Your Guide to the 2019 Pensacola Beach Airshow ~ Southern Vacation Rentals
With just five days left until the 2019 Pensacola Beach Airshow, we can feel the excitement buzzing in the air. Whether you’ve been a dozen times or not at all, watching the Blue Angels fly over Pensacola Beach is an experience unlike any other. When the Blue Angels fly, hundreds of visitors flock to the white sand beaches to watch this spectacular airshow. This is one of the area’s top-rated events for good reason! We compiled the best advice from locals and seasoned visitors to help you make the most of the 2019 Pensacola Beach Airshow. Consider this your official insider guide! Pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and settle down to watch the show!
Locals and visitors alike will tell you – make like you’re going sunrise fishing and get to the beach early. We’re talking earlier than 7 AM, as beach parking (and the sand) will fill up faster than you can say “it’s a plane!” Casino Beach, the Gulf-facing area on Pensacola Beach across from the Quietwater Beach Boardwalk, is considered the best spot on the beach to catch the Blues.
However, despite ample parking, it fills up pretty fast. Some visitors arrive as early as 6 AM to make sure they have a space to park and spread out! If you’re staying in a Pensacola Beach vacation rental for Blue Angels week, then you’re in luck, as you’re within walking distance of the beach. If you’re staying Gulf-front, then you’ve truly got it made, as you can simply step out onto the sand, spread out your blanket, and watch the Blue Angels soar overhead!
Take Advantage of the Trolleys
In addition, parking and walking to a spot on the beach are not the only options for transportation. Pensacola Beach’s trolley system is in full swing for Blue Angels weekend to help alleviate traffic congestion. The Santa Rosa Island Authority is extending public transportation hours on Friday, July 12th. Extra buses will also be added to the schedule on the following Saturday in addition to the three trolleys operating on the island. Visit here for more information about the trolley system for this weekend.