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Record Number of Cars Come To Island

Escambia County is excited to announce 22,909 vehicles passed through the Bob Sikes Toll Plaza on Saturday, May 7, 2022, setting a new record. The previous record of 22,555 vehicles occurred on July 1, 2017. During 2021, the Bob Sikes Toll Plaza experienced two days with over 22,000 vehicles including June 26, 2021, with 22,267 vehicles.




Sea Turtle Nesting Season Started May 1

Sea turtle nesting season kicked off in Escambia County as of Sunday, May 1.Lights out! Leave only your footprints! Fill any holes that you dig! Stay out of posted areas. Read Turtle Trax in each edition of Island Times. 




Dogs Allowed Only At Pensacola Beach Dog Parks

By Katie King

Now that spring has arrived and the days are getting longer and warmer, who doesn’t want to go to the beach with their best friend? Dogs are welcome at the designated dog beaches located at parking lots 21.5 and 28.5 only. All other public beach areas and parks on Pensacola Beach are off limits to dogs.




Take a Journey Along the Eco Trail, online

Santa Rosa Island Authority recently launched a new, content-rich website showcasing the many unique creatures and features of the barrier island. PensacolaBeachEcoTrail.com is an extension of the physical Pensacola Beach Footprints in The Sand Eco Trail, which consists of informative, educational signs posted across the island. An interactive map hosted on the website guides visitors along the trail which stretches from just outside the Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens gate to Park East - just before the Opal Beach area.