It's quite obvious to anyone who has walked one of the Emerald Coast's beaches that the sand here is among the whitest,cleanest and softest in the world. What you may not know,however, is that when you walk
on the beaches here, you're actually walking on the mountains-the Appalachian Mountains, that is.
Fondest memory: The sand of beach is comprised mainly of quartz washed
down from the mountains by teh Apalachicola River,
160 miles east of Pensacola Beach.It is this quartz, ground to a perfect oval in each grain of sand, that makes the beach 'squeak' when you walk on it.
Normally, such quartz has a rosy pink tint because of
its iron oxide coating but the sugary-white quartz teh Emerald Coast lost its coating somewhere along its watery journey thousand of years ago.No one knows exactly how or why.
What scientist do know, however, it that erosion of these beautiful sugar-sand beaches can be prevented.
Favorite thing: Perdido Key is a great place to stay- right by the Alabama line- the ever famous Flora-bama bar- to the condo's by the thousands on the beachfront. Great local people to show you where to go adn lots of 'early-bird' restuarant specials.
Favorite thing: Enjoy the serenity of the world's whitest beaches. The glow of the emerald water mixed with the burning orange sunset provides a beautiful scene. Because of Pensacola's hitorical signifigance as the first settlement in North America, standing on the beaches you can imagine that you stand where those who first came to the United States stood.
Favorite thing: Pensacola Beach is growing and nicely, with better services although a larger grocery store would be a welcomed addition. The Beach is a pleasant close retreat from New Orleans not as far a drive as Destin the usual New Orleans beach resort town. And there are new festivals along with the Greek and Mardi Gras celebrations.
Visit Pensacola Beach to surf and fish the most beautiful waters in Florida. Innerlight Surf Shop has all the information you will need to guarantee a good visit to Florida.
Fondest memory: Relaxing under the Florida sun while fishing for some of the most exciting species of saltwater fish or surfing until the fall of night.
Definitely the beaches.
Fondest memory: The beaches are perfectly white, with the multi-shades of blues and greens of the water, the waves crashing upon the shore, the refreshing sea breeze (lol), who could ask for more?
Naval Aviation museum with imax theater
peg leg petes raw oysters on the beach(live music volleyball ool underwhere bar
deepsea fishing scuba diving canoing or tubing down blackwater/golfing tiger point east
lay on the beach in the middle of the national seashore at midnight on a clear night wow
Fondest memory: great people the beach the sunsets the golf courses fishing diving the fresh shrimp and other seafood (Joe Patties south a street on the bay)
Visit the National Aviation Museum. There are a host of different Nightspots and Restaurants such as Seville Quarter and Rosie O'Gradys. And if you Love Seafood, you must shop at Joe PAtti's Seafood.
Fondest memory: Being on Pensacola Beach at Sunset. Also I must say watching the Dolphin play in the harbor at Sunset as well.
Favorite thing: Old and beautiful Episcopal Church that is in the heart of Historic Pensacola Village. The building, at 405 S. Adams Streets, dates from 1832 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Favorite thing: At the beginning of Palafox Pl, a nice area is being developed, centeres on a quay surrounded by luxury lo-rise condos.