Johnson Beach is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Johnson Beach gets its name after Rosamond Johnson, a Pensacola native who was the first soldier from Escambia County, Florida, to die in the Korean War.
There are a variety of activities to indulge in at Johnson Beach, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether you're looking to kayak, swim, paddleboard, or relax on the sand, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Paddleboarding is my go-to summer activity. Not only is it fun, but it's also a great workout!
Enhanced Visitor Experience Coming Soon - Johnson Beach Road beyond the parking lot closed until March 2024.
Gulf Islands National Seashore is beginning a project to enhance the visitor experience and decrease habitat impacts in the Perdido Key Area. The project is scheduled from September through February. Click here to learn more.