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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
4 hours ago 2 stars $126
Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH
Pensacola Beach
16 hours ago 3 stars $165
Hilton Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
22 hours ago 3 stars $161
Holiday Inn Resort PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT
Pensacola Beach
1 day ago 3 stars $154
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
4 days ago 3 stars $149
Travelodge Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
5 days ago 2 stars $118
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
6 days ago 3 stars $189
The Beach Club by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Pensacola Beach
6 days ago 3 stars $279
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Pensacola Beach
24 days ago 3 stars $229

Recently Rated Pensacola Beach Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
The Portofino Resort And Spa
Pensacola Beach
2.0 / 5
1 reviews
3 stars $280
Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront
Pensacola Beach
3.5 / 5
77 reviews
2 stars $126
Holiday Inn Resort PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT
Pensacola Beach
4.1 / 5
122 reviews
3 stars $154
Hilton Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
3.8 / 5
62 reviews
3 stars $161
Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH
Pensacola Beach
4.5 / 5
65 reviews
3 stars $165
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Pensacola Beach
4.1 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $229
Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
4.2 / 5
76 reviews
3 stars $149
Travelodge Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
3.2 / 5
80 reviews
2 stars $118
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
4.2 / 5
23 reviews
3 stars $189
The Beach Club by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Pensacola Beach
3.8 / 5
5 reviews
3 stars $279

Featured Pensacola Beach Hotels

From $149

1 Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach

3 stars
4.2 / 5 76 reviews

2 Via De Luna Map

Free On The House 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

Awesome trip in every way
The hotel is awesome. Right on the most beautiful beach. Many restaurants by the hotel. We never needed the car other than to get there to and from the airport.
Jan 28, 2015
From $165

2 Holiday Inn Express PENSACOLA BEACH

3 stars
4.5 / 5 65 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

Best beach hotel anywhere
Great location with super restaurants nearby. All rooms have view of ocean from balcony. Absolutely perfect
Feb 9, 2015
From $154

3 Holiday Inn Resort PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT

3 stars
4.1 / 5 122 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

Romantic Weekend Getaway
Perfect hotel for a romantic weekend! Definitely will come back again!
Apr 6, 2015
From $161

4 Hilton Pensacola Beach

3 stars
3.8 / 5 62 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

Great Weekend Trip
It was a wonderfully managed and professional staff. Breakfast was great and the H2O was great for dinner as well.
Feb 11, 2015
From $92

5 Quality Inn & Suites Gulf Breeze

2 stars
2.8 / 5 58 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

Vacation
The hotel was affordable for us as retiree couple, the sunset was an a plus to our stay. The location is nperfect to access the other attractions in the Pensacola area. Definitely will stay again...
Apr 13, 2015
From $126

6 Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront

2 stars
3.5 / 5 77 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

Vacation
The description of room as island view was very misleading. Thought I had an ocean front room, very disappointed that view was other hotels. Loved the Boardwalk, great food and shopping, walking...
Apr 11, 2015
From $118

7 Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola/Gulf Breeze

3 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

61 Gulf Breeze Parkway Map

Free On The House 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

My Stay
It was a nice hotel... but think it is overpriced. Not much different than any other hotel... Not so sure what is so great about the shower and showerhead either?? I was actually looking forward to...
Apr 15, 2015
From $118

8 Travelodge Pensacola Beach

2 stars
3.2 / 5 80 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 29, 2014
From $229

9 Margaritaville Beach Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 14 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

Decent Hotel
Decent hotel, nice stay. Decent hotel, nice stay. Decent hotel, nice stay.
Feb 9, 2015
From $279

10 The Beach Club by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
3.8 / 5 5 reviews

18 Via De Luna Map

SPECIAL CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS

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

From $189

11 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 $280

12 The Portofino Resort And Spa

3 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

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

WARNING WATCH FOR BILLING AT TIME OF RESERVATION AND AGAIN AT CHECK OUT
I would have rated my stay a five until .....the billing uses arose and remained unresolved. The room was absolute gorgeous, the facility beautiful, but I must warn you to be careful on the...
Apr 17, 2015