Discover this 52 mile stretch of beautiful white sand beaches and the crystal blue-green waters, where history and natural beauty collide creating a perfect vacation destination – Pensacola Beach.
The first visitor to the Pensacola area was Spanish explorer Don Tristan de Luna de Arellano in 1559, marking a vital time in American history. The Pensacola Bay Area celebrated 450 years of history in 2009, making it the oldest settlement in Florida, even older than St. Augustine. Our history is something we are proud of and it creates another dimension to vacationing in Pensacola Beach.
Families, couples and business visitors can enjoy not only the scenic beauty and water activities on our beach, but also the glimpse at the past and history of this charming city.
Begin your stay on Pensacola Beach, part of Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island which is part of The Gulf Islands National Seashore. Here, beautiful condominiums and charming beach houses offer incredible Gulf views and access to Pensacola Bay. Stay at the beach and enjoy great shopping, dining and exploration without ever having to leave the island. Or, travel into Pensacola, only a short drive away, for more history, festivals and events. Use our Pensacola Guide, as well as our Gulf Coast blog, to find the perfect activities to complete your stay with Southern Vacation Rentals.
There is always something fun to do in Pensacola Beach!