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Calling all beach goers and outdoorsmen! It is time to save up some money, collect your gear, and head on out to Pensacola Beach, Florida. Don’t forget your sunscreen though. The sun is in full force, a minuscule price to pay for an otherwise gorgeous atmosphere. Whether you want to sit and relax, or you’re a daredevil who can’t get enough, Pensacola beach offers the perfect balance between serenity and action. Do yourself a favor, and come on out here and enjoy the beauty!
 

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One of the first things that will be noticed when coming to Pensacola Beach is the gorgeous white pearls. And  I do not mean jewelry, I mean sand. Yes that is correct. Pensacola Beach has sand that will leave you gasping for breath at the beauty of the sparkling crystals, wondering how this purity is even possible. It has the same consistency as snow, giving it a white Christmas vibe. Who thought that something as simple as sand could be so mesmerizing? Once you are done examining the unbelievable landscape, it’s time to decide whether you are a daredevil or the relaxing type.

I myself am a bit of a daredevil, so I’m going to start off describing these activities (sorry to those who like to relax! Relaxing is great, I just like to get the intense stuff out of the way). First, head on over to Bonifay water sports and let them know what you want to do! Parasailing or jet skiing? The best way to decide is to flip a coin, because they are both positively INSANE. Get ready to get wet, feel invigorated, and experience the full force of water fun! With parasailing, as the parachute opens and you soar to new heights that you didn’t even think could exist, butterflies fill  your stomach. I’m not talking about the sinking feeling, but the one that makes you feel like you could fly (It’s a good thing that you are strapped in, because you seriously might try to take off flying on your own). After that, if budget allows, go jet skiing. There are two types of Jet Skis: One that goes from 50 to 60 MPH, and one that goes from 60 to 70 MPH. For the first time, I would recommend the former. You really won’t notice much of a difference in speed. On a jet ski, you will enter a fantasy world, pretending to be in a chase scene in a movie. The inner child comes out in you as, once again, you get intense butterflies in your stomach, flying through the water at unbelievable speeds. 

Alright, take a deep breath, close your eyes, and be ready to engage in some real relaxation. It’s time to head to the pier.  So grab a coca cola, open up that lawn chair, and get ready for some well deserved rest and relaxation. Viewing a sunset, or sitting still not your thing? No problem. Head to the right of the pier and bring a frisbee or football. You’ll have so much fun that time speeds up by an exponential factor. At the end of the day, head on over to Sidelines, a restaurant that offers club sandwiches, burgers, fried pickles, steak, and much more. By this time you will have the beach daze as you reflect upon the amazing adventure you just embarked on. To all my readers, come out to Pensacola Beach, and prepare to be amazed.   

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