Where is the entrance to NAS Pensacola? What are the base hours?
Public access to NAS Pensacola will be available from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. through the West Gate only on Blue Angel Parkway. All U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals eighteen and older must have a REAL ID or passport.
What IDs and Documentation are required for access?
The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Navy require any identification card used for base access to be compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005. Real ID-compliant identification cards are marked by a star on the upper right side of the card. If you do not have a REAL ID-compliant identification, you present an original or certified true copy of a birth certificate bearing a raised seal, social security card, and driver’s license issued by a state, territory, possession or District of Columbia that is not REAL ID-compliant. All three documents must bear the same name, or a former name as documented on acceptable name change documentation such as a court order, marriage certificate or divorce decree.
I’m a Foreign National. Can I get on the base?
Foreign Nationals are authorized access but must be escorted by a U.S. citizen. The U.S. citizen will have a background check conducted upon arrival. Foreign National visitors who have not been processed through the Foreign Visits System Confirmation Module (FVSCM) must be in possession and present a permanent Resident Card, Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form 1-551) or a foreign passport which contains a temporary 1-551 stamp or a temporary 1-551 printed notification on a Machine-Readable Immigrant Visa (MRIV).
What items are restricted during public access?
- No weapons (firearms/knives) allowed (to include Concealed Weapon Permit holders)
- No backpacks/coolers allowed (diaper bags or medically required bags are acceptable and subject to search)
- No alcoholic beverages allowedo No drones allowed (countermeasures will be taken)
- Persons with felony convictions are not authorized base accesso
- No visitors with boats and boat trailers
- All vehicles and personnel are subject to security searches and background checks
I’d like to play golf at the A.C. Read Golf Course, how do I do that?
Simply call and make a tee time over the phone. Regarding base access, you must enter through the Front Gate of NAS Pensacola and go to the Visitor Information Center with either a Real ID or a Passport. The base recommends arriving 1-1 ½ hours prior to your tee time to accommodate the background check process. You will only have access to the golf course. If you wish to visit the other base attractions, you must exit out of the front gate, and re-enter through the back gate of NAS.