FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my dog to the beach?

Pensacola Beach has two dog-friendly areas, which are open from 7 a.m. to sunset May 1 through October 31, sunrise to sunset November 1 through April 30. The west end park is located at Lot B, the first parking lot past the last condos on the Gulf. The east end park, Lot E, the first parking lot past Portofino. All dogs are required to be on a leash, and signs will be posted to designate dog-friendly areas. Doggie bags, disposable bins and handy wipes will be available at both locations. For more information, please contact the Santa Rosa Island Authority at 850.932.2257.

Can I operate a drone on Pensacola Beach?

Drones may be operated on Pensacola Beach as long as all FAA guidelines/requirements are being followed. Visit https://www.faa.gov/ for more information. 

Can we have a bonfire on the beach?

No fires can be built on the beach. Escambia County ordinance 74-36 (4) prohibits any fires.

How can I get a copy of my lease/sublease?

Contact the Administration Department at the SRIA office 850.932.2257. A copy of your lease and/or sub-lease can be made at a cost of $.15 per page.

Is RV parking allowed on Pensacola Beach?

The only RV parking on the Island is at Fort Pickens and at Pensacola Beach RV Resort. RV parking in any public parking lot prohibited per Escambia County ordinance Section 94-7.

What size tents are permitted?

Any tent smaller than 10′ x 12′ can be set up without a permit from SRIA or Escambia County.

When do beach trolleys run?

4pm-midnight daily from May 27, 2024- September 2, 2024. You can find more information here.

Where can I find walkover/parking lot information?

Walkover, parking lot numbers, emergency access and virtual mile marker information can be found here.