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Beach and Coastal Management

Beach Restoration
The NASP Complex has approximately 17 miles of shoreline within the coastal management areas of Bayou Grande, Pensacola Bay, Perdido Bay, and the Intracoastal Waterway at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico. The Navy works to preserve and, where possible, restore these pristine beach zones to their natural habitat. These projects entail working heavily with other agencies and groups on native vegetation plantings, performing coastal area surveys, and ensuring appropriate recreational use of the beach and dune areas.  Please do your part by keeping our shorelines clean and free of litter.  Prevent beach erosion by staying off dunes and beach vegetation and by using beach walkovers.

NAS Pensacola takes pride in its pristine, beautiful beaches. This pride is shown through the selfless volunteers of our adopt-a-beach groups who give their time to come and clean stretches of coastline. Through the hard work of these organizations, our beaches will continue to be among the most scenic and picturesque in all of Florida.

These groups include:

  • Chief Petty Officers Association
  • Sherman Field Air Traffic Control
  • Corry Child Development Center
  • VT-10
  • Naval Hospital 2nd Class Petty Officers Association
  • NAS Port Operations
  • AMS-2 Marines
  • NATTC 1st Class Petty Officers Association
  • Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
International Coastal Cleanup

Every September for the past 20 years, NAS Pensaocla has been a part of the International Coastal Cleanup project. This international effort is supported by a extensive network of private industries, government agencies, and civic organizations that work to clean up the Earth’s shorelines. For more information about the international coastal cleanup click here.

Things You Can Do to Prevent Water Pollution

*Use fertilizers sparingly and according to product instructions.  Consider planting native plant species that will not need fertilizers, as much water, or intensive upkeep.

*Never dump anything down storm drains or to gutters.  Keep gutters and drains debris free.  Trash and debris can clog storm water systems and be transported to waterways, posing a hazard to wildlife.

*Plant trees and vegetate bare spots in your yard to prevent erosion.

*Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces.

*Check your vehicle for any leaks.

*Utilize the official installation wash racks or local car wash locations instead of spreading detergents to water systems.

*Know what to do in case of a spill and who to notify.

Each individual can make a difference!

Pets on Beaches

Pets are only allowed on NAS Pensacola beaches from the seawall walking path westward to the Oak Grove Campground. Currently, this area is the only area where pets are allowed on the beach in Escambia & Santa Rosa counties. Be responsible to ensure this privilege continues.  Pets are not allowed west of the Campground to Trout Point, including the Trout Point Nature Trail, Lake Frederic area, Magazine Point or NATTC beaches. Pets must be on a leash and waste must be removed and disposed of properly.  Control your pet all all times and do not harass wildlife. 


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