Discover the Florida Gulf Coast in one of our Pensacola Beach vacation rentals, where the sand and sun combine to create a unique and relaxing island experience! The community mixes modern high-rises with white sand dunes to provide a haven for sunbathers, whale watchers, and deep-sea fishermen alike. Whether you're learning about dolphins and sharks on the Footprints in the Sand Echo Trail, riding jetskis with Radical Rides, or simply beachcombing with the kids, this friendly community is perfect for your next getaway to the Sunshine State!
Where is Pensacola Beach, Florida?
Pensacola Beach vacation rentals are located on a barrier island community on Santa Rosa Island, just south of this historic city of Pensacola. The community is surrounded by the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, best seen from the Pensacola Beach Pier, one of the longest in the Gulf at 1,471 feet. Florida vacationers can visit the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the nation’s longest stretch of protected seashore, by bicycle, kayak, or foot, and discover the endless family-friendly events and nighttime activities.
Water-Based Fun in Pensacola Beach
Visitors love sailing in the emerald waters of the Gulf, catching fish for dinner while out on the waves. The water is warm and clear, wonderful for swimming, snorkeling, and diving in. Try stand up paddle boarding, or for a real adventure, go parasailing! When you're worn out, lie down on a towel on the beach and work on your tan for a while while readying a good book.
Pensacola Beach Attractions
Footprints lead to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, a casual place to shop, eat fresh seafood, and swim. The Shell amphitheater hosts concerts and events, or is an ideal place to watch the sunset. Nearby Quietwater Beach offers calm, shallow waters for families. Visit the unique UFO-shaped Futuro home or Dome of A Home for the beach's most unique architecture, or plan a dolphin-watching cruise with Jolly Sailing. When you feel like a little pampering, protect your sunkissed skin with a treatment at Fusion Spa Salon, then sip the perfect margarita at Bamboo Willie’s. If you need some presents for the folks back home, try the charming souvenir shops in nearby Navarre.
Nightlife in Pensacola Beach
There are plentiful bars and lounges, offering a wide variety of places in which to enjoy a night out. Visit Bamboo Willie's for great drinks and live misoc. The Sandshaker Lounge is beloved by locals - if you're interested in a dive bar that was the original home of the Bushwacker (a sweet, strong cocktail), you'll definitely want to check it out. If you can't tear yourself away from the beach, head to LandShark Landing for an open-air restaurant with phenomenal food and drink.
No matter where you choose to explore, our Pensacola Beach vacation homes offer the fun and excitement of Florida with a delightfully laid-back island atmosphere!
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