Across the bay from Pensacola is Santa Rosa, the barrier island that runs 60 miles from Fort Walton Beach. If you are looking for mile after mile of stunning beaches and windswept dunes then this could really be paradise. Some of the beaches such as Pensacola Beach have fishing and watersports rental, but others such as the Gulf Island National Seashore are genuinely undeveloped and delightfully natural.
Open air cafes by day, candlelit restaurants by night - all serving the best in southern hospitality! At the forefront of the Emerald Coast story is that they strive to balance the quality of life for residents and visitors with preserving the heritage and environment for all.