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Things to do in Santa Rosa Island

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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“Best place on the Beach for oysters. They serve so many of them that they are always fresh.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Store
“If you like to cook seafood, then we highly recommend the short drive over to Joe Patti's Seafood market. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best fine dining seafood restaurant on the Beach. Tricky spot to get into. Make sure you take the outer road back south before exiting so you don't end up having to pay another toll!”
  • 54 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place to eat and hang out! It's right on the sound and has beach volleyball. A favorite among locals!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during one of their spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in their new interactive programming.”
  • 38 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. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a great place to visit - so many animals to see! They also have special events in October for Halloween and in November/December for Christmas!”
  • 21 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
Bar
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“Located on the Marina, lovely setting, great food, a step up from your basic restaurant. Great cocktail menu too”
  • 31 locals recommend
Water Park
“Navarre Beach is another one of our favorite spots. It is more quiet here & less populated with traffic like other beaches.”
  • 18 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
Sushi Restaurant
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“AWESOME and the FRESHEST Sushi! Good prices, quaint, small restaurant. Clean!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
“Neighboring Island Beach Community with a different vibe than Okaloosa Island”
  • 18 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

Top restaurants

Bar
“Best place on the Beach for oysters. They serve so many of them that they are always fresh.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Bar
“Best fine dining seafood restaurant on the Beach. Tricky spot to get into. Make sure you take the outer road back south before exiting so you don't end up having to pay another toll!”
  • 54 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great place to eat and hang out! It's right on the sound and has beach volleyball. A favorite among locals!”
  • 35 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. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Located on the Marina, lovely setting, great food, a step up from your basic restaurant. Great cocktail menu too”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Right on Pensacola Beach next to the pier, newish restaurant with American food. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“AWESOME and the FRESHEST Sushi! Good prices, quaint, small restaurant. Clean!”
  • 13 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

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