Pensacola Beach, FL

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Pensacola Beach which includes a beach, a sunset and general coastal views
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

Surf & Sand Hotel
Surf & Sand Hotel
2 out of 5
40 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL, 32561
The price is $119 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this beach hotel in Pensacola Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,415 reviews)
"Satisfactory. Evening clerk couldn’t be troubled to put her chicken wing down while we checked in. Room was fine for a night, breakfast was better than most. Morning check out was professionally handled."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL, 32561
The price is $192 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Pensacola Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,005 reviews)
Dream vacation
"More then what we hoped for. Dream vacation. Very clean. Staff was amazingly and everything we needed, food, entertainment, was there or walking distance. Definitely going back."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
333 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, FL, 32561
The price is $179 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this beach hotel in Pensacola Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
"great getaway"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

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.
Portofino Island Resort
Portofino Island Resort
4 out of 5
10 Portofino Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL, 32561
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Pensacola Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 8 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (486 reviews)
"The unit in which we stayed was beautifully appointed and had magnificent views. We have stayed in other units that were poorly stocked and in poor condition. It honestly is a gamble on what you're going to get. Overall the property itself is beautiful with plenty of amenities."

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Getaways at Soundside Holiday Beach
Getaways at Soundside Holiday Beach
3.5 out of 5
19 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL, 32561
Stay at this 3.5-star condo in Pensacola Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Portofino Boardwalk and Pensacola Beach ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (42 reviews)
No Problems
"All went well, nice property at a good price."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2022

Beach Club Resort Residence and Spa
Beach Club Resort Residence and Spa
4.5 out of 5
18 Via De Luna, Pensacola Beach, FL, 32561
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Pensacola Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in our ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (97 reviews)
"The overall property was good? The room was not cleaned very well that showers had a lot of hair left in drain and dust built on furniture. Outside of that, it was great."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

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.

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