Pensacola Beach Bay Snorkel Reef Snorkeling

The 4th most popular snorkel dive spot in Florida Panhandle.

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Southeast of Pensacola, the snorkeling at Pensacola Beach Bay Snorkel Reef offers the chance to explore a large offshore artificial reef. The Pensacola Beach Bay Snorkel Reef (aka Park West Snorkel Reef) was installed by the Escambia County Marine Resources Division in water ranging from 7 to 10 feet deep. During an artificial reef snorkeling dive off Pensacola, you may encounter a large quantity of marine life.

The Escambia County is expanding the Pensacola Beach Bay Snorkel Reef to the north in December 2012 with three new concrete reef modules and 10 tons of faux ballast rock.

The Pensacola Beach Bay Snorkel Reef is accessed from the parking lot on the north side of Fort Pickens Road. To reach the snorkeling off the panhandle of Florida by air, you will need to fly into either Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) or Northwest Florida Beaches Airport (ECP) north of Panama City.

Note: a diver-down flag is highly recommended. It is actually required by Florida Law.

Overall, Pensacola Beach Bay Snorkel Reef is the 4th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 16 snorkeling dives in Florida Panhandle. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Pensacola Beach Bay Snorkel Reef including Pensacola Beach Gulf Snorkel Reef, Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary, Fort Pickens Jetties, Deadmans Island Snorkeling Trail, Quietwater Beach and Catherine Wreck.

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Pensacola Beach Bay Snorkeling Reef (FL)

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Local Contact(s):  Escambia County Marine Resources Division (850) 595-3476; Florida Tourism (850) 488-5607

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Florida" from Brad Bertelli

Recommended Map:  "Pensacola Recreation Dive Map" from Top Spot

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Fort Pickens campgrounds; Travelodge Pensacola Beach

Luxury Loding:  The High Seas Inn (865) 446-0182

Reference Source:  click here http://www.myescambia.com/community/snorkeling-reefs

Article Source:   Best Pensacola Beach Bay Snorkel Reef Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=23845

GPS:  30.327861, -87.181234

Date Published:  12/28/2011

Date Updated:  11/19/2016

ID:  23845

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