Pensacola Bay

Pensacola Bay

Pensacola Bay, inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, 13 mi (21 km) long and c.2.5 mi (4 km) wide, NW Fla.; entered through a narrow channel between Santa Rosa Island and the mainland. The Escambia River flows into the bay from the north, near the city of Pensacola. The Intracoastal Waterway passes through the bay, parts of which are included in Gulf Islands National Seashore (see National Parks and Monuments, table).

Pensacola Bay is a bay located in the northwestern part of Florida, known as the Florida Panhandle.

The bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, is located in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, adjacent to the city of Pensacola, Florida, and is about 13 miles (21 km) long and 2.5 miles (4 km) wide.

The Pensacola Bay Bridge crosses the bay, connecting Pensacola to Gulf Breeze, Florida. The Gulf Islands National Seashore encloses part of the bay, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway runs through a section of the bay. Pensacola Bay leads into Escambia Bay to the north, and to the East Bay (Florida).

See also


  • The Road Atlas '06, Rand McNally, pg. 27
  • NOAA Nautical Charts 11382, 11383, 11384

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