Pensacola Beach is the hub of Santa Rosa Island, one of the longest barrier islands in the world.
The Gulf Islands National Seashore covers much of the island, keeping beaches accessible to the public and preserving the area's environment and history.
Restaurants, shops and entertainment abound on Pensacola Beach. To get a different view of the shore, stroll the Pensacola Beach Pier, or try one of our many watersports. From parasailing and sailing to deep sea fishing and surfing, you'll never run out of fun things to do at Pensacola Beach. The calendar is filled with special events and public pavilions provide free jazz, blues, rock and country music several nights a week during warm weather.
For more details, please call the Pensacola Beach Visitor Information Center, 800-635-4803 or 850-932-1500.
Beaches on Santa Rosa Island (Santa Rosa Island Authority)
- Casino Beach - Located in the heart of Pensacola Beach and named for the old casino building that held dances and special events, Casino Beach lies beneath the famous beach ball water tank and is home to Gulfside Pavilion, the venue for many free concerts.
- Gulf Islands National Seashore - Visit the Seashore! Stroll, bike, hike, surf, or enjoy solitude.
- Langdon Beach - Part of Gulf Islands National Seashore, Langdon Beach is located west of Pensacola Beach.
- Opal Beach - Part of Gulf Islands National Seashore, Opal Beach is approximately three miles east of Pensacola Beach.
- Quietwater Beach - To your left past the tollbooth, Quietwater is aptly named and lines Santa Rosa Sound. It's safe and shallow for little ones.