Frequently Asked Questions

Lease Fee Reduction Policy
  • How can I get a copy of my lease/sub-lease?
  • Contact the Administration Department at the SRIA office 850.932.2257. A copy of your lease and/or sub-lease can be made at a cost of $.15 per page.

  • What size of tents are permitted?
  • Any tent smaller than 10' x 12' can be set up without a permit from SRIA or Escambia County.

  • Can we have a bonfire on the beach?
  • No fires can be built on the beach. Escambia County ordinance 74-36 (4) prohibits any fires.

  • Can I bring my dog/pet out on the beach?
  • Pensacola Beach has two dog-friendly areas, which are open from 7 a.m. to sunset May 1 through October 31, sunrise to sunset November 1 through April 30. The west end park is located at Lot 21.5, the first parking lot past the last condos on the Gulf. The east end park, Lot 28.5, the first parking lot past Portofino. Numbers 59 and 83 on our reference map here.

    All dogs are required to be on a leash, and signs will be posted to designate dog-friendly areas. Doggie bags, disposable bins and handy wipes will be available at both locations. For more information, please contact the Santa Rosa Island Authority at 850.932.2257.

  • When do the beach trolleys run?
  • The free beach trolleys run from 5:00pm until 1:00am seven days a week. You can find more information here.

  • Is RV parking allowed on Pensacola Beach?
  • The only RV parking on the Island is at Fort Pickens and at Pensacola Beach RV Resort. RV parking in any public parking lot prohibited per Escambia County ordinance Section 94-7.

  • Where can I find walkover/parking lot information?
  • Walkover, parking lot numbers, emergency access and virtual mile marker information can be found here.