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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 26, 2011|
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Join the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department for their bi-annual fundraiser. Cooking up nearly 7,000 pounds of sausage as well as german cabbage, potato salad and much more, the Elberta Town Council invite you to join them, as well as 230 arts & crafts vendors for an afternoon of food and fun! Located a short drive from Perdido Key, Florida. Admission is free.
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.
|April 13, 2011|
Grab a blanket and a spot on the lawn at the Seaside Amphitheater as they welcome Josh Hoge for a evening of live entertainment.
|April 5, 2011|
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Come to the Alys Beach Amphitheatre for the showing of Toy Story 3! Bring a blanket and get comfortable as you enjoy a spring evening on the Beaches of South Walton.
|April 23, 2011|
If you feel like getting a little exercise on your next trip to the Forgotten Coast, sign up for Beach Blast Sprint Olympic Triathlon and Duathlon! Participants will run, bike, and swim in a race of speed and endurance. Head over to Veteran’s Memorial Park of Beacon Hill afterwards to celebrate.
|April 1, 2011|
April 1 through April 29th, head to Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe, Florida on the Forgotten Coast for the Ling Ding 2011 cobia tournament!
|April 29, 2011||to||May 1, 2011|
Enjoy on of the area’s largest crawfish boils at The 27th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival. Enjoy food, fun and live music during this three day festival held along the beautiful waterfront of downtown Pensacola.
|March 18, 2011||to||March 20, 2011|
Are you a country music fan? Then make Beulahfest 2011 a part of your Pensacola Beach vacation! This three day event, held at the Escambia County Equestrian Center, will feature headlining acts such as John Michael Montgomery and Sammy Kershaw, rides, food and much more!