Things To Know

Things You Should Know

Our little slice of paradise transforms with each changing season. And variety is the spice of life, so that’s exactly what you’ll find any time you visit Pensacola Beach. We want you to get the most out of your stay, so we’ve compiled some useful tips to help ensure you do.

If you’re driving to Pensacola Beach you’re among the majority of visitors who cruise the Southeast’s major corridors to reach us. A roadtrip to Pensacola makes for a scenic and educational experience for the entire family, so be sure to enjoy the journey.

Some well-known landmarks to see along the way include the George C. Wallace Tunnel in Mobile, the Civil Rights Memorial and Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, and Florida Caverns State Park to name a few. In addition to plentiful rest stops off the interstates there are a handful of state parks including Ponce de Leon Spring where you can picnic or even take a refreshing dip in the cool, calm springhead.

City Drive Time
Mobile 1hr
Fort Walton Beach 1hr 2min
New Orleans 3hr 12min
Birmingham 3hr 52min
Baton Rouge 3hr 56min
City Drive Time
Jackson 4hr 23min
Atlanta 4hr 52min
Nashville 6hr 31min
Louisville 9hr 12min
Dallas 9hr 56min
City Drive Time
Fort Worth 10hr 25min
Indianapolis 10hr 48min
Columbus 12hr 16min
Virginia Beach 13hr 59min
Kansas City 14hr 6min
City Drive Time
Mobile 1hr
Fort Walton Beach 1hr 2min
New Orleans 3hr 12min
Birmingham 3hr 52min
Baton Rouge 3hr 56min
Jackson 4hr 23min
Atlanta 4hr 52min
Nashville 6hr 31min
Louisville 9hr 12min
Dallas 9hr 56min
Fort Worth 10hr 25min
Indianapolis 10hr 48min
Columbus 12hr 16min
Virginia Beach 13hr 59min
Kansas City 14hr 6min

With over 15 daily, non-stop flights to Pensacola International Airport and an easy 20-minute drive to Pensacola Beach, getting to our beautiful barrier island from almost anywhere is within reach. Additionally, there are plenty of one-stop flights from every major airline departing from every corner of the country.

If you’re visiting from overseas, no sweat. We’re just a one-hour flight from major U.S. hubs like Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, and New Orleans.

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Prepping for all Seasons

Even though we’re in the deep South, we do enjoy four distinct seasons. While winters are typically mild, you may experience freezing temps from late December to early March. (We’ve even seen snow a time or three!)

In short, spring is invigorating, summer’s red hot, and fall is generally refreshing. There’s never a bad time to visit Pensacola Beach and each season serves up something unique.

Spring in Pensacola Beach delivers some of the most beautiful and vibrant weather that you can experience anywhere. Most days, mid March to late May, are filled with cloudfree, bluebird skies, a cool breeze, and crystal clear gulf waters. It’s what postcards are made of and you’ll find plenty of locals and visitors enjoying our pristine beaches from sunup to sundown. If you’re craving warm sunshine with lower humidity, spring is your season in Pensacola Beach.

Fall season is a favorite among locals as crowds thin out and the weather cools. With wonderful breezes, quiet beaches, and ever-changing skies you can take in some of the most spectacular sunsets on earth. To many, Pensacola Beach in fall reflects the most authentic characteristics that make this barrier island so special. Although there’s relief from the humidity, water sports and activities are still going strong as ocean temperatures are nearly perfect. If you want to experience the emerald coast as locals do, visit Pensacola Beach in fall. You’ll be free to enjoy all of the adventure that summer offers without peak-capacity crowds. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as you’re likely to experience beachscapes you’ll want to remember forever.

Winter in Pensacola Beach is another best kept secret (and now you’re in on it). Whether you’re taking in the kaleidoscope of colors that an approaching cold front brings or walking an empty beach in search of rare seashells, winter allows you to connect with the island more deeply. Water clarity is near-perfect, offering excellent diving opportunities. The quaint, romantic feeling of winter offers a special view of the island’s charm. Although temperatures can vary, visiting December through February is always a welcome escape from frigid conditions up north. So purists take note: Pensacola Beach in winter delivers miles of unspoiled heaven.

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Grocery Concierge

Grocery Concierge offers grocery delivery and services straight to your vacation rental unit so you can start your vacation as soon as you reach the beach. They’re committed to helping customers not only shop for groceries and supplies, but to provide guidance on quantities needed, introduce local merchants and products, suggest easy to prepare items and recipes, and provide removal and donation of any unused items to a local charity.

Your groceries will be delivered and stocked in your vacation rental unit prior to your arrival. You’ll receive a text and photo letting you know your items have been delivered or if your delivery is running late, you will be notified with an estimated time of delivery.

*Deliveries may be delayed due to complications with prior tenants, entry to the unit, cleaning service schedules and holidays or events occurring with road closures. 

**Orders received with less than 24 hours to delivery date will be charged an additional $20 service fee.

Tell them about your trip, services and products you need at least 3 days before check-in

Receive a phone call to review details

Pay invoice

Relax

Delivery Fee – $50

Service Fee – Based on Grocery Order Total:

Under $200: 25%

Over $200: 20%