Pensacola Beach, Florida refers to the popular vacation communities of Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key, located on Florida’s famous Santa Rosa Island. Showcasing miles of the nation’s whitest sand – the Pensacola Beach area is famous for its legendary Blue Angels shows, first-class accommodations, fabulous year-round climate and popular waterside attractions. Known as “P-Cola”, Pensacola Beach area visitors will not want to miss visiting Portofino Boardwalk’s collection of bars and restaurants, the longest pier on the Gulf Coast and Pensacola Beach’s famous protected seashore - Gulf Islands National Seashore. Famous as an adventurists’ diving paradise – Pensacola Beach is home of the world’s largest artificial reef – boasting more than one-hundred sunken vessels, as described by ScubaDiving.com. Impressively acclaimed as 2014’s “Top 25 Beaches in the United States” by TripAvisor.com, one of the 2011 “15 Best Secret Beaches” by The Associated Press and 2009’s top “Favorite Family-Friendly Destination” by Trip Advisor - visit Pensacola Beach with our Great Southern Destinations vacation deals.
If you're looking for some great Florida beaches but aren't necessarily interested in a mega-resort or theme park atmosphere, Pensacola might just be the place for your perfect weekend. Home to Gulf Islands National Seashore, the city offers some of the best fishing and boating in the area. Inland, canoeing enthusiasts won't want to miss the beauty of the Blackwater River. Closer to town, the city has a proud military heritage, which can be seen at attractions like the National Museum of Naval Aviation and the Pensacola Naval Air Station.