Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach - USA
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Stretching for several miles along the state’s Gulf of Mexico coastline, Pensacola Beach forms the main proportion of Santa Rosa Island. A barrier island approximately 40 miles in length but just a couple of hundred yards wide, it can be subdivided into a number of different beaches and conservation areas. It is connected by road bridges to mainland Florida at various points.

The most popular entry point is probably the bridge that brings visitors to the parking spaces and crisp white sands of Casino Beach, part of Pensacola Beach so named because of a gambling establishment that used to exist at this point on Santa Rosa Island.

Here there are plenty of options when it comes to food and drink, as well as good facilities and family-friendly activities including volleyball courts and minigolf nearby. Backed by grasses at other points along its length, Pensacola Beach has a slight incline into the gulf, making other ball games difficult to play. 

The fishing pier regularly attractions anglers from across the region. 

Dogs are able to enjoy their own area of sand on the Pensacola Dog Beach.

Pensacola Beach enjoys mild temperatures throughout the year, and it kept from getting too hot by reliable sea breezes that develop during the afternoon.

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Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the dog beach which is located to the east of the main beach

Lifeguard service



  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing

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  • Shower

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