5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerOct 18, 2019
Beach very clean!
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.
Beaches, Live Music and Sea
Enjoy a stop at Fort Pickens, a landmark worth seeing in Pensacola Beach. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches or experience its great live music.
Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Pensacola Beach Beaches during your trip to Pensacola Beach? Stroll along the area's seaside, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.
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.
Learn more about the local history when you visit Historic Pensacola Village, a well-known historical site in Pensacola. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches or experience its great live music.
Saenger Theatre is a popular theater with a storied past in Pensacola. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches or experience its great live music.
Nothing says vacation like spending a carefree day at Fort Walton Beaches, a popular beach in Fort Walton Beach. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.
See the best of Pensacola with a 3-day Pensacola Pass. Ride a simulator at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Climb 177 steps to the top of the Pensacola Lighthouse. Walk back in time at the Historic Pensacola Village and its four museums.
For the best introduction to Pensacola, try the Hop-on, Hop-off Tour. Fully narrated, this tour includes 14 stops for customers to explore areas of interest. Enjoy as much time at each stop. Then continue to explore.
From fear to laughter and somewhere in between, Go Retro offers the ultimate Halloween experience for adults. (No child 13 or younger should be brought.) This riding tour covers a wide area with stops in the Commercial Business District, Seville, Sanders Beach, North and West Hill.
Nothing beats reeling in the perfect catch from the inshore waters of Pensacola Bay in Florida. Climb into a modern fishing boat and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you as your captain takes you to the best spots for catching Spanish mackerel, flounder, and sheepshead.
Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.
This adventure will take you through the heart of Chicago and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.
Verified travelerSep 26, 2019
Love it, the beach was beautiful and clean. The overall atmosphere was relaxing , which was the reason for the trip in the first place.