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Sugar-white sand and emerald-hued water define this eight-mile stretch of Florida’s Santa Rosa barrier island, but Pensacola Beach is much more than a beautiful beach escape, it’s also an exciting hub of watersports recreation, with fishing, kayaking, swimming, and two beach parks onsite.

Top Things to Do at Pensacola Beach:

  • Playing in the surf with your furry pal at one of Pensacola's dog beaches
  • Reef snorkeling at Pensacola Beach Park East
  • Standup paddleboarding or kayaking in Little or Big Sabine Bay
  • Taking in the eateries, shops, and scene at Quietwater Boardwalk

Laguna's Beach Bar + Grill

The best place on the island, Laguna’s Beach Bar + Grill serves amazing food & ice cold drinks while offering one-of-a-kind family-friendly activities like go-karts, a 3 story ropes course, splash pad, 30ft tall clip n’ climb climbing structures, zip rail, parasailing, jet ski rentals and more along 600 ft of pristine beach front complete with tikis and Adirondack chairs. Have some fun in the sun in an environment that welcomes you to relax and enjoy the energy of the island.

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Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier and Observation Post

Extending nearly 1,500 feet, this popular fishing pier spans two sand bars and provides awesome views of the open gulf ahead and shoreline. Fishing supplies are onsite as well as classic Americana nosh at the pier’s diner. Be sure to catch the sunset here.

Quietwater Beach Park

This shallow-water swimming beach is perfect for families and its Old Timey boardwalk, lined with shops and restaurants will take you back to a bygone day of classic family beach vacations. Outdoor beach concerts are typically a frequent occurrence at Quietwater’s performance venue.

Premier Dolphin Cruise

Pensacola Beach’s Premier Dolphin Cruise offers the best cruising experience on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Cruise aboard a 63’ open-air, covered catamaran and spy dolphin, birds and the other marine life that make their home along the protected Gulf Islands National Seashore.

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Aqua Spa

Let the staff of Aqua Spa treat you to the relaxation and revitalization you deserve. You’ll find a wide array of facials, massages, body treatments, manicures and pedicures to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.

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Envie Boutique

Find flirty yet graceful women’s fashions perfect for both beachside living and city dwelling. Add an individualized statement to your wardrobe with a variety of unique finds. Plus, Envie carries designer duds for men, gifts and accessories.

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Parking at Pensacola Beach

In addition to Casino Beach Park, parking is available at Park East and West beaches, as well as several other lots scattered throughout the eight-mile stretch along Via De Luna Drive.