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Fun in the Sun 2017-07-19T18:19:24+00:00

Recreation in Pensacola Beach

The outdoor recreation opportunities for adventure along the stretch of Pensacola Beach are endless.  Visitors can access Gulf Islands National Seashore on both sides of Pensacola Beach, perfect for biking, snorkeling, scuba diving, or kayaking. Visit monuments, forts and museums dedicated to the vast history of the area’s oldest city. Other activities such as sailing, surfing, jet-skiing and parasailing can also be enjoyed on the ocean waters. Look for additional events and outdoor activities on our Gulf Coast blog, as well.

Whether you choose to simply stroll down the beach and collect seashells, swim, or embark on something more adventurous, are you are sure to stay busy with all the available activities surrounding the Pensacola Beach area.

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Big Lagoon State Park

850.492.1595
Offering water and nature related activities such as fishing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing on the Intracoastal Waterway, this is a is a beautiful area to visit. Contact the Florida Park Service Information Center for general inquiries.
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Bonifay Water Sports, Inc.

850.932.0633
460 Pensacola Beach Blvd.
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Civil War Soldiers Museum

850.469.1900

View 4200 square feet of exhibits and discover the unique role Pensacola played during the Civil War.
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Dive Pros

850.456.8845
7203 Hwy 98
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Fort Pickens

850.932.9654

Explore the largest of four forts built to defend Pensacola Bay, Florida, and its navy yard. Begun in 1829, completed in 1834, and used until the 1940s, this is a wonderful outing for the entire family.

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Gulf Breeze Zoo

850.932.2229
Sitting on over 50 acres and with hundreds of animals to see, The Zoo is a must for all to visit! There is the traditional option to walk the park or you can the take train, which takes visitors through sections where animals roam free and wildlife lives in the open.
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Key Sailing

850.932.5520
500 Quietwater Beach Rd.
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Aquatic Charters' Chase-N-Fins Dolphin Cruises

850.492.6337
Enjoy this scenic ride and dolphin cruise into Pensacola Bay down to Ft. Pickens. Along the way you’ll enjoy viewing multiple historic forts and lighthouses. Along with dolphins, you’ll have a great look at a variety of wildlife including pelicans, herons, turtles, spinner sharks and more. *Southern guests receive Southern Perks.
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LaFitte Cove Marina

850.934.7112
1010 Ft. Pickens Rd.
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National Museum of Naval Aviation

850.452.3604
Located on Pensacola Naval Air station, enjoy hands-on history of naval aviation and see aircraft and artifacts representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation.
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Pensacola Beach Yacht Club

850.934.8757
715 Pensacola Beach Blvd.
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Pensacola Museum of Art

850.432.6247

Becoming the foundation for the visual arts in Pensacola over the last 40 years, the museum offers art, music, films and classes for children and adults.

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Radical Rides, Inc.

850.934.9743
444 Pensacola Beach Blvd.
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Scuba Shack

850.433.4319
711 S. Palafox Street
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The Gulf Islands National Seashore

850.932.9654
The Gulf Islands Nation Seashore is located on Pensacola Beach, offers a variety of plant and animal life to explore and there is an excursion that will appeal to nearly everyone. From snorkeling to the 7 mile trek to Fort Pickens, where you can expect to encounter nesting shore birds such as Osprey and Great Blue Herons, everyone is sure to find something to enjoy. Listed below are just a few of the many nature adventures to take advantage of while in the Pensacola Beach area.
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