Hi, Let me start by saying I'm not asking about Pensacola Beach in relation to the oil spill. However, I'm so saddened about this disaster and the way it's affecting LA, AL, and FL and I hope these areas will not be completely devastated by this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected.
Here's what I want to know. When I was a kid (20+ years or more--wow , it hurts to say that!), my family frequently vacationed at PB and rented a house on the "sound" side (or bay side, I guess?). I know that house is gone now due to hurricanes. I just wonder what PB is like now that it's been rebuilt. Are there high rise condos everywhere and is the beach overly crowded in the summer? Are there lots of great restaurants around? What about seafood markets so you can get the food to cook yourself or maybe have them steam it for you?
For the past several years, we've gone to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach in the summer. We tend to rent condos in low-rise units or houses so that we have more space on the beach. Are there areas like this on PB and if so, tell me where to look, please. I feel such nostalgia for the area but don't really know what to look for as far asbeach rentals go, since I haven't been there in so long.
I remember we liked being on the sound/bay side b/c it was calm and easy to swim in. Any recommendations for this area? Has PB become as crowded as the Gulf Shores area? Thanks for any information!