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Address: Pensacola Beach, FL
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Description: Located on Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola Beach is a popular spot for family...
Located on Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola Beach is a popular spot for family vacations.
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Always a private spot

The beaches are gorgeous . I have been here for years.. Whether you like the party life or a quiet peaceful spot, Pensacola Beach does have it all...I am only speaking of daytime... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The beaches are gorgeous . I have been here for years.. Whether you like the party life or a quiet peaceful spot, Pensacola Beach does have it all...I am only speaking of daytime. I am not a late night person anymore..

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Tennessee
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241 reviews 241 reviews
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Limited beachfront homes to rent so I typically stay at a VRBO rental like Beach Club Towers. Pensacola Beach is beautiful. Plenty of great restaurants and things to do. Very friendly. Always great live music options during the Spring and Summer. I have noticed more effort over the past years with cleaning crews and lifeguards. Not a bad thing! I... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to a wonderful, relaxing week at the beach but imagine our surprise to find that even though the beachfront hotels all have access to the incredible beach, that the beach itself is controlled by a single vendor. If you don't (or can't if you fly in) bring your own beach equipment the vendor will gladly rent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

white sands, clear skies, blue water what more could you want. I can stay on the beach all day long.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful white sand. It was not crowded at all when I reached there. I was able to enjoy an amazing sunset.

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Kent UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The sand is white, the sea crystal clear but there is no character whatsoever. The beach feels very sterile and the surrounding area looks very 'manufactured'. The bathroom and shower facilities are very good and there is lots of free parking very close to the beach.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We chose Pensacola based off photos we saw online of the beaches and the photos did not lie. Pure white sand beaches and crystal clear blue/green water. Really a huge difference from the Atlantic beaches we are used to visiting. The beach island is full of local restaurants and stores. If you want a chain restaurant you have to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is the ideal place to vacation The sand is as white as sugar. The ocean is crystal clear and it shallow with sand bars near the shore. Great place to relax and unwind. Sand is beautifully .

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

I do so love the Gulf Coast and this beach did not disappoint - during the day. The water was warm and the sand was soft. We loved it!!! My family included my children, ages 22 and 17. The shoping area in the beach tourist area got overrun with bunches of teens/20's after dark. There were a few cops present... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

5th time here and I'll never get tired of coming back to Pensacola Beach. Cute beach town. Soft white sand. Pretty, clear water. If it's crowded go down the way to the National Seashore.

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