Sugar-white beaches in Pensacola Beach, Florida

Pensacola Beach, FL is located on Santa Rosa Island which is a barrier island and is part of the Florida Panhandle. In other words it´s located in Northwest Florida. Here you find a beautiful beach, a historic fort, restaurants and bars and other things to do in the nearby area.

Pensacola Beach house
Pensacola Beach

Top class beach

Among all the beaches in Florida, Pensacola Beach is definitely up there among the best. The beach has all a beach needs to have, and much more. It´s sandy and sugar-white. The water is crystal clear. The beach could sometimes be a bit crowded. However, it´s so big that you never ever have a problem finding your own spot.

Day on Pensacola Beach
On Pensacola Beach you always find your own spot.

Visit Fort Fickens for scenery and history

If you go to Pensacola Beach you need to visit Fort Pickens which is located on the very west side of Santa Rosa Island. It´s a historic fort that was completed in 1834 and still in use 100 years later. Check out the fort and enjoy the white sandy beaches in that area of the island while you’re there.

Fort Pickens
Fort Pickens.

Restaurants on the beach or downtown

You´ll find restaurants, bars and shops in Pensacola Beach too. So you have all you need right at your door steps if you stay at the beach. If you want some variation then you have more options in Gulf Breeze or in downtown Pensacola which only is a short drive away.

Other things to do in the area

If you want to have a day off from the beach, why not check out the National Naval Aviation Museum or watch a ball game. Pensacola has its own team in the Minor League, the Blue Wahoos. But, if you stay in Pensacola Beach it’s unlikely that you ever want to leave.

Sound view on Pensacola Beach
Sound view on Pensacola Beach.

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