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Pensacola BeachUnited States of America

White-sand beaches, watersports and a consistently mild climate make Pensacola Beach in Florida a magnet for people looking to relax.

Pensacola Beach is a community on Santa Rosa Island in the state of Florida. You’ll find this beach epitomizes Florida’s “Sunshine State” nickname, with its beautiful weather, stunning beaches and friendly locals.

After being hit hard by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the city has returned to normal and coming to Pensacola Beach for vacation is as good as ever. Pay a small fee to walk along the pier and watch the local fishermen at work or go snorkeling with the family in the calm waters.

Across Via De Luna Drive is Quietwater Beach Road. This lively boulevard is home to street performers, restaurants and nightclubs, and cultural events are held here throughout the year. Among them is Bamboo Willie’s Jamaican Festival. It’s held at the end of summer and is famous for its bathtub races.

Learn about the history of the area during a free ranger tour at Fort Pickens. While here, check out the 10-foot (3-meter) tall concrete Island Cross. Erected in 1959 by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization, it remains unscathed despite numerous violent hurricanes.

Away from the beach, golfers will appreciate the range of international-class courses. Tiger Point Golf Club is situated just across Pensacola Beach Boulevard in Gulf Breeze. The Pensacola Open, which was part of the PGA Tour until 1988, was played here.

The cuisine of Pensacola is characterized by its oceanfront location. Sample oysters, crab and shrimp caught in the Gulf of Mexico and brought directly to your plate. Make sure to try a Bushwacker: This rum, coffee and chocolate cocktail was first served here in 1975 and has inspired the yearly Bushwacker Festival in August.

The tollroad Pensacola Beach Boulevard connects the city to Gulf Breeze on the mainland and there is plenty of free parking in the lots near the two main avenues: Fort Pickens Road to the west, and Via De Luna Drive to the east. You can easily see the main attractions on foot. Alternatively, rent a bike or jump on the free trolley, which operates in the high season.

Where to stay in Pensacola Beach

Sunset at the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier in Pensacola, FL

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Villa Sabine

5/5Exceptional!(65 area reviews)

While visiting Villa Sabine, you might make a stop by sights like Pensacola Beach Pier and Casino Beach.

Villa Sabine
Awesome spaceship house on scenic drive in to Pensacola beach

Toilla Segunda

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

While Toilla Segunda might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Pensacola Beach Pier and Portofino Boardwalk.

Toilla Segunda
Beach Vibes 🌴

Villa Segunda

When in Villa Segunda, you can plan a visit to Portofino Boardwalk and Pensacola Beach Pier, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Villa Segunda
Plaza Primera, Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States of America

Plaza Primera

4.5/5Wonderful!(97 area reviews)

While Plaza Primera isn't home to many top sights, Pensacola Beach Pier and Portofino Boardwalk are some notable places to visit nearby.

Plaza Primera

Top Hotels in Pensacola Beach

Best Western Beachside Resort
Best Western Beachside Resort
2.5 out of 5
16 Via de Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL

Nestled on the beach, this Pensacola Beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Casino Beach and Pensacola Beach Pier. Opal Beach and Portofino Boardwalk are ...

4/5Very Good! (1,019 reviews)

"It was a very nice and clean place. Beds were great. We enjoyed the location of resort . It was around everything in walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Best Western Beachside Resort
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
2.5 out of 5
2 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL

Nestled on the beach, this Plaza Primera hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Beach and Pensacola Beach Pier. Opal Beach and Portofino Boardwalk are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,101 reviews)

"It was nice but a little cold. The breakfast options could be better."…"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2020

Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Surf & Sand Hotel
Surf & Sand Hotel
2 out of 5
40 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $105 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Offering direct access to the beach, this Pensacola Beach hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Pensacola Beach Pier, and within 9 mi (15 km) of ...

3.8/5Good! (1,465 reviews)

"We would definitely stay here again, perfect location while visiting Pensacola!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Surf & Sand Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Pensacola Beach

3 Portofino 1908
3 Portofino 1908
3.5 out of 5
3 Portofino Dr. Suite 1908, Pensacola Beach, FL
The price is $216 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 19

Situated near the beach, this spa condo resort is 4 mi (6.5 km) from Portofino Boardwalk and within 12 mi (20 km) of Pensacola Beach Pier and Veterans Memorial ...

3.6/5Good! (8 reviews)
Amazing resort

"The weather was perfect. We loved our condo and all that it offered. I’d highly recommend getting the Adventures package added with your stay. We enjoyed being able to do all of the activities as much as we wanted."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

3 Portofino 1908
Sleeps 4 Lots of 5 Star Reviews Affordable Only 4 min Walk to the Beach/ Gulf
Sleeps 4 Lots of 5 Star Reviews Affordable Only 4 min Walk to the Beach/ Gulf
Pensacola Beach, FL

Situated in Pensacola Beach, this condo building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Opal Beach and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Pensacola Beach Pier. Park East On-Leash Dog Beach ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Condo was very convenient

"This was my first time renting a condo in Pensacola Beach. It was nicely appointed and well stocked with necessities. It was convenient to the pool and the beach. It wasn’t a new condo by any stretch but it was comfortable and I will definitely consider renting again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Sleeps 4 Lots of 5 Star Reviews Affordable Only 4 min Walk to the Beach/ Gulf
Luxurious 2 BR Skyhome With Panoramic Ocean Views and Steps From The Beach!
Luxurious 2 BR Skyhome With Panoramic Ocean Views and Steps From The Beach!
Pensacola Beach, FL

Situated on the beach, this romantic condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Opal Beach and Park East On-Leash Dog Beach. Pensacola Beach Pier and Portofino ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
Fall getaway

"Booked prior to Hurricane Sally. The management did a great job updating us on the status of the property & the area. Weather was perfect. The condo had the most amazing views."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Luxurious 2 BR Skyhome With Panoramic Ocean Views and Steps From The Beach!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach Pier
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Pensacola Beach Pier

4.5/5(787 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Pensacola Beach when you make a stop at a top site like Pensacola Beach Pier. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or experience the great live music in this family-friendly area.

Fort Pickens
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Fort Pickens

4.5/5(295 reviews)

Find out about the history of Fort Pickens, one of the top monuments in Pensacola Beach. Experience the great live music or attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

Pensacola Beach Beaches
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Pensacola Beach Beaches

4.5/5(188 reviews)

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Pensacola Beach Beaches during your trip to Pensacola Beach? Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

360 Pensacola Beach
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360 Pensacola Beach

Take the family on an outing to 360 Pensacola Beach during your trip to Pensacola Beach. Discover the top-notch restaurants and great live music in this walkable area.

Opal Beach
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Opal Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Opal Beach during your trip to Pensacola Beach? Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Casino Beach
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Casino Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Casino Beach during your trip to Pensacola Beach? Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Pensacola Beach

Ghost and Graveyards Tour
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Ghost and Graveyards Tour

$22
Per adult
Pensacola Inshore Fishing
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Pensacola Inshore Fishing

$500
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Pensacola Hop-On Hop-Off
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Pensacola Hop-On Hop-Off

$30
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Florida
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Florida

$10
Per adult
Crab Island 10 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rentals
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Crab Island 10 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rentals

$201
Per adult
3 Hour Private Powerboat Dolphin Cruise with Remote Beach Stop up to 15 guests
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3 Hour Private Powerboat Dolphin Cruise with Remote Beach Stop up to 15 guests

$735
Per adult

Reviews of Pensacola Beach

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 73.0816077953715%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 23.264311814859926%
3 - Okay
22
3 - Okay 2.679658952496955%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.730816077953715%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.243605359317905%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

Bring your swim trunks and plenty of cash. Lots of good food and things to do!

5/5 - Excellent

Mik

Jun 1, 2020

The best softest sand in the world!! traffic gets bad on the weekends but it is a nice low key beach. I like that it actually has easily accessible public beaches unlike so many other FL cities.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

Peg leg Pete’s is wonderful

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

The beach was very nice but I won’t go back there the restaurants in walking distances that we went to were just to expensive for the quality of food and I just didn’t like the variety

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

Do not book a room at the Surf & Sand Hotel - disgusting!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

This is my go to place.

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