About

A city of relaxation

Found in the northwestern part of Florida and near the border with Alabama, Pensacola is Florida’s most western city, earning it the nickname “Western Gate to the Sunshine State”. It is separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Santa Rosa Island, and its long, white sandy beaches and emerald waters make it a popular holiday destination.  The beaches owe their sugar-white colour to their 99.4% quartz crystal composition.

Also known as “America’s First Settlement,” Pensacola recently celebrated its 450th anniversary.  The city is proud of its rich heritage, and there are several guided tours available to visitors, including a tour of Historic Pensacola Village, which illustrate the city’s history.

Pensacola Florida Beach Fishing Pier

Throughout its history, Pensacola has been controlled by the British, the Spanish, the French, the Confederacy, and the United States, earning it the nickname “The City of Five Flags.”  Many of the area’s festivals reflect its diverse heritage and represent the different communities of Pensacola.

Pensacola Florida Downtown Traffic Building Businesses

Pensacola Bay also offers several cultural attractions for the art lover in you. Many museums, galleries and theatres animate the region’s arts scene. The great outdoors also has a place of honor in this town, and the array of adventures will captivate you. Explore the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the longest stretch of protected coastline in the United States – its beach has been voted Best Florida Beach by USA Today. You can scuba dive in the world’s largest artificial reef or fish from one of the longest piers to overlook the Gulf of Mexico.

A trip to Pensacola would not be complete without a visit to the National Naval Aviation Museum, which traces the history of American aviation since the First World War. It is one of the world’s largest air and space museum and is located in the largest air base in the world.

Whether you are a fan of art, history or culture, a golfer, fisher or foodie, the bay and beaches of Pensacola await you with open arms.

Pensacola Florida Beach White Sand People Relaxing
Pensacola Florida Welcome Beach Sign
Pensacola Florida Beach Sunset View
clear sky
77°F | 25°C
Humidity: 100%
Wind (E): 3 m/s
81 75
Fri
88°F | 31°C
Sat
84°F | 29°C
Sun
84°F | 29°C
Mon
85°F | 29°C
Tue
84°F | 29°C

When to Go

Average Weather

Average High
Monthly Rainfall (inches)
Daily Hours of Sun
59°15°
JAN
4.65
7
63°17°
FEB
5.36
8
69°21°
MAR
5.66
9
76°24°
APR
3.41
10
83°28°
MAY
4.20
11
88°31°
JUN
6.40
12
90°32°
JUL
7.42
11
89°32°
AUG
7.33
10
86°30°
SEP
5.42
9
79°26°
OCT
4.14
9
70°21°
NOV
3.54
8
63°17°
DEC
4.29
7

Events We Love

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Pensacola Seafood Festival
September

Come enjoy a weekend at the Pensacola Seafood Festival! Great food, nice art, live music and much more. Presented by Wind Creek Casino and Hotel.

Pensacola Interstate Fair
October

Enjoy eleven great nights of entertainment, food, rides and fun for the whole family at the Pensacola Interstate Fair. It has become one of the finest and largest fairs in the United States with a staff of more than 400 volunteers.

Getting Around

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Bus

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) offers a fixed route bus system throughout Escambia County. Service is available 7 days a week.

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Car

Enjoy traveling around Pensacola by car. This delightful city is fairly easy to navigate. There are also rental companies available in the region.

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Bike

A bicycle is a great way to get around the island of Pensacola Beach. Enjoy the beautiful sights and sun the city has to offer.

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Boat

Pensacola Beach is easy to explore by boat. Many boat rentals are available. Relax on the water and enjoy the breathtaking sunset.

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