Escambia County Offers Safety Tips for the Weekend

Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Escambia County Offers Safety Tips for the Weekend

Escambia County Shares Safety Tips for Blue Angels Weekend

With the Blue Angels ready to take to the skies for the Pensacola Beach Air Show, be sure to follow these tips from Escambia County for a safe, fun weekend in the sun:

Traffic

  • Leave early. Traffic will be heavy, and parking is limited on Pensacola Beach.
  • Get in the fast lane to the beach with SunPass® and the reduced-price Pensacola Beach Annual Pass. Watch this video for everything you need to know about SunPass, or visit MyEscambia.com/PensacolaBeachPass.
  • If parking is full in the core areas, take advantage of the free Pensacola Beach trolleys offered by the Santa Rosa Island Authority. East and west parking lots will be serviced by trolleys and will take beachgoers to and from Casino Beach. Click here for information on the increased public trolley services.
  • Remember that access into and exiting the Casino Beach parking lot along Via De Luna Drive and Fort Pickens Road has been modified. The parking lot now functions in a circular configuration, with one way in and one way out. The only entrance into the parking lot is along Via De Luna Drive next to Sidelines Sports Bar & Restaurant and across the street from Flounder’s Chowder House. The only exit from the parking lot is along Fort Pickens Road near the public restrooms/Public Safety Building. 

Water Safety

Beach Rules
 

  • Remember to "leave no trace" and keep Pensacola Beach sea turtle-friendly. Properly dispose of trash, fill in any holes in the sand and remove belongings from the beach at the end of the day. This includes not leaving any personal property unattended on the sandy gulf beach from sunset until sunrise like umbrellas, tents, beach toys and chairs. Click here to view the Leave No Trace ordinance.
  • Follow all Pensacola Beach rules, including:
    • Glass containers are not allowed on the beach.
    • The west side of the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier is an alcohol-free zone.
    • Open containers are not allowed off the boardwalk or outside any establishment.
    • No alcohol can be consumed in any parking lot on Santa Rosa Island.
    • No grills are allowed on the beach.
    • Dogs other than service animals are not permitted on the any of the beaches except in designated dog parks. Click here to view complete rules and boundaries for Pensacola Beach dog parks.
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