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Quietwater Beach in Pensacola

711 Quietwater Beach Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561, USA

sunrise to sunset


swim, outdoor-adventures

The Quietwater bayside is aptly named, and a great spot to kick back and enjoy a relaxing day.

The Quietwater Beach area is popular for families and all ages.  You'll see boats tied up, kayakers, SUP and sandcastle building in this popular spot.  People love the bayside for calm waters.  Parents will love the proximity of the playground which is a great option for beach and playground in one day without having to leave and find a new destination.  This beach access area has restrooms, picnic shelters, access to restaurants (ranging from pizza and ice cream to sit-down options).  It's popular and can get crowded but there's plenty of beach to share and enjoy.  Parking can be busy but just bring your patience and head out early to grab the best parking spots AND the perfect place to unpack for the day. 

Stop by the boardwalk to shop or grab a bite to eat. Throughout the year, day or night, you will find live entertainment under iconic, "The Shell", the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Amphitheatre. It is a remarkable setting for sunset photos and to take in the variety of entertainment to grace its stage. The beautiful beach and sparkling Gulf Coast waters serve as the backdrop for this beautiful venue which is home to a variety of concerts, live entertainment, and special events. But even when there is no scheduled live entertainment, however, Quietwater Beach Boardwalk has so much to offer each and every day of your visit.  The Pensacola Beach Boardwalk includes a selection of dining and quick bite options. Stop into Bamboo Willies Beachside Bar for some great views, a fun atmosphere and famous Fat Tuesday frozen daiquiri’s. The Beachside Cafe’ combines a variety of culinary taste sensations including casual café dining, American, Greek, Mediterranean along as well as an ice cream parlor. 

Beyond the Shell and Amphitheater is what is known as “Mom’s Beach”, a quieter, shallower area of water that is kid-friendly. This is a great area for shelling, spotting hermit crabs, sand dollars and snorkeling.


Parking Good for All Ages Playground Shade Picnic Tables Beach
Thoughtfully captured by:
Michelle Morgan
Michelle was born in Ohio, but after studying in Australia for a year, she longed for a sunny beach climate. She has traveled to 23 countries and throughout the U.S., however her home for the last 25 years has been in Pensacola, FL. Michelle is a licensed private pilot who enjoys four-wheeler riding, boating, hiking, extreme couponing, cooking, and dining at ethnic restaurants. She has a master's from the University of West Florida and works as an Instructional Designer. Her volunteerism includes a program lead for a virtual middle school book club through her employer’s school partnership program. She currently lives on 23 acres with her husband and 6-year-old son who jointly care for their (very large) vegetable and herb gardens. Her family donates any over-abundance of produce to a local church who prepares meals for the homeless. Michelle’s family also includes three adult children (one set of twins) and three grandchildren. She can be found most weekends working on their property or out on a family adventure with one or more kids in tow!
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