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So beautiful

We visited both the bayside & the Gulf side. So relaxing and so beautiful. The bayside was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
septembergirl54
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Sayre, Pennsylvania
Sugar sand beaches

Pensacola beach is as beautiful as it has been since I was kid. There is nothing quite like its... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lee H
via mobile
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Located on Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola Beach is a popular spot for family vacations.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“white sand” (278 reviews)
“clear water” (72 reviews)
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Pensacola Beach, FL
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited both the bayside & the Gulf side. So relaxing and so beautiful. The bayside was very family friendly and the views are spectacular, but the Gulf side has such beautiful sand and water. If you don't mind large crowds or searching for parking,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pensacola beach is as beautiful as it has been since I was kid. There is nothing quite like its sugar sand beaches!

Thank Lee H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pensacola Beach is known for it's beautiful white sand. The sand is 90% quartz. The sand actually squeaks when you slide your feet. We have traveled the world and found no prettier beach than Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach is a community. It is not full...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful white like sugar sandy beach had a wonderful time took our gbabies they loved it they had never seen the ocean before would definitely come again

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bring an umbrella, some chairs and a coolers. Relax and enjoy the white sand. If you dont want to pack a cooler, there are plenty of local bars and restaurants as you enter the beach area. Just know the further you drive down the beach...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Most Pristine White Beaches on the panhandle. Clear Water and Extra Clean Beaches. Our Choice of Beach for a getaway!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a blast with our girls! We went parasailing and ate at all the amazing places it has to offer! Love some peg leg Pete’s!

Thank Shelly J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Pensacola Beach has the white sand and beautiful water I have come to love of the area. I will definitely be going back again this year.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pensacola gets better and better! I love it!! It’s thriving with trendy venues on the non beach side. Safe. Friendly. Sunny. Clean. Pensacola! ❤️

Thank MechanicA H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pensacola beach is great for all ages. There are amazing restaurants, hotels, and tons of fun stuff to do.

Thank Ryan G
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Gpig54
18 June 2018|
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Response from tdumdei | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about December, but we were just there and it is horribly crowded (traffic wise). However, the beaches are really long. We saw several places that weren’t crowded.
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MsFebruari
12 June 2018|
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Response from lmchilds26 | Reviewed this property |
August is one of our hottest months. I would recommend towards the end of Sept. It is hurricane season and this is the peak time for this area. Pensacola’s airport is convenient and about 15 minutes from beach. The Hilton on... More
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Gerardo B
11 June 2018|
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Response from tammyprince2018 | Reviewed this property |
There’s no opening nor closing times for the beach except for the state park beaches (ex. Ft. Pickens) that open at sunrise & close at sunset. If you like/love to fish, the Pensacola Beach Pier is open all night :)
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