There’s no doubt about it. This flourishing Navy town on the banks of the Gulf Coast is hands down a family beach town. It is the westernmost city in the Florida panhandle, and it exudes the cool, laid-back feeling characteristic of sunny San Diego.
Try to get here early as traffic slows down on the Pensacola Bay bridge by 11. The toll to cross the three-mile bridge was only $1 for cars and another buck or two for each additional axle.
And like America’s Finest City, it is home to the Navy — Naval aviation and miles and miles of sandy, white beach. And when you dust off the sugar white sand from every part of your body and dive into the turquoise-blue water, it is calm, refreshing and with a small churn of seaweed to brighten up your day.
Pensacola is not just the beach – it is the restaurant and pubs that give this family, vacation spot such character and vibrance.
Recently the Pentagon declassified Navy UFO videos. However, aliens have been visiting Pensacola Beach since the 80s according to UFO’s Mini-Golf and Arcade.
Crabs Crabs and more Crabs – Alaska King, Maryland Blue – you name it. The seasoning is great and the accompaniments are also tasty. There’s plenty of sand and chairs to lounge around. The drinks are strong and the staff are fast and courteous. Just a great place to chill and to make new friends.
The views of the beach is amazing. There are family members enjoying themselves, lounging in the sun as if they’ve been stuck inside for months. Beach bums just hanging around with their friends drinking beer and whiskey. Rock-hard athletic-bodies playing 2 on 2 volleyball to comply with the CDC guidelines. There’s even a playground, so the Beach is kid-friendly. With the gyms been closed, getting out and working out, is exactly what the doctor ordered.
It was Memorial Day, and no one seemed to care about COVID and life’s struggles and pressures.
When I returned to the truck, I found a nice fat parking ticket inside my truck. The trooper had stuck it inside the door rather than leaving it on my windshield. The parking is free and ample but not for semi trucks, even for bobtails.