Tips For A Fun And Safe Pensacola Beach Air Show

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    Warm sand between your toes. The cool breeze off of the Gulf. Pristine waters gently sway before you while the iconic Blue Angels perform above in the sky. These images bring thousands of people to beach each year.

    However, remember there are still a few subtle rules that will make your experience top notch. Saturday, July 14 will surely be a day to remember, but if you’ve never been or if you’re looking for the best tips and tricks, you’ve come to the right place.

    Even though the Blue Angels perform at 2 pm, you should try to leave early. There are limited places to park and the bridges back up early. Make sure to be on a look out for pedestrians and bicyclists.

    Try something new and ditch the hot car ride to the beach, and take advantage of the ferry. The ferry picks up from Downtown Pensacola and drops off at Quietwater Beach and Fort Pickens starting at 7 am. Three trolleys and 10 additional buses will operate from Park West to Park East as well.

    Temperatures are going to be a high of 91 degrees, so remember to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. There is a possibility of scattered showers so bring and umbrella and stay tuned for WEAR Channel 3 for the latest weather updates.

    A few helpful items to bring in addition:

    • Cooler
    • Drinks (no glass containers)
    • Hat
    • Change of Clothes or cover ups
    • Hand Fan
    • Towel
    • Chairs
    • Beach Umbrella
    • Sunglasses
    • Cash
    • Beach Blanket
    • Toys for the Kiddos
    • Book or magazine
    • Trash Bags / grocery bags

    As always, make sure to “Leave No Trace” and keep Pensacola Beach beautiful and ecologically friendly. This isn’t just a nicety, it’s the law. Make sure to clean up after you and your family so we all can enjoy the beach! Click here to view the full ordinance

    There’s no better way to wait for the Blue Angels to perform than relaxing at the beach. However, no one is allowed in the water while the Blues perform. Obey your life guards. They are there to ensure your safety!

    Click here to watch the Pensacola Beach Lifeguards explain the flag system

    Click here to see the current flag

    To see My Escambia’s full list of safety tips, click here.

    For all of your coverage of the Pensacola Beach Airshow, tune in to WEAR Channel 3.

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