Get an icecream, sit on the pier and watch life around you. Cheaky birds come close. Nearby is a great playground, also some workout machines free for older kids. Either sides long white beach to walk along or enjoy the waves. Loads of coralls and shells washed up on shoreline to look at, but illegal to take ANY home. We even saw a seaturtle at dusk making it into the water on the open public beach. Stretches of beach restricted turtle breeding beach. Watch out for herons and pelicans fishing and diving.
If you need a quiet hour, take in mass in Saint Gabriel's Church on a Sunday. Wonderful stain glass windows, huge, bright church, lovingly tended, parish priest Father Tony Mulderry will make you smile, laugh and think during one of his wonderful witty and also serious sermons peppered with Irish anecdotes. Lots of singing and music. Spare a donation for the upkeep :-)
Also visit Gumbo Limbo Nature Centre, where they rehabilitate injured wildlife, mainly sea turtles, an eyeopener for kids, all work done by volunteers. Wonderful boardwalk, watch out for and avoid Golden Orb Spiderwebs across the path or they end up on your head with the spider in it. Fiddler Crabs in Mangove Swamps and Forest Crabs crawling over the boardwalk. Also butterfly exhibition. Bird recognition boards.
Then treat yourself in the eve at Sea Watch Restaurant Ocean Boulevard Pompano Beach. Yum !
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