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The Beach

Nice, long clean beach with life guards. Lots of good restaurants nearby. Perfect for yoga... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Saffle, Sweden
Literally, the most beautiful beach in the world!

The water is crystal clear, the sand is powdery white and soft, and the shells and sand dollars are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Located on Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola Beach is a popular spot for family vacations.
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“clear water” (73 reviews)
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Pensacola Beach, FL
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice, long clean beach with life guards. Lots of good restaurants nearby. Perfect for yoga, jogging or relaxing.

Thank 12JeanetteH
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water is crystal clear, the sand is powdery white and soft, and the shells and sand dollars are abundant. After searching numerous states in the US and tropical locations, we have finally found the beach that suits are needs the best. Loved it, loved...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the premiere white sand beaches anywhere in the world. We have been visiting this beach for many, many years and it is still just as pretty and inviting as ever.

Thank Randy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whites sands are just amazing and the water is always warm enough to at least get your toes in - even in November!!

Thank Cyndie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is still not overcrowded and allows you to enjoy the warm, clear Gulf waters. Most accommodations stay updated and fresh, since hurricanes force rebuilding every couple decades.

Thank WinslowCorner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down, Pensacola’s Emerald Coast is one of my favorites. I’ve seen beaches from Panama to Spain but I am not sure that any compare with these right in Pensacola. It’s a hidden gem. I love that it doesn’t have the commercialization that other cities...More

Thank SingingGal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach! The sand is amazing and the views are beautiful. Surrounding hotels, places to eat and shop all looked very nice and clean. I've been to Texas Gulf Coast and Myrtle Beach in SC and this beach really outshines those.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to Pensacola Beach this summer, and I was a huge fan. Very peaceful, clear water, and lots of restaurants close by.

Thank ErinLynne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We take an annual girls trip at the end of every summer. Some are crossfitters, some are not. There are lots of different activities to please everyone. The beaches are clean, family friendly. We always have the best time and look forward to going back.

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shhh. Don't tell anyone. Pensacola Beach is amazing! It's not your typical "tourist trap" beach destination. Of course, it gets busy on the away-from-work holidays, but Pensacola Beach is a quiet, family-friendly place to visit. These are among the most beautiful beaches in the world!...More

Thank K J
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7 January 2018|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Might suggest you take Rte 98 east out of Pensacola Beach toward Navarre. There are a great many open beach areas on the Gulf side along that road. Not certain, however, if open fires are permitted — you would have to... More
28 December 2017|
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Response from zinia99 |
Thank you all! We ended up going there for 2 nights. It was a dreary day on 28 th but beautiful on 29 th and 30th, of course, too cold to swim. All beach activities are closed and it’s dark by 5.30 pm though so it’s not so... More
1 November 2017|
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Response from lvsutton | Reviewed this property |
Yes the water is cold then but can still have nice time at beach. Too cold to get in water.