After a scrumptious lunch, it was off to the Pier. You pay to go on the pier, either to fish or walk, and in return you don't have to have a fishing license. A military fishing permit was $6.50.
The pier stretches out across the emerald green waters over 1470 Feet beyond 2 sand bars. The pier is also the vantage point for some of the greatest sunsets on Pensacola Beach! From here, you can watch marine life, surfing as well as fishermen and women reeling in their catch.
You can catch King & Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Pompano, Mahi Mahi, Flounder, Whiting, Blue Fish, Tarpon, Bonito, Red Fish just to name a few. In the winter, you can also catch many nice red fish and sheephead around the pier. Several Sailfish weighing 50 pounds or more has also been caught off the end of the pier when the blue water is in close.
We only caught barnacle fish, but it was great, just the same.