The beaches are beautiful. If you go east out of Pensacola the beaches are a great place to see the sunset without a bunch of buildings in the view.
One afternoon we drove the stretch from Pensacola Beach to Navarre, stopping at one of the parking lots and going out to the AMAZING white sand beach. It was cloudy day but still T-shirt weather, at least to us northerners! We had the entire beach to ourselves. It was so relaxing just to wade in the waves, sit in the... More
I used to live in Navarre, which is about 30 minutes east of Pensacola Beach. I did work on the beach over several weekends to help clean up our beautiful white sands. The serenity is so relaxing and calming. The water can be extremely calm and tranquil, allowing kayakers to enjoy the ocean. I have seen tons of dolphins, especially... More
We rented a Harley and rode up to Pensacola from Panama City Beach, to ride the Gulf Shores National Sea Shore, well it was defiantly worth the drive! If you are looking for high rise condos and beach bars, this is not for you, but.... If you are looking for sparkling water, sugar sand beaches and yes, sea life ,... More
During a trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, my husband and I drove the short distance to a section of GINS off highway 182. Absolutely beautiful for its beaches and water. But what I truly appreciated was the cleanliness of the beach. No alcohol, no pets, no driving on the beach. We did not see trash or junky vehicles, or smelly... More
Loved the wildlife and the lack of people. There were others there but not like the public beaches in the area. Jellies came in and scared us out of the water some but it was worth it to see them in their natural environment.
We have always passed up the Pensacola area for Destin and Panama City, but now that we've seen how beautiful it is, it's definitely our top gulf beach choice. 10 miles of nothing but pristine beach--no hotels, condos or other retail obstructions will block your view. And during off-season it's likely you'll get a stretch all to yourself. The best... More
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