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Address: Pensacola Beach, FL
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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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Best secret beach

Most people go to Destin but we love Pensacola. Less traffic and less people. Nice restaurants and beaches. White sand and clear water. We love it here.

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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Most people go to Destin but we love Pensacola. Less traffic and less people. Nice restaurants and beaches. White sand and clear water. We love it here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No place like home in my own little paradise, white beaches peaceful walks and enjoy God and His Presence

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The water is a pretty blue. It's pretty clear. Not rough at all. The sand sand is a pretty white and fine. There were lots of shells to pick if that's what you like to do. I was on the hotel side so it was pretty quiet but I did walk down a ways and it didn't seem to be... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The water is beautiful; the sand is white and clean (I didn't see any trash/rocky areas); the beach was uncrowded in late August (chairs always available to rent). Great place to swim, lay out, even paddleboard. Whitecaps was rough enough for us to have to plant our feet down to keep from falling over (but that made it more fun... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I take two vacations a year usually to the tropics. Every time we say our beaches in Pensacola are just as nice if not better. The white fluffy sand is unbeatable.

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Ocala, Florida
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pensacola Beach offers both crowded and more secluded areas. The main hub is in the center right off the bridge. Turn left and drive through housing, then passing many beach parking lots and eventually a state park. Turn right and you will drive through housing again and it gets more secluded. I really enjoyed the state park. Clean safe beaches... More 

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Mobile, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a pier and rentals. On one side is the green and blue waters of the gulf, with nice gently relaxing waves. On the other side is the calm of the inlet (?) non-gulf side...where youngsters can play with no waves.

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Thank Carlene S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What else can be said...it is like Destin with the green and blue waters, nice waves, nice sand! There is a pier and plenty of rentals.

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Thank joels453
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this place. I love the sugar white sand and the beautiful blue water. This place will totally ease your mind.

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Thank Susan S
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283 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a good day on beach and it's been pretty nice even with storms. Lots of wind today which made the diving get pushed back. Nice water anyway.

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