Tag Archives: Beaches of Northwest Florida
It’s been one year since the explosion of Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 men, injured more and set off the largest accidental marine oil spill in history. The spill impacted many lives, the economy, wildlife habitats and tourism to our beloved Gulf Coast.
Many of these impacts are still felt all along the beaches, in many homes and businesses, but, just one short year later, we want people to know that the Gulf Coast is open for business and as beautiful as it ever was. The restaurants are open, the boats are coming back with record catches and we’re serving up some of the freshest (and safest!) seafood you can find. Your favorite attractions, like waterparks, charter fishing and dolphin cruises, are open and waiting for you. And, of course, our beaches are still perfectly white and clean. Check out the video above, shot just last week, of Pensacola Beach full of people and gorgeous as usual. For the latest beach updates and pictures, check our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
We’d like to take today to remember those who lost their lives during this terrible disaster and to thank those who worked to keep our beaches clean and safe for us and our visitors. And a big thank you to all of our guests, both for staying with us last year and for continuing to visit the Gulf Coast. We can’t wait to see you back on the beaches again this year!
|March 22, 2011||to||March 26, 2011|
Come to Perdido Key, Florida and delight in food, fun, games, rides and much more at the first annual Perdido Springfest & Fair. The event is hosted by Liberty Church on Blue Angel Parkway.
Vision Airlines has announced their Sensational Spring Break $59* Seat Sale to Florida has been extended through March 19, 2011 at midnight! Book your seats now and fly between March 25, 2011-September 10, 2011 and you could fly for as low as $59, one way. That’s cheaper than a tank of gas!
Fly from 16 southern U.S. departure cities, as well as Niagara Falls, New York to Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS). VPS serves the entire Emerald Coast, from Pensacola Beach to Destin and out to Panama City Beach! Book today, seats are limited!
Are you still looking for that perfect family-friendly vacation? Does floating down a relaxing lazy river, gazing at a 10 foot waterfall while the kids play in the zero-entry, gulf front pool sound like the beach getaway your family has been longing for? Look no further than Waterscape Resort and our new units #513A and #529A!
Both of these spectacular 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condominiums comfortably sleep eight and offer luxurious accommodations complete with free internet, TV/DVD players and kitchens complete with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Enjoy the resort amenities including fitness center, stunning pools, community hottub, beach access and much, much more!
Gulf Islands National Seashore has announced they will be offering opportunities to experience the breathtaking beach sunset and moonrise from the Fort Pickens area, near the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach, Florida.
On Friday, March 18 at 7PM or Monday, May 16 at 7:30 PM, join a park ranger for a guided, hour-long program celebrating the night sky and the rich, natural history of the seashore. The program begins near the Langdon Beach parking area and conclude about .5 mile down the beach.
While the program is free, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area.Participants should be prepared to walk in soft sand and bring a beach chair or blanket to watch the sunset.
|October 8, 2011|
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Don’t miss the Thunder Angels of Panama City’s 7th Annual Tickled Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run. Registration begins at 9:00 AM at Club Flashbacks (Hwy 231 & Penny Road).
You’re $10 poker sheet donation benefits “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”. Stay after the ride for music, food, and prizes.
How would you describe your perfect beach getaway? Does it include quiet relaxation, tranquil beaches, unique shopping and local dining? If you said yes to any of these, then a stay at The Holliday House or Moon & Stars is for you!
Both of these beautiful, 3 bedroom beach homes are located in WindMark Beach, near Port St. Joe, Florida. Spend a fun-filled day exploring the area by bike or grab a kayak and head for the nearby bay. For an evening out, head over to the nearby Town Center before taking a moonlit stroll on the white shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
Over the weekend, hundreds gathered to pay tribute to the “Godfather of Gulf Coast Surfing” on the shores of Pensacola Beach. Yancy Spencer III died of a heartattack early last week after spending the day in California doing what he loved most, surfing.
A traditional Hawaiian paddle-out seems like the perfect way to honor a man known locally as a valued businessman, surfer, family man and friend.
|March 18, 2011|
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|May 16, 2011|
|7:30 pm||to||8:30 pm|
Join a park ranger of the Fort Pickens area, a short drive down Pensacola Beach, for an hour-long program celebrating the beauty of the beach sunset and rich, natural history of the seashore.
Participants should be prepared to walk a half mile in the soft sand, and bring a beach chair or blanket to enjoy the program. The event is free, but there is an $8 admission fee to the Fort Pickens beach area.
Vision Airlines has announced their Sensational Spring Break $59* Seat Sale to Florida! Book now and fly between March 25, 2011-September 10, 2011 and you could fly for as low as $59!
Vision Airlines is the newest addition to the family of carriers flying to Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS). VPS serves the entire Emerald Coast, from Pensacola Beach to Destin and out to Panama City Beach! Vision airlines is offering this great flight from 16 southern U.S. departure cities, as well as Niagara Falls, NY.
Book today, seats are limited!