Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is not only a hotspot for tourists but also for the many people who choose to make it their home. It is famous for its sugar-white sand, made up of almost pure quartz, and its turquoise blue water. Escape from the stresses of life and spend a relaxing day at the beach soaking up the sun and sipping on your favorite drink.


Pensacola beach offers personal watercraft, parasailing, sail-boarding, boat rentals, and a marina for charter fishing. Be sure to take a ride on Pensacola Beach’s new Ferris wheel, which features fully enclosed, air-conditioned gondolas that provide a panoramic view of the city from 200 feet above ground.

Pensacola Beach also offers a variety of fine shops, restaurants, and hotels. The Soundside Portofino Boardwalk complex is home to Surf Burger, Hemmingway’s Island Grill, Hooters, Castaways, Flounder’s Chowder House, and more. There are also a number of beach shops, boutiques, and nightclubs. Luxury hotels on the beach include The Hilton and Margaritaville.


Pensacola beach is best known for its annual Blue Angels Air Show in July. These highly skilled pilots perform approximately 30 maneuvers right over the beach. The event is free of charge.

Events for the Fiesta of Five Flags, Pensacola’s celebration of its founding in 1559, occur year round.

Pensacola is known for its spectacular Mardi Gras parades.

Bands on the Beach is a free concert series at the Gulfside Pavilion happening every Tuesday night from spring to fall. It includes music by regional artists performing a variety of styles.


Pensacola Beach is perfect for those who enjoy a peaceful life of relaxation and also those who prefer to stay active, enjoying the many waterfront activities, restaurants, and events of Pensacola. See for yourself. Make Pensacola Beach your home.


Average January Low:  41.4°F

Average July High:  89.9°F

Average temperature: 69.4° F

Average annual precipitation:  62.2 in.

Colleges and Universities Near Pensacola Beach

Pensacola State College (13 mi.)

Troy University Pensacola (13.3 mi.)

University of West Florida (18.4 mi.)


Baptist Hospital (10.8 mi.)

Sacred Heart Hospital (12.2 mi.)

West Florida Hospital (16.4 mi.)

Santa Rosa Medical Center (27.8 mi.)