Quietwater Beach Snorkeling

The 12th most popular snorkel dive spot in Florida Panhandle.

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Southeast of Pensacola, the snorkeling at Quietwater Beach is ideal for children. In 2017, the Santa Rosa Island Authority, in cooperation with Escambia County, created a Childrens Snorkeling Reef at Quiet Beach Park. There are numerous informational signs to help teach kids about the aquatic marine life. There are four poles marking the corners of the designated snorkeling zone.

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, Quietwater Beach is the 12th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 12 snorkeling dives in Florida Panhandle. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Quietwater Beach including Pensacola Beach Gulf Snorkel Reef, Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary, Pensacola Beach Bay Snorkel Reef, Fort Pickens Jetties, Deadmans Island Snorkeling Trail and Catherine Wreck.

MORE INFORMATION

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

Average Difficulty:  Easy

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

GPS:  30.33537, -87.141154

Date Published:  8/25/2017

Date Updated:  10/20/2017

ID:  25208

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