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Natural beauty at its purest in Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is a lively stretch of white sand and clear water, often ranked among the top beaches in the world. Ask any friendly local and they will tell you that you're in the right place for relaxing on the beach, snorkeling in the sea, or catching something fresh and tasty for dinner. A natural setting for both unwinding and letting your hair down, it is particularly prone to parties during spring break, but there's plenty of beach for everyone if solitude is what you're after.

What to do

Nature trail

Pensacola Beach is on Santa Rosa Island, and the area's seclusion from the hubbub of the mainland has created a unique and fun-loving environment. To get the lay of the land, walk the Pensacola Beach Eco Trail, a well-marked nature trail that covers most of the main beach areas and points out interesting plant and animal life in the area.

Water sports

If you're feeling adventurous, try paddle boarding. This sport is extremely popular on Pensacola Beach, and board rentals and lessons are available all over the island. Fishing is also extremely popular, and Pensacola Beach is known as the Red Snapper capital of the world. Reserving a spot on a charter boat is easy, but cast your line from the Pensacola Beach Pier if you want a more casual fishing experience.

Drinks and dining

The region has fantastic sunsets, so make it a point to be outside at dusk. Evenings on the beach are pleasant in Pensacola Beach, but there are also plenty of open-air restaurants and bars with beach views on Portofino Boardwalk. The area's specialty cocktail is called the Bushwacker; this deceptively mild-tasting coconut and chocolate drink can be found in establishments all over the island.

When to visit

On average, Pensacola Beach gets over 300 days of sunshine a year, so there isn't a bad time of year to visit, but the activities available and general mood of the island change somewhat with the seasons. Summer is peak season and is the best time for travelers interested in snorkeling, swimming and paddle boarding. This is also the busiest time of year, and the island is in full party mode.

In fall, the weather becomes too chilly for swimming, but the beaches are quieter, and the humidity is lower. Winter sees lows in the 50s on most days, and the temperature can dip close to freezing on rare occasions. Beach activities are limited mostly to walks in winter, and locals and visitors focus on golf and fishing in their leisure time. Spring is pleasantly warm with open beaches, but the weather has been known to be stormy occasionally and somewhat unpredictable.

Travel information

Getting to Pensacola Beach is simple. The island now has its own airport, Pensacola International Airport (PNS), which sees over 100 flights per day. If you're driving, Pensacola Beach is accessible from 1-10, 1-65, Highway 98 and I-11. Once you're on the island, you can park at your hotel and walk, bike or take the free beach trolley service that runs from late May to late September.

Where to stay

The Island has a mixture of small hotels, larger chains and luxury accommodations, offering short walks to the beach. Rooms in Pensacola Beach hotels with ocean views tend to fill up sooner, so book early.

Via De Luna Drive

You will find a cluster of hotels on this road that runs through the island and joins onto Pensacola Beach Boulevard. The Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front and Margaritaville Beach Hotel both sit along it, offering instant access to the sands.

Recently booked Pensacola Beach hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront
Pensacola Beach
5 hours ago 2 stars $67
Holiday Inn Resort PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT
Pensacola Beach
12 hours ago 3 stars $87
Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front
Pensacola Beach
1 day ago 3 stars $98
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
2 days ago 3 stars $84
Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH
Pensacola Beach
4 days ago 3 stars $101
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Pensacola Beach
8 days ago 3 stars $124
Travelodge Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
27 days ago 2 stars $67

Recently Rated Pensacola Beach Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Holiday Inn Resort PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT
Pensacola Beach
4.1 / 5
116 reviews
3 stars $87
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
4.1 / 5
68 reviews
3 stars $84
Travelodge Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
3.1 / 5
78 reviews
2 stars $67
Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront
Pensacola Beach
3.5 / 5
73 reviews
2 stars $67
Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front
Pensacola Beach
3.8 / 5
59 reviews
3 stars $98
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
4.2 / 5
23 reviews
3 stars $119
Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH
Pensacola Beach
4.5 / 5
63 reviews
3 stars $101
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Pensacola Beach
4.2 / 5
12 reviews
3 stars $124
The Beach Club by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Pensacola Beach
3.8 / 5
5 reviews
3 stars $140

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From $84

1 Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach

3 stars
4.1 / 5 68 reviews

2 Via De Luna Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Take it easy on the white sands beaches of PensacolaPensacola is known for its pristine sugar-sand beaches and that is exactly what greets guests when they step out the door of the Hampton Inn... More

THANKS!
The staff was incredible, our car battery died across the street from the hotel, the staff came and jumped the car off after 9pm and gave us a jump again tat morning so we could make it a auto...
Dec 3, 2014
From $87

2 Holiday Inn Resort PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT

3 stars
4.1 / 5 116 reviews

14 Via De Luna Drive Map

Family-friendly hotel with a pool, waterfall and lazy riverSituated overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front is a three-star property near the heart of the... More

Pensacola Beach
We were in Pensacola for the Blue Angels homecoming show. Staying on Pensacola Beach is the way to go for visiting Pensacola. The Hotel is in a great location, oceanfront with easy acces to the...
Dec 3, 2014
From $98

3 Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front

3 stars
3.8 / 5 59 reviews

12 Via de Luna Drive Map

Rate includes a $50 USD daily hotel credit

Property offers stunning Gulf views from the poolOnce they step into the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, guests have everything that is required for a relaxing vacation. If adventure is more... More

Front Desk Personnel needs Improvement
All in All.... ok for the beach. will try another next time however. Seems to cater to Honors members, otherwise not much special treatment for a resort location. Front desk needs improvement,...
Nov 18, 2014
From $67

4 Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront

2 stars
3.5 / 5 73 reviews

16 Via de Luna Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

Beachfront hotel on the Gulf of Mexico, with free breakfast and Wi-FiBudget-friendly beachfront options can be difficult to find, but the Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront delivers. Even the pool is... More

Pensacola
Good service. Helpful finding someone to do a repair on some clothing
Nov 20, 2014
From $101

5 Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH

3 stars
4.5 / 5 63 reviews

333 Fort Pickens Rd Map

Ideal location for business and pleasure in PensacolaSteps from the sand and walking distance to shops and restaurants, the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach is convenient to its core. Guests... More

overall good hotel
Experience was great, people were great but if I'm gonna spend almost 275 for one night I really expected a little more. Front staff was more than helpful and the gulf facing rooms are great.
Oct 20, 2014
From $124

6 Margaritaville Beach Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 12 reviews

165 Fort Pickeus Rd Map

Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett the Margaritaville Beach Hotel sits on 1100 feet of white sand beaches. The beachfront hotel features barefoot elegance with 162 guest rooms... More

Great time
The hotel staff were very friendly, when we got there they upgraded our room from ocean view balcony to the suite ocean view balcony. The room was great, no complaints about hotel of staff. We had...
Aug 28, 2014
From $51

7 Quality Inn & Suites Gulf Breeze

2 stars
2.8 / 5 55 reviews

51 Gulf Breeze Parkway Map

Private beach access, close to major Pensacola attractionsRates for a property that is just steps from the beach are usually double what guests can expect at the Bay Beach Inn Gulf Breeze. It... More

Excellent Accommodations for the price
Overall the experience was very positive. For some reason the Wake up call in my room was not working for both days hat we were there. I am sure that it was entered by the staff member - it just...
Nov 20, 2014
From $84

8 Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola/Gulf Breeze

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

61 Gulf Breeze Parkway Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Ideally set between Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, the Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola/Gulf Breeze is just a short distance from a wealth of popular Pensacola attractions, such as art galleries,... More

From $119

9 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach

3 stars
4.2 / 5 23 reviews

24 Via De Luna Map

With the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico as our backyard, our all-suite hotel is the right choice whether you are here for business or a... More

Fantastic Family Getaway
We have visited this hotel twice and will continue to go back with our children. We love that it is right on the beach! It also has several pool areas (one of which was perfect for our kids!). The...
Nov 17, 2014
From $140

10 The Beach Club by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
3.8 / 5 5 reviews

18 Via De Luna Map

3rd Night Free

Enjoy the panoramic breathtaking views of the Gulf with it's brilliant blue-green waters from your balcony and walk a few steps to enjoy the sugar white sand between your toes. This Gulf front... More

Unfortunate
We arrived after 5 in Pensacola Beach with papers in hand to the only building outside the gated property. No one was there but a sign on the door stating who to call after hours. It was never...
Mar 6, 2014
From $67

11 Travelodge Pensacola Beach

2 stars
3.1 / 5 78 reviews

40 Fort Pickens Rd Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

Welcome to the Travelodge, a Pensacola Beach motel. Situated directly on Little Sabine Bay, Travelodge boasts its own private beach. Enjoy the Gulf Coast finest seafood and entertainment all within... More

visiting my navy son
brought family down and stayed here while visiting my son stationed at NAS. This was also his first off base weekend trip since going to boot camp. We had a blast. We parked our car on Friday and...
Dec 17, 2014

12 The Portofino Resort And Spa

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

2200 Via De Luna Map

Situated along eight miles of untouched white sand beaches within the Gulf Islands National Seashore Portofino Island offers the perfect balance of indulgence and natural beauty. Our protected... More