The Beaches of THE EMERALD COAST of Florida!  Jimmy Buffett’s mythical Margaritaville has become a reality on Pensacola Beach.   Margaritaville has launched the first Margaritaville Beach Hotel in a $50 million, 162-room Gulf-front hotel and has opened this past summer of 2010. Pensacola and Perdido Key are Escambia County Beaches in Florida. In 2010, Hotel Indigo, a 162 room Pensacola Beach boutique luxury hotel, was scheduled to open in the spring of 2010; however, a wonderful suprise occurred… Hotel Indigo  became Hotel Margaritaville.  

Pensacola Beach has more public beaches and parking than any other beach between New Orleans and Tallahassee.  As with all of the Emerald Coast of Florida, the beaches have surgary white sand due to crystal quartz that is washed ashore.  The texture beneath your toes feels like sugar.  This area has been considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 

The sand looks like snow!  To view available properties for sale, click here!    

The Quietwater Beach Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach

The Boardwalk is on the Santa Rosa Sound side of the island, directly across from Casino Beach. Retail shops, restaurants, nightclubs, street musicians and sidewalk artists line it. The Boardwalk has a large sea shell stage where concerts are held several times a year.

Behind it, there is a beach silent except for the sounds of seagulls, and children making sand castles. Most events are held here, including The Lobster Fest, Bushwacker Fest, and the Independence Day fireworks.

 Behind the beach there is a boat dock where anyone can park their boats free of charge.

Fort Pickens is located on Pensacola Beach and visitors can have access to the Gulf Islands National Seashore.  Fort Pickens is a massive brick fortress built before the Civil War.  Fort Pickens was completed in 1834 and used until WWII.    Fort Pickens has changed over the years, so be sure to take the self-guided tour and peel back the layers of history. You’ll see the plaster-lined rooms that were intended as officers’ quarters, and later used to house Apache prisoners. The most famous resident, Geronimo, lived in identical rooms along the south wall, which have since collapsed. Fort Pickens now houses an auditorium, a museum, and a visitors center offering information about the area.  To view Pensacola Beach’s history, click on Pensacola Beach History for a connection to the Beach’s historical Society!

The Fort itself is only part of the National Seashore’s attractions: the boundary stretches back seven miles (11 km). (Fodor’s rates Ft. Pickens’ beaches the best in Florida.) So whether you take the bike trail or the highway, you’ll find campgrounds, nature trails, and miles and miles of protected beaches perfect for sand dollar and sea shell hunting, and for picking through flotsam washed ashore from the high seas and exotic foreign ports.

Interesting Novelty houses seen

on HGTV Extreme Homes Channel

Dome of a Home, Pensacola Beach, Florida

Futuro house, Pensacola Beach, Florida

THIS HOME SHOWN IN THE BEGINNING
OF EXTREME HOMES ON HGTV usually has
Alien Head looking out the window.  It  has
a sense of fun.  MUFON’s yearly convention
has been held on Pensacola Beach.

Pensacola Beach is home to several “novelty houses”, including a house with a UFO-shaped Futuro attached as a second story. This Futuro house is sometimes called the “Alien Saucer” or “Spaceship House”,  Another novelty house is the “Dome of a Home”, a home in the form of a large concrete dome, designed to structurally withstand hurricane-force winds and storm surge.  Both homes have been featured on HGTV’s extreme homes.

Navarre Beach is a LAID-BACK Family area type of beach to de-stress!  Tucked away on the eastern edge of Santa Rosa Island between the Gulf Islands National Seashore and a county apark, Navarre Beach’s emerald colored waters reflect gently on the Sugary white sandy beaches!  It has a nature based venue torelax and a slower pace where one can find miles of beaches undeveloped to swim, sunbathe, walk, look for shells, fly a kite, read a book or go for a beachside biking excursion.  The Navarre Beach Park opened in 2008 and it is free; offering 11 gazebos, covered picnic areas, restrooms and free music in the park! This location is the Pearl of navarre.

If you are looking for a easier, laid back life style, consider Pensacola!  Call me to schedule viewing a new home for you!      877-461-9907 toll free

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