In a coastal city, it’s important to remember a few things when making your way around. During peak season, it’s important to leave early and allow adequate time to get to your destination. Be cautious of pedestrians and marine life that may be crossing roads such as sea turtles and birds.
When parking on Pensacola Beach, there are several public access lots. Casino Beach is the main beach and will be the first parking lot in view. It has one entry and one exit so be alert and watch for signs.
Perdido Key has three Public Beach Access Points of which all are numbered. Perdido Key State Park is open 8 a.m. – sunset and is $3 per car per day.
The Gulf Islands National Seashore is located both on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. It is $20 per carload, and the pass is good for seven days. The National Seashore is home to diverse wildlife, hiking trails, forts, paddle launches and so much more. When parking along any of the beaches be cautious of sand. Many cars sink when directly in contact off of the pavement.
Dogs are welcome at designated dog beaches only. You’ll find two dog beaches on Pensacola Beach for dogs on leashes and their owners. As always, please be courteous and remove pet waste.
Remember the motto, "Leave Only Your Footprints Behind." If you follow that advice, you will help to preserve the natural beauty of the beaches and help to ensure all residents and guests can have an enjoyable experience.