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Considered to be “Florida’s First Beach,” the Pensacola Bay Area is located in the northwest corner of Florida along the Gulf Coast. The Pensacola Bay Area offers visitors the best of both worlds: 52 miles of sun-drenched, sugar-white beaches alongside a historic town rich with culture and Southern hospitality.

With its wrought-iron balconies and Old World feel, downtown Pensacola reflects the Pensacola Bay Area’s 450 years of history and tradition, which blend seamlessly with the modern amenities of today. Enchanting brick streets and wide walkways, shaded by like oaks, historic colonial buildings provide the perfect complement to the beach. Residents and visitors alike find wide offerings of local cuisine, nightlife and culture, including the “big five in arts” – ballet, opera, symphony, theater and an accredited museum of the visual arts. 

Today every Navy, Marine and Coast Guard aviator begins his or her training in Pensacola, giving it the nickname the “Cradle of Naval Aviation.” The Pensacola Bay area is proud to call itself home to the renowned Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. The six F/A-18 Hornet pilots are some of the best among Navy and Marine Corps aviators nationwide. Pensacola is also home to the National Naval Aviation Museum, the world’s largest of its kind in the world and one of the most visited museums in the state of Florid