marine life.
The conditions shown below are valid on the date stated from 9am - 7pm.
|Yellow - Medium Hazard & Purple - Dangerous Marine Life
|Water Temperature (Ocean):
|calm in the morning, building later in the day
|Swim near an ocean lifeguard
|sea pests/man o war