Bored? Hit the Boardwalk!

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Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Beat your boredom with a trip to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, a colorful place with a colorful assortment of shops, restaurants, bars, watersports vendors and more.

If You’re Hungry (or Thirsty …)

There’s something for everyone on the Boardwalk, from small bites to big, um … beers.

Bamboo Willies
This is the happening hot spot for the daiquiri sipping crowd – with 10 frozen flavors and a nice selection of draft and bottled beers. On the weekends, you can dance to live music on the large open-air deck.

Boardwalk Café
This casual café offers American, Mediterranean and Greek favorites and is also home to an ice cream parlor.

Cactus Flower Café
Dip your chip into freshly made guacamole to start your California style Mexican meal. Try a wine margarita!

Ernest Hemingway might have spent a morning on the upper deck, watching the seagulls and penning a chapter or two. This island-inspired restaurant is popular for Sunday brunch.

The cups runneth over at this wings-and-beer chain, made famous by its pretty waitresses in tiny tank tops.

Papa’s Pizza
Huge pies with great flavor combinations and perfectly thin crust. Pick one up to take back to your beachfront hotel, or dine in.

The Wine Bar
This is a perfect date-night bistro, sophisticated and quiet, with a nice ambiance. Nibble imported cheeses and sample wines by the flight, then pick a bottle to take home.

If You Forgot to Pack Your Beachwear …

These boardwalk retailers will have you decked out in island style in no time.

Envie Boutique
Find designer brands for men, women and children at this boutique style store – adding a touch of flair to your vacation that will remind you of your trip to the beach.

Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co.
The racks at Go Fish are a veritable rainbow of island chic coverups, dresses and laid-back beachwear. You’ll look like you just stepped off a yacht.

The International Boutique and Gift Shop
With a world traveler from Dublin as this shop’s owner, you can bet you’ll find something unique and chic to take home with you.

Islanders Coastal Outfitter
With several shops along the Emerald Coast, Islanders carries all the best surf brands, like Oakley, Hurley, Quicksilver, Volcom, Costa and more. Need new sunglasses? Stop here.

Salty Beach Outfitters
Dress like a local with a visit to Salty Beach, where casual Southern style is sold – from flip-flops to comfy tees.

If You Want a Fun Photo Memory of Your Stay …

Head to the center of the Boardwalk to take your picture in the giant seashell, which also plays backdrop to an array of concerts and events throughout the year.