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Florida Beaches Guide - Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Barrier Island

As far as we're concerned, beach vacations are always in season. Pensacola Beach offers clear waters and shiny white sands along an 8 mile stretch of Santa Rosa Barrier Island.

This beach is a girlfriend's getaway paradise, with great shopping centers and a wide variety of spas for you to Pensacola BeachPensacola Beachtreat and pamper yourself. Pensacola Beach has a welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy the smooth, quiet breeze while soaking up the sun.


Visit during spring break season though and you'll see a very different beach though. Although not as exhilarating as Panama City Beach, Pensacola Beach offers their fare share of jello wrestling, bikini and wet t-shirt contests and all night partying for spring break vacationers.

Accommodations: You'll find a variety of motels, hotels and condominiums to fit all budgets. Almost all rooms available have a great view overlooking the beach and many are pet-friendly.

Pensacola Beach Local Activities: Enjoy bicycling, surfing, fishing, kayaking and sailing, diving, golf and many more activities at Pensacola Beach. At Casino Beach, directly across from Pensacola Beach (connected by Quiet Water Beach Boardwalk) you'll find free live concerts. The Boardwalk is lined with shops, clubs, restaurants and venues displaying the works of local artists.

Pensacola Beach Area Attractions: The National Museum of Naval Aviation is a must-see attraction when visiting Pensacola Beach. With more than 150 perfectly resorted aircrafts from the navy, Marine Corps, and coastguards; history is brought to life all over again. Feel as if you were actually revisiting the past during a powerful and realistic movie at the on-site IMAX theater.

Pensacola Beach Area Events:

  • Pensacola Beach Air Show (July): Precision and accuracy pays off in this death defying show full of aerobatic maneuvers.
  • Mardi Gras (January/February): Get out your beads and enjoy a vacation full of parades, black tie affairs, contests and great food.

Pensacola Beach Nightlife: Strap on your sandals and get ready to taste all of the cocktails Pensacola Beach has to offer. With more than 15 bars all within walking distance of the boardwalk, it won't be hard to find a place to dance the night away. Visit Capt'n Fun Beach Club, the largest open air nightclub in the Panhandle, offering 10 TV's, live entertainment and a Wet-N-Wild foam party to get your spring break started.

Pensacola Beach Weather: Both the air and water reaches highs of up to 83F in July, and lows of 52F in January.

Pensacola Beach Facilities: You'll find public washrooms and picnic areas along with on duty lifeguards are available along most of Pensacola Beach.

Pensacola Beach Fees: Pensacola Island National Sea Shore has a fee of $8 per vehicle and is valid at any park site for 7 days.

For more information or help planning your next Florida getaway, visit Pensacola Beach.

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