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26 Mar 2024
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Pensacola Beach Area Guide

If you’re craving a vacation that’s equal parts relaxing and adventurous, look no further than Portofino Island Resort. Not only is our Pensacola Beach home to countless things to do, but it’s also close to numerous Florida Emerald Coast beaches. These sandy shorelines are among some of the best in the country, and for good reason.

3 Special Things About the Florida Emerald Coast Beaches:

1. Soft, Sugar-White Sand

Several different types of sand can be found at beaches. The shoreline of Emerald Coast beaches is lined with sugar-white sand. Because it doesn’t have little pebbles or rocks like other beaches, you can comfortably walk barefoot without worrying about stepping on anything that may hurt. 

This type of sand is comprised of ultra-fine, mineral sand with a high percentage of organic granules. It is made from pure white quartz crystal, which helps give it a different look and feel.

2. Clear, Emerald Green Waters

This region gets its name from the emerald-green waters of the coastline. A number of things help give the water its unique color, including a high population of phytoplankton. These organisms absorb solar energy through chlorophyll, a green pigment. High concentrations of this pigment from the phytoplankton help give the Emerald Coast beaches their color. The waters also look stunningly green thanks to the whiteness of both the beachline and the seafloor. 

3. Endless Activities to Enjoy for All Beach Goers

One of the best things about visiting the Emerald Coast beaches is the variety of activities you can enjoy. This is especially true for guests at our resort, thanks to Adventure Beach. Spend time out on the water kayaking, surfing, or stand-up paddleboarding. If you’re new or inexperienced in any of these sports, our Adventure team is here to help teach you the basics.

There’s also fun to be had on dry land. Rent beach chairs and soak in the sun while reading your favorite page-turner. You can also enjoy classic beach games like cornhole, volleyball, and spike ball.

In addition to Adventure Beach, guests can visit Adventure Cove. The seasonal Sound side waterpark features inflatable slides, a water trampoline, and more. You can also enjoy plenty of other aquatic activities like parasailing, riding on sea-doos, and sailing. To learn more about adding the above adventures to your reservation, call 877-484-3405.

Experience the beauty of Emerald Coast beaches for yourself by reserving your stay at Portofino Island Resort today!