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The Emerald Coast is just gorgeous. Love the current 70's weather for beach combing, no crowds and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pamela G
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
via mobile
Best beaches are in this area

Any beach in the Panhandle can rightfully be claimed as beautiful. This particular one is lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Daphne, Alabama
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Pensacola Beach is the main attraction on this island.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pensacola beach” (22 reviews)
“white sand” (10 reviews)
Pensacola, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Emerald Coast is just gorgeous. Love the current 70's weather for beach combing, no crowds and lack of screaming children. The water is so clear and blue you can watch the sand move, stingrays swim gracefully by and find lots of shells.

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Any beach in the Panhandle can rightfully be claimed as beautiful. This particular one is lovely, but it's also peaceful and (at times) quiet. When we can slip away and are in the area, we love to drive down to the beach and just take...More

1  Thank Ramblingman163
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The island authority made a big mistake placing a dog park in the middle of a large residential beach access Mothers don't want their children digging in urine saturated sand or being in an area where dogs are illegally off leash and running wild with...More

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is the most beautiful beach anywhere. Gorgeous. This was pure heaven for me. This would be great for families. I could spend weeks here. No where else compares.

1  Thank elliesmamaw
Reviewed 30 September 2017

When you come to Pensacola and want a nice beach that's not too crowded, Santa Rosa provides that. It's not always the case, but in large part, it's beautiful, relaxing, and hard to go wrong

Thank tkanjas
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great place to visit, hang out, vacation. Plenty to do, whether you are looking for tourist activities, bars, restaurants, or solitude on a beautiful beach. The whole family loves this place.

Thank Roadhore
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is one of the prettier areas down in the Pensacola area. It has great views, great people and a down-home feel.

Thank dustyjazz0609
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This trip we had one evening that was so nice at the beach, beautiful white sand, low tide and warm waters. The next day there had been storms in the area, stronger tides and a lot of seaweed. We just moved up to Pensacola Beach...More

Thank dlb163
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The island authority in its incompetence made the mistake of dedicating parts of the beach to becoming a dog park but failed to enforce the rules. This mistake has created a section of the beach ( across from 400-500 residences) That is unusable and dangerous...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

By favorite beach. My honey and I always make time to have all day dates here. We bring friends and family who visit (He is stationed in Pensacola due to military). It has stunning clear water, little sand crabs roaming around, pelicans flying low, pure...More

1  Thank Chelsea B
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Tops Hamburgers of Navarre
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Nearby Attractions
Navarre Beach
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Lana G
22 July 2017|
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Response from ThomasM1 | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of hotels at each end of the Island. There are a few at Navarre Beach, including one new one, Springhill Suites. There are quite a few hotel options on the other end of the Island at Pensacola Beach.
Kerry J
10 May 2017|
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Response from Sarah W | Reviewed this property |
They do not. This is a federal reserve. You are on your own here.
Tracy S
18 April 2016|
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Response from JiamesB | Reviewed this property |
This should be no problem, and with Labor Day being gone the prices drop drastically. Goggle rental agents in Escambia County Florida. There will be many listed that can handle what you are looking for to rent. Pensacola... More