Built in 1859, the Pensacola Lighthouse is near the Naval Aviation Museum and remains an active navigational guide with its bright beacon that's visible for 27 miles. Climb the 177 steps to the very top and you’ll be rewarded with some fantastic photo opportunities and one of the most stunning views on the Gulf Coast. The lighthouse is rumored to be haunted by the late owners of the land it sits upon and has even been featured on the program “Ghost Hunters.”
Travel Tips: The Pensacola Lighthouse sits on NAS Pensacola so all visitors 18 and older must present IDs. Climbers must be 44" tall or 7 years of age or older to be allowed up the tower. Shoes must have a secure back (no flip-flops) and may not have a spiked heel. Daily admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 years old and younger, seniors 65 years and older and military personnel.
There's a lot more to do in and around Perdido Key than just enjoying our beautiful Gulf of Mexico and dazzling white sandy beaches. No matter what season you visit, you'll find a long list of fun adventures waiting to be had, from live music to art festivals to baby animal zoo adventures to outlet shopping, Blue Angels, exploring history, golfing, fishing, stargazing, nature trails, kayaking...the list is endless!