Welcome to Pensacola Beach and Santa Rosa Island, a place that you, your family and friends can experience all the Florida Gulf Coast has to offer. Pensacola Beach is world famous for its sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-green waters. In fact, Pensacola Beach was recently selected as one of TripAdvisor's Top 25 Beaches in the U.S., and our bordering neighbor to the east and west, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, was selected as the #3 beach in the U.S. and ranked in the top 25 worldwide. Both beaches are winners of TripAdvisor's 2013 Traveler's Choice Awards.
On Pensacola Beach, we're proud to offer endless opportunities for fun and relaxation. Enjoy our fresh gulf seafood or a Bushwacker at our many restaurants and hangouts, take a walk or catch a fish on the Pensacola Beach Pier, or simply relax in the sun and watch your worries float away.
Be sure to check out our Footprints in the Sand Eco-Trail where you can learn the secrets of our beautiful white sand, the dangerous journey of sea turtles, be able to identify mysterious sea shells and so much more. Click the tab above for more information.
Whether your wish is for solitude – a solitary, sunset scroll down a swath of nearly deserted beach – or for being part of the ongoing celebration that defines the season on Pensacola Beach, we have something for every mood and feeling.
Thanks for visiting us. We'll see you back real soon.
Paolo Ghio, Executive Director
Santa Rosa Island Authority