Pensacola Beach Time
There are several different options for beach time while in Pensacola, with beaches for all types of visitors, whether you prefer busy with local crowds or isolation.
No matter what beach you choose you will have white sand beaches and green emerald waters to look forward to! Nearly all of the beaches you come across area part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, as well.
Here are some popular beach choices in the area:
- Perdido Key Beach - This barrier island is full of protected dunes and is consistently ranked among the top 20 beaches in America. You can fish, sunbathe, surf, and swim here.
- Pensacola Beach - Pensacola Beach takes up 8 miles of the 40-mile-long Santa Rosa Barrier Island, with ample opportunity to swim, fish, kayak, and so much more within. There are two main beach parks here, Casino Beach and Quietwater Beach. Casino Beach is a more lively option, whereas Quietwater is more known for recreation opportunities, with a boardwalk and amphitheater near.
- Opal Beach - This beach is named for the 1995 hurricane that came through here and is located halfway between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach.
- Navarre Beach - Surrounding by the sound on one side and tall oaks on the other, this beach has quite the gorgeous setting for those looking to soak in the view. The area holds 130 acres of state parkland, with 4,000 feet of Gulf Beach available to swim, fish, camp, and wildlife watch (bottlenose dolphins are frequent guests to the area).