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POMPANO BEACH, FL, October 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The family-friendly oceanside community of Pompano Beach is located just north of Fort Lauderdale, in the heart of the Gold Coast of Florida. The star attraction is the town's three and a half mile stretch of pristine, sandy beach - a spectacular spot for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and building sand castles.
Laced with 300 miles of waterways and 40,000 resident yachts, Pompano Beach and Greater Fort Lauderdale, also known as the Venice of America, welcomes you to the world of water.
Pompano Beach is one of the few areas in the world where both fresh water and salt water fishing are within 15 minutes of the angler. In addition to more than 200 fresh water species that can be caught in the county's lakes, bring your boat or if you can't there are deep water fishing fleets located in just minutes away in Pompano Beach.
What types of fish can you catch in Pompano Beach? Go to http://www.sunny.org/includes/content/docs/media/FISHING-CALENDAR.pdf
If you're feeling a little more adventurous, Surf World Surf Shop offers free lessons every Sunday at 8:30am on the North side of Pompano Beach Pier. However, when the kids gets tired of the beach, there are many other stellar attractions and activities to keep everyone entertained.
For some outdoor fun, visit the 250-acre Fern Forest Nature Park, a reserve offering scenic nature trails and wildlife viewing opportunities. Just down the road from Pompano is Butterfly World, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Kids will be dazzled by more than 5,000 of these colorful critters, hummingbirds and other tropical birds in free flight amidst beautiful gardens and waterfalls.
Combine learning with some fun at the Museum of Discovery and Science-IMAX , located right down the road in Fort Lauderdale. This museum offers fascinating displays and interactive exhibits that make the world of science exciting and fun for kids of all ages.
The Pompano Beach Air Park serves as home base for the Goodyear "Stars and Stripes" blimp.
Nearby attractions worth visiting include Flamingo Gardens, a peaceful and beautifully maintained, humane wildlife sanctuary/botanical garden; and Fort Lauderdale's Funderdome, an indoor play area that will delight toddlers and preteens alike with its array of active, hands-on amusements (with not a video game in sight).
Check the Florida Sun-Sentinel's South Florida Parenting blog at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/ for a constantly updated daily calendar that is sure to provide a few surprises that will thrill the kids and adults alike.
The best way to enjoy the spender of Pompano Beach and South Florida is by renting a home in Pompano Beach. A beautiful home in a cozy, quiet neighborhood just off the intracoastal waterway, this newly renovated home boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a large living room/dining room area. Go to http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3624386 for more information.
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