Most Pensacola RV parks and campgrounds are located right on the coast and are typically just outside urban areas. There are several near downtown, and a cluster to the north near Ensley. Most visitors to the region are interested in beach camping, or at least camping on the Gulf. Indeed, some of the best RV parks in Florida are here in the panhandle.
Navarre Beach, located on the Santa Rosa Island breakwater, is one of the most popular spots in the area, and it’s really no wonder. The sand on this thin strand of land is as white as it gets, the water is warm, crystal clear, and free of gators. So when snow white sand can be found only a bridge away from metros like Pensacola, Mobile, and Panama City, it’s easy to understand why so many folks come here for beach camping or RV camping on the gulf.
Pensacola is home to the National Naval Aviation Museum, several art museums and galleries, an archaeology resource center, an historic village, a children’s museum, several picturesque lighthouses, and Main Street historic homes. The area restaurants emphasize fresh-caught seafood, and tend to celebrate the area’s Cajun presence.
For day trippers, venture out to one of the many area parks, forests, and seashores when you get a minute. Gulf Islands National Seashore would be atop most lists, with its historic forts, cannons pointed seaward, and immaculate beaches where fishing, swimming, boating, camping, and fishing are all permitted. Other popular area state parks include Perdido Key, Big Lagoon, Tarkiln Bayou Preserve, and Blackwater River. Most of these designated areas protect the delicate coastal ecosystem, which in turn protects houses and people further inland. Mangroves, palm trees, and rare birds abound.