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Oceanfront Hotels Near NAS Pensacola

Oceanfront Hotels Near NAS Pensacola

Hoping to stay oceanfront in Pensacola Beach for a great view of the Blue Angels air show? The Emerald Coast is home to plenty of beautiful places to stay, including […]

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Pensacola Beach in April – Spring Break Travel Guide

Pensacola Beach in April – Spring Break Travel Guide

Spring break season is in full swing in Pensacola Beach in April! Beachside businesses are booming, the weather is warming up, and the city brings back festivals, live music, and […]

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Pensacola Beach in March – Travel Guide & Things to Do

Pensacola Beach in March – Travel Guide & Things to Do

Marking the start of spring break season, Pensacola Beach in March brings warmer weather, sunny skies, and the resurgence of fun things to do like live music and festivals. Find […]

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Our 5 Favorite Pensacola Beach Family Resorts

Our 5 Favorite Pensacola Beach Family Resorts

Pensacola Beach is a beloved destination for families seeking a beach getaway. With white-sand beaches, clean water, and a wealth of family friendly activities, this enchanting coastal town is a […]

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Best Time to Go to Pensacola Beach, Florida

Best Time to Go to Pensacola Beach, Florida

It’s tough to land on the best time to go to Pensacola Beach – this stretch of some of the world’s most famous and beautiful beaches is alive with possibilities […]

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Pensacola Beach in February – Your Winter Vacation Guide

Pensacola Beach in February – Your Winter Vacation Guide

February is a great time to visit Pensacola Beach. Offering mild weather, fun local events, and waterfront accommodations with awesome indoor and outdoor amenities, this iconic beach town keeps the […]

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Birdwatching Bliss: Exploring Avian Wonders in Pensacola Beach

Birdwatching Bliss: Exploring Avian Wonders in Pensacola Beach

Birdwatching Bliss: Exploring Avian Wonders in Pensacola Beach Pensacola Beach isn't just a haven for beachgoers; it's also a paradise for birdwatching enthusiasts. With its diverse ecosystems and strategic location [...]

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Pensacola Ranks #2 in Best US Fishing Cities for 2024!

Pensacola Ranks #2 in Best US Fishing Cities for 2024!

Pensacola Beach Ranks #2 in FishingBooker's 12 Best US Fishing Cities for 2024! As the year draws to a close and the anticipation for angling adventures in the coming year [...]

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Ring in 2024 with these Pensacola Beach New Year’s Eve Events

Ring in 2024 with these Pensacola Beach New Year’s Eve Events

Visiting the coast for the new year? Pensacola Beach hosts plenty of New Year’s Eve events, from daytime celebrations for the kids to beachfront blowouts just for the adults. Whether […]

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Things to Do in Pensacola Beach for Families

Things to Do in Pensacola Beach for Families

Planning a family vacation to Pensacola Beach? This resort town offers an array of activities for families, from mini golf and ice cream to museums and nature walks, to make […]

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Christmas in Pensacola and Pensacola Beach 2023

Christmas in Pensacola and Pensacola Beach 2023

Spending Christmas in Pensacola and Pensacola Beach? This beach town loves Christmas, and they show it with parades, festivals, markets, and more. From surfing Santas to vintage markets, there is […]

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8 Things to Do in Pensacola Beach for Adults

8 Things to Do in Pensacola Beach for Adults

From iconic bars and restaurants to the Gulf Islands National Seashore and the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola Beach has plenty of things to do for adults […]

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Pensacola Beach in December

Pensacola Beach in December

With Pensacola Beach’s history as a popular summer vacation destination, you’d think this colorful beach town would close up in the winter months – but the fun doesn’t stop in […]

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Pensacola Beach Family Friendly Halloween Events

Pensacola Beach Family Friendly Halloween Events

Discover Spine-Tingling Fun: Halloween Events in Pensacola Beach 2023 Are you ready to experience Halloween in paradise? As the sun sets over the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, [...]

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Exploring the UFO History and Cosmic Fun of Pensacola Beach

Exploring the UFO History and Cosmic Fun of Pensacola Beach

Unveiling the UFO History of Pensacola Beach: A Journey Through Time While Pensacola Beach's reputation as a pristine coastal destination is well-known, there exists a hidden and enigmatic history – [...]

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12 Best Things to Do Near Pensacola Beach

12 Best Things to Do Near Pensacola Beach

From beautiful beaches and iconic bars to museums and nature preserves, there is no shortage of interesting things to do in Pensacola Beach. This resort town bordered by the Gulf […]

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5 Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Hotels within Walking Distance

5 Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Hotels within Walking Distance

Pensacola Beach is known for stunning beaches and boardwalks. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, romantic getaway, a girls’ trip, or a solo adventure, choosing the right hotel can make […]

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Gulf Breeze Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe Calf

Gulf Breeze Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe Calf

Gulf Breeze, Fla. (August 31, 2023) – The Gulf Breeze Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a baby reticulated giraffe. Staff were on hand monitoring as Kenya, a 14-year-old [...]

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Pensacola Beach Hotels with Lazy River

Pensacola Beach Hotels with Lazy River

Looking for a Pensacola Beach hotel with a lazy river? Two of the area’s premier hotels, Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach and the brand new Fairfield Inn Pensacola Beach, feature […]

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17 Best Places to Visit in Pensacola Beach, FL

17 Best Places to Visit in Pensacola Beach, FL

Looking for places to visit in Pensacola Beach? Pensacola Beach has something for you, whether you’re a history buff, animal lover, or just want a classic Pensacola Beach experience. Read […]

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12 Pensacola Beach Things to Do on a Rainy Day

12 Pensacola Beach Things to Do on a Rainy Day

Pensacola Beach is known for their beautiful beaches, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do when the rain keeps you inside – there are plenty of things to do […]

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Pensacola Beach Hotels with Balconies

Pensacola Beach Hotels with Balconies

Looking for Pensacola Beach hotels with balconies? Let’s explore some of Pensacola Beach’s best waterfront hotels with balconies, with top-rated amenities and unique experiences to complement the breathtaking views!    […]

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9 Places to See Live Music in Pensacola Beach

9 Places to See Live Music in Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is a lively coastal destination that offers a delightful atmosphere celebrating fun, good music, and delicious food. Vacationers wondering where to see live music in Pensacola Beach are […]

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How are the Beaches in Pensacola, FL?

How are the Beaches in Pensacola, FL?

If you find yourself wondering, “How are the beaches in Pensacola, FL?” prepare to discover a coastal haven along the Gulf of Mexico with pristine white sand beaches and beautiful […]

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Experience the Beauty of Pensacola Beach with Condor Sailing Adventures

Experience the Beauty of Pensacola Beach with Condor Sailing Adventures

Condor Sailing Adventures is one of the premier sailing tour companies in Pensacola Beach. They offer a wide range of sailing tours that cater to both novice and experienced sailors, [...]

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New Rhino Encounter Opens at Gulf Breeze Zoo

New Rhino Encounter Opens at Gulf Breeze Zoo

New Rhino Encounter Opens at Gulf Breeze Zoo Gulf Breeze, Fla. (May 4, 2023) – The Gulf Breeze Zoo is celebrating Cinco de Rhino with a new Indian Rhino Encounter. [...]

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Stay at these Pensacola Hotels on the Beach

Stay at these Pensacola Hotels on the Beach

There is no shortage of hotels on the beach in Pensacola – also known as The Emerald Coast – thanks to its famous sugar white sand and emerald green water. […]

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Sea Turtles of Pensacola Beach, FL

Sea Turtles of Pensacola Beach, FL

Pensacola Beach Sea Turtles: Pensacola Beach, Fl is known for its beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s also known for the sea [...]

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Pensacola Beach, Fl: May Fishing Report 2023

Pensacola Beach, Fl: May Fishing Report 2023

Pensacola Beach, Fl May Fishing Report May is an excellent time for fishing in Pensacola Beach, FL, as the weather is warm and the fish are plentiful! The water temperature [...]

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4 Reasons to Stay at Pet-Friendly Pensacola Beach Hotels

4 Reasons to Stay at Pet-Friendly Pensacola Beach Hotels

Don’t settle on pet-friendly Pensacola Beach hotels that offer only the bare minimum of amenities and services. Any pet-friendly Pensacola Beach hotel should offer special amenities for guests like free [...]

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The BEST Hotels with Indoor Pools in Pensacola Beach, FL

The BEST Hotels with Indoor Pools in Pensacola Beach, FL

Rain or shine, hot or cold, Pensacola Beach vacationers should get to enjoy the beach life no matter the time of year. These hotels with indoor pools in Pensacola Beach, [...]

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Romantic Things to Do in Pensacola Beach

Romantic Things to Do in Pensacola Beach

Top Ways to Celebrate Love in Pensacola Beach Whether you are visiting or a local, Pensacola Beach is a lover’s paradise. Pensacola Beach has plenty to offer for a romantic [...]

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The Dynamic Duo: Julian And Kim MacQueen

The Dynamic Duo: Julian And Kim MacQueen

This article is brought you by Scenic 98 Coastal, subscribe to their free weekly newsletter for more great articles every Wednesday morning! Julian MacQueen has been wildly successful in the hotel business with [...]

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Blue Angels Fall 2022 Homecoming Show

Blue Angels Fall 2022 Homecoming Show

Fall 2022 Blue Angels Homecoming Show NAS Pensacola is pleased to announce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 11-12, 2022, with the theme of "100 Years [...]

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Fall 2022 Fishing Report

Fall 2022 Fishing Report

The Amberjack’s legendary strength and fighting spirit should put it on the top of your catch list this summer! 

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Meet the Jellyfish of Pensacola Beach

Meet the Jellyfish of Pensacola Beach

Curious about what the wide variety of blobs in Pensacola Beach are? If you are like us and have noticed quite a few jellyfish hanging around the shores lately then [...]

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Shelling on Pensacola Beach

Shelling on Pensacola Beach

It’s hard not to love shelling. Whether you're 3 or 93 something about scooping treasures out of the sand is universally appealing. Of course, it also helps that it’s free! [...]

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The City of Five Flags

The City of Five Flags

With its sparkling green waters, sugar-white sand, and dolphin spotted coast it’s unsurprising that Pensacola Beach is a highly coveted destination. This isn’t a new phenomenon, over the course of [...]

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4 Brunches to Try on Pensacola Beach Now!

4 Brunches to Try on Pensacola Beach Now!

If you’re looking for some brunch recommendations have we got them! There are so many places to enjoy brunch on the beach, here are our favorites.

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Pause for Clean Puppy Paws

Pause for Clean Puppy Paws

Whether embarking on your maiden voyage to Pensacola Beach or a lifelong local, you’ve probably come to know that our charming island is quite pet inclusive.

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JUSTIN SAXTON

JUSTIN SAXTON

Justin Saxton’s Pensacola Beach story begins over 30 years ago in the mid ‘80s when he and his mom moved here from the Midwest. He was born Justin Shafer in Moline, IL in 1980—Shafer being his biological father’s last name. The early ‘80s in the Midwest were brutally cold and sent many families south in search of warmer weather, beautiful beaches, and the promise of new opportunities.

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CHAPPIE JAMES

CHAPPIE JAMES

On a warm summer day in 1975, Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr. stood at attention on the parade grounds at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado and suddenly felt an added weight on his shoulders. A polished metal-clad star gleamed in the sunlight — a brand new fourth star pinned on his shoulders, marking an extraordinary point in time for a man and all of America.

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BASIL KULOBA

BASIL KULOBA

Basil Kuloba, the founder of local Pensacola startup INERTIA Education Services, has ignited a passion for science in hundreds of Pensacola-area students. He explains in a Q&A how entrepreneurship in education is fueling his company’s drive to provide better education to all.

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A Dog’s Life…Sand Island

A Dog’s Life…Sand Island

Looking west, across the Pensacola Pass sits a submerged war fort that has since transformed into a chain of sandy islands.

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry…with Fido by your side!

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry…with Fido by your side!

Whether embarking on your maiden voyage to Pensacola Beach or a lifelong local, you’ve probably come to know that our charming island is quite pet inclusive.

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Day Tripping at Park West

Day Tripping at Park West

Located just past the last row of Gulf front condos (Parking Lot 21.5) and less than a mile from the entrance of Ft. Pickens, you’ll find Park West

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Island Style Pet Boarding

Island Style Pet Boarding

Traveling with our furry companions can pose some difficult decisions on whether to bring them along, board them, or leave them behind with a pet sitter.

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Exploring the San Pablo

Exploring the San Pablo

Find out how this one-time banana delivery boat made Pensacola Beach its final resting place.

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How to Get SCUBA Certified

How to Get SCUBA Certified

Have you ever wondered what type of amazing adventures were waiting for you just beneath the surface of the Gulf Coast waters?

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Dive into History, by Snorkeling the USS Massachusetts

Dive into History, by Snorkeling the USS Massachusetts

First commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1896 the USS Massachusetts was an American battleship designed for coastal defense

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Casino Beach’s New Aquatic Attraction

Casino Beach’s New Aquatic Attraction

Looking for the opportunity to get outdoors for some adventure and to experience the Gulf Coast marine life in person?

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Smooth Water SUP’ing in PCola

Smooth Water SUP’ing in PCola

Are you looking for an exciting way to get outdoors, get some exercise, and experience all the amazing scenery that the Gulf Coast is known for?

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Get Into Shape 4-Shore

Get Into Shape 4-Shore

Are you a Panhandle local on the hunt for a new and invigorating workout that gets you out of your mundane gym routine?

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Island Style Fitness Trifecta

Island Style Fitness Trifecta

Start with a run, hop on the bike and finish with a swim – – the best way to exercise your way around the island awaits.

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Evening Wind Down, Yoga Time

Evening Wind Down, Yoga Time

Catch one of our famous sunsets while practicing your downward dog in the sand.

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The Season of the Ling

The Season of the Ling

Avid anglers know that spring season is the prime time for Pensacola Beach Fishing, especially for Cobia (also known as Ling or Lemon Fish)

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Pound for Pound “Champ” of the Gulf

Pound for Pound “Champ” of the Gulf

The Amberjack’s legendary strength and fighting spirit should put it on the top of your catch list this summer! 

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Pompano in the Surf

Pompano in the Surf

Surf fishing for pompano on Pensacola Beach is easily accessible, affordable, and fun for all ages.

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Reds on Fly

Reds on Fly

Looking for a zen fishing expedition? Try your hand at reds on fly.

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JOE PATTI’S

JOE PATTI’S

When Giuseppe “Joe” Patti began selling seafood out of the backdoor of his home in the summer of 1931, Pensacola was a fishing capital along the Gulf Coast of the United States, attracting thousands of immigrants from across the world to fish in the largely untapped waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Like many that had just arrived in Pensacola during the early years of the 20th century, Patti was an eager new resident ready to build his love of fishing into the American dream.

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The World Champ Surfs the Pier

The World Champ Surfs the Pier

A Floridian through and through, Justin Quintal is arguably the best competitive long boarder in the World.

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Alex Dantin is a Salty Human

Alex Dantin is a Salty Human

From chasing perfect waves around the Panhandle to sharing his beloved Pensacola Beach via his adventure boat charters, Alex Dantin is a local’s local.

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Just Pass’in Through

Just Pass’in Through

A once legendary left is now replaced with a barreling a-frame.

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Toes on the Nose at The Cross

Toes on the Nose at The Cross

Want to surf the best longboard wave in Pensacola Beach? Find out why the Cross is the spot.

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