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Pensacola, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2019) – TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced today that Pensacola Beach is among its list of top US beaches. Ringing in at number five, Pensacola Beach is known for its sugar-white sand, emerald green water and wealth of year-round activities. Of the 25 best beaches in the U.S., 40 percent are in Florida and four are in northwest Florida.
“What an honor for our destination and our entire region. This accolade shines a national spotlight on the gem that exists in our very own community and both our visitors and our locals have made it clear with their overwhelming response to reviews," President of Visit Pensacola Steve Hayes said. “Winning this award illuminates the unique experience that is Pensacola and all of the pristine areas and activities America’s first settlement has to offer.”
Award winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over 12 months.
One recent TripAdvisor review noted, “Sand that looks and feels like sugar, gorgeous turquoise water, wide expanses of beach. You won't find a better beach anywhere in the world.”
Sought after for its pristine beauty, Pensacola Beach and the Gulf Islands National Seashore are much more than talcum sand and emerald water. Here, adventure meets relaxation. Fresh seafood is woven into every dish both elaborate and not. Shopping is as simple as a walk away and activities are always on the schedule.
To learn more about Pensacola Beach and the rest of the Pensacola Bay Area, visit visitpensacola.com.
About Visit Pensacola
Visit Pensacola is the destination management organization for Escambia County which includes Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. With over 450 years of rich history and 18 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordered by the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visitors from all over the world are lured to our pristine shores every year. Visit Pensacola supports the community vision of tourism by serving as the central body responsible for building tourism as an economic engine for our community through leadership, connection, collaboration and communication.