Friday, June 06, 2008

A Summer Day at Pensacola Beach

Snow drifts in January? Or white sand beach in June?
Yesterday we drove over to Pensacola Beach for lunch. After we ate we drove down Fort Pickens Road. The beach is famous for the sugar-white sand. It's so white it can look like snow. The photo above may look like winter in New England, but it's June in Northwest Florida. The temperature was 95 degrees (35C).

Pensacola Beach's water tower We ate at a favorite beach restaurant, Flounder's Chowder House. It has indoor/outdoor dining and a view of Quietwater Beach and Santa Rosa Sound. The decor is funky seaside kitsch. There are lots of huge stuffed fish all around. A real shrimp boat is in the parking lot by the entrance. Over the tables inside there are dozens of old out-board motors clamped to the roof beams. All this and the food and service are really good too.

Jack got this photo of the classic beach ball water tower on Pensacola Beach.

Big Fish Decor

Santa Rosa Sound at Flounder's

On the Beach at Flounder's Chowder House

1 comment:

HawaiiVacationGifts said...

I bet this place has been used as a location spot for movies! What fun!!