Santa Rosa Island Authority

Bands on the Beach

Free concert featuring Continuum on Pensacola Beach from 7 to 9 p.m. Located at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, spectators are encouraged to take their own lawn chairs and blankets. Pets and glass are prohibited. For more information, visit www.visitpensacolabeach.com

Bands on the Beach

This free concert series features the Bay Bridge Band from 7-9 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach. Spectators are encouraged to take their own lawn chairs and blankets. Pets and glass are prohibited. Bands on the Beach concerts will feature a Taste of the Beach restaurant and signature dish each week. Dishes priced […]

Bands on the Beach

Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series features The Hushpuppies from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion on Casino Beach.  The event is open to the public.  Spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets; however, pets and glass bottles are prohibited. For more information, visit www.visitpensacolabeach.com.

Bands on the Beach

Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series features Deception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion on Casino Beach.  The event is open to the public.  Spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets; however, pets and glass bottles are prohibited. For more information, visit www.visitpensacolabeach.com.

Chair rentals cause visitor complaints

Chair rentals cause visitor complaints

The summer tourist season is in full swing on Navarre Beach, and west of the fishing pier, lines of bright blue and green umbrellas once again dot the waterline courtesy of rental companies. These wooden, collapsible chairs with matching sun shades offer visitors relief from carrying their belongings to the water. Pay a fee, and […]

Navarre Beach renewal in line behind Sarasota

Navarre Beach renewal in line behind Sarasota

When Weeks Marine Inc. postponed its scheduled restoration of Pensacola Beach last week it seemed to signal that the company could start dredging and filling on Navarre Beach as planned on or about April 1. That’s because some of the same equipment and crew members used in filling in Pensacola Beach with sand dredged from […]

Island authority director steps down

Island authority director steps down

Buck Lee, who has served as the executive director of the Santa Rosa Island Authority since April 2005, has resigned, effective Jan. 15, according to published reports. Lee is responsible for implementing the plans and programs established by direction of the Santa Rosa Island Authority board and administering the daily support operations of the authority, […]

Jellyfish get in the swim with summer tourists

Jellyfish get in the swim with summer tourists

Purple flags have been waving along Navarre Beach for a good part of the summer, alerting swimmers to “dangerous marine life” in the Gulf of Mexico. Although no one keeps official records on jellyfish stings, lifeguards at Pensacola Beach said they have been consoling and treating dozens of victims daily through most of July. August […]

Red, White and Blues Week

Red, White and Blues Week

Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Buck Lee has one piece of advice for those planning to enjoy the Pensacola Beach Air Show this weekend. “Get here early.” Lee said he expects larger than normal crowds since the Blue Angels were not able to fly last year. “Typically the main parking areas start to fill […]