Centrally located in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast, Pompano Beach is positioned midway between Miami and Palm Beach and covers over 25 square miles in northern Broward County. It's known for its beaches, boating, marinas and offshore coral reef, plus numerous wrecks and other dive sites. Pompano Beach is a Florida city just north of Fort Lauderdale. It’s known for its beaches, marinas and offshore coral reef, plus numerous wrecks and other dive sites. The long Pompano Beach Pier stretches into the Atlantic Ocean. North, along the shore, the 1900s Hillsboro Lighthouse guards the Hillsboro Inlet, an entrance to the Intracoastal Waterway. Pompano Community Park has tennis courts and an amphitheater. Its name is derived from the Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), a fish found off the Atlantic coast.