On social media, I see common problem-solving questions repeated daily regarding traffic or beach conditions. The Internet provides a wealth of information, but sometimes there’s so much that finding all the things in one spot can be difficult.
The following is a list of handy websites that problem solves 7 common questions, other than food and activities when visiting Pensacola Beach:
IS TODAY A GREEN-FLAG DAY? Check beach conditions via Pensacola Beach Lifeguards
This social media account gives the date, flag color, surf level, weather, and water temperature. Posts are accompanied by a current photo of the conditions.
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF TRAFFIC IS BACKED UP ON THE BRIDGE? You can see the live webcams on the Three-Mile Bridge courtesy of the Florida Department of Transportation Live Camera
This site provides different camera angles for various locations on the Three-Mile Bridge connecting downtown Pensacola to Gulf Breeze.
IS THE PARKING LOT ON THE BEACH FULL? These live webcams show the Casino Beach parking lot, as well as inbound and outbound beach traffic courtesy of the My Escambia Pensacola Beach Bridge Live Cameras and Beach Updates
Pensacola Beach Bridge Cameras are provided by the South Harbour Condominium Association. This link provides a live shot of the Casino Beach parking lot and both in and outbound traffic via the Pensacola Beach bridge.
In addition, there are flag colors, tomorrow’s flag forecasts, and estimated travel times to the beach.
For detailed weather reports, visit the National Weather Service page here. This link includes a detailed report on both wind and marine conditions.
WHERE DO I REPORT AN INJURED ANIMAL OR A POSSIBLE SEA TURTLE NEST? To report someone disturbing a sea turtle nest or an injured, dead, or harassed sea turtle call Wildlife Alert 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922) or report it online. Cell phone users can also call *FWC or #FWC, or send a text to Tip@MyFWC.com. You can also click this link https://app.myfwc.com/LE/WildlifeAlert/Default.aspx
DO I NEED A LICENSE TO FISH FROM THE SHORE? WHAT ABOUT MY KID? All the information you need about saltwater fishing license requirements, costs, and where to obtain them is located here.
For all other tourism questions, visit https://www.visitpensacolabeach.com/ for more!
Have a ball at the beach!