The Pensacola Beach Pavilion, the streets lined with picket fences and wood villa-houses with porches and tin roofs, the Historical Museum, the Ruskin Place, the Holy Ghost Shell, the Red Coral Beach all create supremely satisfying photographs. So you can hardly take a bad photo in Seaside.
And an easy walk all over Pensacola is peace of cake to see the fanciful and perfectly designed, some small, lovely shops (no rock-music!), including an open-air marketplace, selling wares from clothing to beach toys.
What to buy: Don't expect multiplied malls, though you can find designers like Hilfiger, Armani and Calvin Klein. And donot forget to post a Seaside post-card at the only postoffice you can find here. Cannot miss it,... this cute Barbie-like white little house, right in front of the Amphitheatre ... for sure your family, your loved-ones, will love this beautiful spotlight you have visited.
What to pay: ... depends ... waht postcard, and to where?
these are the names of three stores that you could actually walk between. Typical beachware, shells, flags, and Island Style is smaller but with more unique items (I actually spent money in THIS one).
There weren't many places of business open out on Pensacola Beach. This was one of them. You can see the construction in the background.
What to buy: Booze