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Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“If you want the best Oysters around, you'll have to check out Peg Leg Pete's. Situated on Pensacola Beach, this place is casual and you can feel comfortable going after a day on the beach, even if you're still in damp clothes or swimming attire. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
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“An elegant, high-end restaurant with fantastic seafood and breathtaking views.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Nature
“Fort Pickens is a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in the Pensacola, Florida, area. It is named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. The fort was completed in 1834 and was one of the few forts in the South that remained in Union hands throughout the American Civil War. It remained in use until 1947. Fort Pickens is included within the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and as such, is administered by the National Park Service.”
  • 43 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place to sit and enjoy the view while listening to live music and sipping a frozen bushwacker good pizza and boiled shrimp! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fish tacos, seafood nachos, chowder, are all awesome! Be careful with the diesel fuels :) Check out the back Tiki bar right on the Sound. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
National Park
“Enjoy a little bit of history, Pensacola’s Harbor was once protected by 3 forts... Built in 1834 Fort Pickens, the largest of the forts, located on Santa Rosa Island guarded the island and entrance to the harbor. Spend a day tour this historical site! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Water Park
“Love the sunsets and watching the dolphins swim below as the fisherman feed them! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Great Dolphin Cruise Experience! Covered 63 Foot Catamaran has restrooms and a bar. The crew is very good and they know all the best places for Dolphins! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Right on Pensacola Beach next to the pier, newish restaurant with American food. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Beach
“We love Navarre Beach it’s family oriented laid back not very crowded easy access !”
  • 20 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Great place to take the kids with ropes course, go karts, and more. Also, has food and bar for parents while kids play. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A great place to watch the sunset and have a cocktail. They have outdoor games as well. If you have a boat, it's a great place to come to as well. The menu changes so it's hard to recommend a certain dish. They have opened an area to the east side where you can walk up and order sandwiches and sit at picnic tables as well. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best beach bar on the Island! Live music and a sunset! Food is typical bar food but it is excellent. Best fried shrimp on the beach!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Locally known as the best breakfast spot on the Beach. Expect crowds, but worth the wait.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Boutique
“Great Boutique on the Boardwalk! They have a great selection of Vineyard Vines, Lilly Pulitzer and more. Men's, Women's and Accessories. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“My kid loves this place. They have a playground and give sugar donut holes for a free app. Right on the beach, and food's great. ”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“If you want the best Oysters around, you'll have to check out Peg Leg Pete's. Situated on Pensacola Beach, this place is casual and you can feel comfortable going after a day on the beach, even if you're still in damp clothes or swimming attire. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
“An elegant, high-end restaurant with fantastic seafood and breathtaking views.”
  • 55 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great place to sit and enjoy the view while listening to live music and sipping a frozen bushwacker good pizza and boiled shrimp! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fish tacos, seafood nachos, chowder, are all awesome! Be careful with the diesel fuels :) Check out the back Tiki bar right on the Sound. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Right on Pensacola Beach next to the pier, newish restaurant with American food. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A great place to watch the sunset and have a cocktail. They have outdoor games as well. If you have a boat, it's a great place to come to as well. The menu changes so it's hard to recommend a certain dish. They have opened an area to the east side where you can walk up and order sandwiches and sit at picnic tables as well. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Best beach bar on the Island! Live music and a sunset! Food is typical bar food but it is excellent. Best fried shrimp on the beach!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Locally known as the best breakfast spot on the Beach. Expect crowds, but worth the wait.”
  • 26 locals recommend

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