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Enjoy A Florida Beach Vacation at World-Famous Beaches

Are you ready for a Florida beach vacation? You simply can't go wrong when it comes to choosing the perfect beach in the Pensacola Bay Area as your vacation destination. Our visitors find some of the most pristine beaches in the world along the barrier islands that are home to Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. In fact, these beaches have been ranked among the best in the country by the likes of USA Today, TripAdvisor, Dr. Beach and the Travel Channel.

Pensacola, Pensacola Beach & Perdido Key

Pensacola Beach

This narrow strip of sugar-white sand features two totally different waterfront experiences, as well as several historical and natural sites that have been preserved for hundreds of years. With only one highway and plenty of sidewalks in between the two shores, you can easily enjoy the Gulf side or opt for the serenity of the sound side. Public beaches with amenities are abundant, as well as attractions, shopping, dining opportunities, and the chance to explore preserved coastal territory.

The Pensacola Beach boardwalk is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars that back right up to the Santa Rosa Sound. Gentle waves, shallow, clear waters, and that famous white sand make this the ideal location for families. Bring your chairs, toys, and floats for a laid-back beach day on the northern shores of Pensacola Beach.

Perdido Key

Spanish for "lost island," Perdido Key holds true to its roots as it remains a Southern sanctuary for people and wildlife of all kinds. Stretching along the far western shores of Florida, and the far eastern shores of Alabama, Perdido Key has a unique advantage as the perfect island destination. Butting up to the Gulf of Mexico on one side and a web of wetlands, estuaries, and wildlife on the other, it seamlessly combines natural beauty, coastal living, and southern charm.  

Perdido Key is home to several world-renowned parks such as Johnson Beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore, Perdido Key State Park, and Big Lagoon State Park. They each have their own distinctions and play a role in the coastal ecosystem that has been around for hundreds of years.

Public beaches with amenities, shops, attractions, and restaurants are available along the barrier island.

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key both are home to Florida’s Gulf Islands National Seashore, the longest stretch of federally protected seashore in the United States. In 2015, the Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS) won the USA Today readers’ choice distinction of “Florida’s Best Beach.” In 2016, USA Today named Pensacola Beach the “Best East Coast Beach” and ranked GINS No. 2 in USA Today’s “10 Best Naturally Preserved Shorelines.” In addition, Johnson Beach on Perdido Key, also part of the national seashore, was ranked the “No. 2 National Park in the U.S.” The secluded and protected seashore is a perfect escape for fishing, surfing, snorkeling, collecting seashells or just taking it easy.

So make a plan today to experience the beauty and fun of Pensacola’s beaches for yourself.

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