Pensacola Water Tower

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Pensacola Beach's white sand and emerald-green waters make it the perfect destination for having fun in the sun with friends and family. There are plenty of rental opportunities for water activities like jet skiing and surfing. The local area is also situated along the longest stretch of protected seashore in the country, between the Gulf Islands National Seashore and Perdido Key, making it a great place to birdwatch and see wildlife. 

Speak with the front desk staff for local insight on the region, where to find the best restaurants, and other helpful tips to make your vacation to Pensacola Beach more enjoyable. Below are some of the many local activities available near the resort.

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Jet Skiing

There are a number of different jet ski rental sites along Pensacola Beach. Start your engine and race through the pristine emerald-green waters of the nearby Santa Rosa Sound.

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Fishing

Soundside has a private fishing pier for guests. Just make sure to register for your saltwater fishing license with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Surfing

Pensacola Beach is an exposed sandbar beach break that makes consistent waves for surfers throughout the year. If you are looking for big waves, then make sure to visit during the winter months for some added swells.

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Shopping

If you are looking to do some shopping during your beach vacation then you've come to the right place. We are a short drive to some of the best shopping malls in Florida. Here are some of our favorite places to visit:​

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National Naval Aviation Museum

Visit the world’s largest aviation museum to view 150+ beautifully restored Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard airplanes and learn about their important history. Admission into the museum is free.

Birding and Wildlife

The surrounding area of Pensacola Beach is home to many native bird species and the first stop for hundreds of migrating birds flying north for spring. Pensacola Beach is also located along the longest stretch of protected seashore in the country, between the Gulf Islands National Seashore and Perdido Key.