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Why You Need to Visit the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk!

Mike Fisher

Why You Need to Visit the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk!

Image by David Henderson via Flickr

Pensacola Beach, Florida, may give off the feel of a small beach town, but there's one place to go for shopping, dining, nightlife, entertainment, and watersports all-in-one! The Pensacola Beach Boardwalk is located in the heart of Pensacola Beach, Florida, and draws thousands of visitors anxious to enjoy what the Boardwalk has to offer. Situated directly on the beach, it's never been easier to access the Boardwalk. Park your car in the front lot, tie-off your boat on the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Public Pier, or take the FREE Trolley provided by the Santa Rosa Island Authority. However you decide to get there, there is something for everyone at the Boardwalk!

Recreation and Watersports

beach at the pensacola beach boardwalkThe Pensacola Beach Boardwalk offers more than your typical water-side alameda. The backyard beach provides plenty of space to lay out and soak up the Florida sun, and the shallow waters provide a safe swimming area for all ages. Family fun events are held at the pier regularly and take place on the boardwalk, so be sure to keep an eye out for some of these exciting goings-on. The Boardwalk Pier also plays host to enjoyable water activities including a very popular kid friendly Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise!

To book a Pensacola Beach Dolphin Cruise, visit's Pensacola Beach Dolphin Cruises

boat tours at the pensacola beach boardwalk
Enjoy a Relaxing Pensacola Beach, Florida Dolphin Cruise

Dining and Nightlife

bamboo willies beach bar live entertainment
Currently the Boardwalk houses 8 unique restaurants! From pizzas to sopapillas, it won't be hard to find the best restaurant to fit your appetite! The Boardwalk Cafe delivers casual American dining with an old-fashioned ice cream parlor on-site, and the Wine Bar provides a serene setting to sip on a glass of chardonnay while sampling exotic meats and cheeses. When it comes to nightlife, Bamboo Willie's is the place to be! The hottest live music, craziest dance floor, and tummy-pleasing tropical cocktails make this beach bar a must-party location.

Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Bars and Restaurants

Bamboo Willie's Beachside Bar, Boardwalk Cafe, Cactus Flower Cafe, Hemingway's Island Grill, Hooters, Papa's Pizza, The Wine Bar


products at salty beach outfitters
Image Courtesy of Islanders Outfitter

Clothing, jewelery, gifts, and more are found in the various Boardwalk shops. No need to fuss with parking up and down Pensacola Beach Blvd, the Boardwalk has it all. As an added bonus, stores are open late in the summer (10pm closing), giving shoppers extra time for beaching, boating, and dining. Find that perfect bathing suit, beach and outdoor supplies, or pick out a souvenir for friends and family back home at one of the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk retails shops!

Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Shops

Envie Boutique, Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co., The International Boutique & Gift Shop, Islanders Coastal Outfitters, Salty Beach Outfitters


Feeling adventurous? Neighboring Pensacola, Florida, offers tours, attractions, and plenty more! See all the things to do in Pensacola, Florida online...

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