Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How to Look up School Grades in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties in FL!

Back to School is around the corner!
Here are the websites you need to research schools in the Pensacola, FL area.

The first day of school is fast approaching for local families. Both the Escambia and Santa Rosa County School districts begin the school year this Monday, August 20, 2012. 

Tax-free shopping is actually this weekend in our local area- Friday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 5th enjoy tax free savings on many back to school items.

As families prepare for this upcoming school year, we bring you some resources and websites that should answer the questions you have.

If you are new to the area and researching school districts: Start here.
The Florida Department of Education maintains a searchable database of all public school ratings in the state of Florida. To find out how our local schools ranked, search their database here. As you will see, Santa Rosa Schools score better than Escambia County Schools overall.

look up Pensacola, FL School Grades
Escambia County, FL~
This includes the cities of Pensacola, Cantonment, Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach, Century, and Molino.
Santa Rosa County, FL~
Encompassing the cities of Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Pace, and Milton.
Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL ~ #1 in Pensacola Rental Homes & Apartments
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503~ (850) 473 3983
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Pensacola's Running of the Bulls 2012~

Running of the Bulls ~ Pensacola, FL 2012
Pensacola Roller Gurlz & Seville Quarter teamed up to host downtown Pensacola event.

I love finding new, exciting things happening around Pensacola. Recently, I discovered the Pensacola Roller Gurlz.  This all female roller derby team is based out of Pensacola and plays in bouts all over the Gulf Coast.

Running of the Bulls Pensacola, FL 2012

Celebration outside of Seville Quarter for Running of the Bulls
Saturday, July 21, 2012, the Pensacola Roller Gurlz hosted their annual Running of the Bulls event at Seville Quarter in Downtown Pensacola (130 E Government St., Pensacola, FL). The event took place at 9 am.

Over 100 roller derby players from the Gulf Coast Roller Derby Collective participated.  Dressed in red and black and armed with their skates and whiffle bats, roller derby girls chased participants down Government Street.
It was reported that approximately 500 Pensacola residents came out to support local female Roller Derby Teams.

Runners make it to the finish line !
This event is modeled after the New Orleans' Bull Run. While this is only the second bull run hosted in Pensacola, some of the Pensacola Roller Gurlz also participate in New Orleans event. The New Orleans event is much larger with around 5,000 participants. The Gulf Coast Roller Derby Collective hopes to grow Pensacola's event in the years to follow.

Here are some of our favorite photos from the 2012 Pensacola Running of the Bulls.
Runners participate in the 2012 Pensacola Running of the Bulls at Seville Quarter in Downtown Pensacola!

Pensacola area residents having fun at Seville Quarter-
Running of the Bulls Pensacola, FL 2012
Running of the bulls 2012 Pensacola FL
Pensacola Running of the Bulls 2012

 For more information about the Pensacola Roller Gurlz and upcoming roller derby bouts in the Pensacola area, visit their website. The Pensacola Roller Gurlz have bouts annually from February to November.

Until next time,Realty Masters of FL ~ Over 40 homes and apartments for rent!
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

The FL Military Clause Explained~

Breaking your lease with the military clause
Helping you understand your rights and obligations under your Florida lease.

Landlord Tenant Military clause FL statutes
2012 Military Clause according to Florida Statutes

Are you a Florida  landlord or tenant wondering what your rights are under the most recently Florida military clause? Here it is!

According to the 2012 Florida Statutes:

"83.682 Termination of rental agreement by a servicemember.
(1) Any servicemember may terminate his or her rental agreement by providing the landlord with a written notice of termination to be effective on the date stated in the notice that is at least 30 days after the landlord’s receipt of the notice if any of the following criteria are met:
  • (a) The servicemember is required, pursuant to a permanent change of station orders, to move 35 miles or more from the location of the rental premises;
  • (b) The servicemember is prematurely or involuntarily discharged or released from active duty or state active duty;
  • (c) The servicemember is released from active duty or state active duty after having leased the rental premises while on active duty or state active duty status and the rental premises is 35 miles or more from the servicemember’s home of record prior to entering active duty or state active duty;
  • (d) After entering into a rental agreement, the servicemember receives military orders requiring him or her to move into government quarters or the servicemember becomes eligible to live in and opts to move into government quarters;
  • (e) The servicemember receives temporary duty orders, temporary change of station orders, or state active duty orders to an area 35 miles or more from the location of the rental premises, provided such orders are for a period exceeding 60 days; or
  • (f) The servicemember has leased the property, but prior to taking possession of the rental premises, receives a change of orders to an area that is 35 miles or more from the location of the rental premises.
(2) The notice to the landlord must be accompanied by either a copy of the official military orders or a written verification signed by the servicemember’s commanding officer.
(3) In the event a servicemember dies during active duty, an adult member of his or her immediate family may terminate the servicemember’s rental agreement by providing the landlord with a written notice of termination to be effective on the date stated in the notice that is at least 30 days after the landlord’s receipt of the notice. The notice to the landlord must be accompanied by either a copy of the official military orders showing the servicemember was on active duty or a written verification signed by the servicemember’s commanding officer and a copy of the servicemember’s death certificate.
(4) Upon termination of a rental agreement under this section, the tenant is liable for the rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination payable at such time as would have otherwise been required by the terms of the rental agreement. The tenant is not liable for any other rent or damages due to the early termination of the tenancy as provided for in this section. Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, if a tenant terminates the rental agreement pursuant to this section 14 or more days prior to occupancy, no damages or penalties of any kind will be assessable.
(5) The provisions of this section may not be waived or modified by the agreement of the parties under any circumstances.
History.s. 6, ch. 2001-179; s. 1, ch. 2002-4; s. 1, ch. 2003-30; s. 5, ch. 2003-72."
A tip for those in flight training:
Sometimes military members are stationed at both Whiting Field NAS in Milton, FL and Naval Air Station Pensacola. While these bases are located approximately 40 miles from each other, some homes/ locations will not meet the 35 mile requirement as defined under the military clause.  If you plan on moving between bases, you need to be aware of this before securing your first rental home in our area.
And Remember: Put it in writing
Your 30 day notice is not effective until we have your:
1. Notice in writing
2. Accompained by a copy of your orders or letter from your CO
Of course, Realty Masters honors the military clause! We also offer reduced management fees and application fees for active duty military. We sincerely thank you for serving your country.
If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here~

Until next time,
Realty Masters of FL ~ Over 40 homes and apartments for rent!
Call us (850) 473-3983
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Favorite Pensacola area Facebook Pages!

Live in the Pensacola area?
"Like" these Facebook Pages for useful, funny, and important local information.
There are over 900 million people on facebook! While the overwhelming majority of these users are people, businesses and communities are being represented on Facebook as well.

Now, your facebook feed, can contain local community information including:
  • Local Pensacola area news articles
  • Dinner specials
  • 1/2 off sales in Pensacola
  • Community events
  • Special demonstrations at Naval Aviation Musem
  • Plays at the Pensacola Little Theatre or Saenger Theatre
  • and much more. 
We've scoured through the Pensacola area facebooks to bring you this list of our favorite local businesses and pages!
Pensacola area facebook pagesWEAR Channel 3 ABC- Much better than the local Pensacola News Journal FB page- this leading news station posts videos, photos, and links to stories with the most current up-to-date information, even weather!
DealChicken Pensacola- Think Groupon, but locally. Daily specials with major discounts!

Downtown Pensacola Gallery Night- So you'll never forget a Gallery Night! Located in downtown Pensacola on Palafox Street., Gallery Night is a huge block party held several times a year on a Friday evening.  
Palafox Market- Buy locally. Support our community!

And Seville Quarter because they know how to have fun.
Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida- More cute local animal photos. This non-profit organization works so hard to protect our local wildlife and deserve everyone's support. Gulf Breeze Zoo- Animals make people smile. This page will do the same.
Ashton Howard Fine Art- Local artist who showcases fabulous work on his page. You cannot help but smile when seeing his art, especially if you love the beach!

Hojacks Pizza Kitchen and Taproom- Local pizza restaurant/ bar in downtown Pensacola that posts jokes daily. Some jokes may not be appropriate, but funny regardless.

Joe Patti's Seafood- One of Pensacola's most popular tourist destinations- and the locals visit quite often too. For recipes, events, and sales, like their page.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos- Minor league baseball in Pensacola. Specials, contests, pictures that make you smile and more.
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation- Great resource for outdoor activities and places to play in Pensacola.  Pensacola Police Department- Very useful page- they even post where they are running radars & road blockages.
US Navy Blue Angels- Local heroes, you must support them! And of course, the National Naval Aviation Museum so your up-to-date on new exhibits, IMAX movies, events and more. Make sure to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse and Musuem Page while you're at it.

Pensacola Museum of Art- A must for anyone who enjoys the arts. The museum features . Add Historic Pensacola Village to learn Pensacola area history and Pensacola Mess Hall for anyone with children.
Pensacola Fish House- Daily, the Pensacola Fish House posts a picture of the sun rising behind their restaurant over Pensacola Bay. Reason enough to like their page!
And of course, like us, Realty Masters of FL for all Pensacola area information and to win one of our weekly giveaways.

Did I miss any? Feel free to suggest some of your favorite Pensacola area facebook pages. Add them here in the comments!

See you on facebook!
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL ~ (850) 473-3983 ~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503 ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest
Over 45 rentals @ www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com

Monday, July 23, 2012

Weekend Trip: Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, AL

Local favorite place to go~ Bellingrath Gardens & Home
If you haven't been to Mobile's Bellingrath Gardens, you are definitely missing out!

Bellingrath Gardens
Garden at entrance to grounds~
Looking for somewhere new to explore with the family? If you've never been to Bellingrath Gardens- you must go this weekend. It's definitely a  whole day trip, but one that family members of all ages will enjoy.

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is located at 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, in Theodore, Alabama 326582.  The trip from Pensacola is around 80 miles, or about 1.5 hours drive.

Aerial view of Bellingrath Gardens showing how large the Gardens spread ~ Gardens border the Fowl River
Outside fountain at entrance to Bellingrath Home~
Bellingrath gardens encompasses over 65 acres in rural Theodore, Alabama and is one of the areas largest tourist attractions. Garden enthusiasts from all over the country visit Bellingrath yearly to tour their award winning gardens. Families have been touring the gardens for almost a century- the gardens have been open to the public since 1932.

In addition to touring the gardens, you can take a guided tour through the Bellingrath Museum Home.  The home is a massive 10,500 feet with 15 rooms overlooking the Fowl River. Constructed in 1935, the home was Mr. and Mrs. Bellingraths personal residence.  The home has been well preserved with all interior fixtures and furnishings dating from the 1930's and 1940's.

Bellingrath Gardens and Home overlooks the Fowl River~
For even more fun, take the River Cruise offered Wednesday through Sunday at the gardens. Alabama Cruises offer several sightseeing tours aboard different style boats. For $50 per person, enjoy a dinner cruise down Fowl River in the Southern Belle charter boat. Call Alabama Cruises for more information (251) 973-1244.

Bumble bee searches for food along the River Front at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is also famous for their lights at Christmas time. Thousands visit yearly from all over the Gulf Coast to enjoy the Magic Lights at Christmas time.

The gardens are open daily from 8 am to 5pm with hours extended until 9pm during Christmas light season. Admission is as follows:
  • River cruise, Gardens, and Home- $28.50 per adult, $18.50 per child with children under 5 free
  • Gardens & Home- $20 per adult, $10 per child with children under 5 free
  • Gardens- $12 per adult, $6.50 per child with children under 5 free
    Roses in the Rose Garden
Different Areas of Bellingrath include:
  • Conservatory
  • The Rose Garden
  • Camellia Paterre
  • The Great Lawn
  • Mirror Lake
  • Asian American Gardens
  • Bayou Boardwalk
  • Butterfly Garden
  • South, East, and North Terrace
  • Rockery
  • The Grotto
Buildings include:
  • Bellingrath Museum Home
  • Chapel
  • Summer House
  • Gift Shop
  • Magnolia Cafe- open 11am to 2pm for lunch

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens~ Fun things to do near Pensacola, FL
The Observatory
View inside the Observatory with abundant tropical plants
Rose Garden
Rose Garden at Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, AL
 Asian-American Garden
Asian-American Garden ~ Beautiful also with bamboo!

Great place to observe wildlife
Bumble bee at Bellingrath Gardens and home
Bumble bee at Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, AL~

The gardens were originally purchased and developed to be a fishing camp for Mr. Bellingrath.  With over 65 acres of land, many wildlife make their home here. Common wildlife seen during a visit to Bellingrath Gardens include: various birds, butterflies, lizards, squirrels, waterfowl, duck, swan, fish, dragonflies, and more.

Wildlife is prevelant at Bellingrath Gardens!

What are you waiting for? Pack a picnic, pack up the kids, and bring them out to Bellingrath Gardens for an educational day in the sun.

Until next time,Realty Masters of FL ~ # 1 in Pensacola Rental Homes ~ (850) 473-3983 ~
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Average Rental Price in Pensacola, FL

Average Rental Rate in Pensacola~
Rental rates are rising and supply is diminishing in the Pensacola area!

Moving to or within Pensacola? Here are some good facts on the current state of the Pensacola Rental & Real Estate Market!

rental houses near Pensacola NAS
Home for rent near back gate of NAS Pensacola~
Rented in a week!

Rental inventory is low.  There are 522 homes for rent in Pensacola MLS compared to the 3,522 homes for sale! This figure includes all 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom homes, condos, and apartments including the cities of Pensacola, Cantonment, Perdido Key, Gulf Breeze, Pace, Milton, and Pensacola Beach.
Of these 522 rental properties available, only 334 are single family homes with another 126 townhomes/ duplexes, 45 condos, and 17 mobile homes. Of those 334 single family homes, only 280 of them feature 3 or more bedrooms. And of those, only 20 feature pools. Remember, this is across two counties! 

We are seeing the most demand and increase in rental rates in 3 bedroom 2 bath homes with fenced yards and garages and have seen a huge demand in rental homes in SW Pensacola near Naval Air Station Pensacola and Northeast Pensacola near University of West Florida as well as in Gulf Breeze, Navarre, and on the beaches.

Simple economics:  Supply and demand.  Rents are on the rise!  The average rental rate for housing in Pensacola is around $845 per month with a median rental rate of $800 per month. The average rate for a 3 bedroom is currently $900 per month.  These figures include all 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom condos, homes, townhomes, and apartments rented between January and June 2012 in the city of Pensacola and was compiled through Pensacola MLS.
current rental rates in Pensacola, FLRealty Masters is the largest property management company in the Pensacola area! Even if your dream home isn't for rent right now, we can help you find a nice home in the Pensacola area. 
If you are in need of a rental home in the Pensacola area, visit our website at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com, call us at (850) 473 3983, or email Nicoles@PensacolaRealtyMasters.com

If you own a home in Escambia County or Santa Rosa County, and are considering leasing your home, contact Pam Keen at (850) 473-3983 or email her at Pam@PensacolaRealtyMasters.com

If you are tired of renting, and want to purchase your own home, call our broker Pam Keen at (850) 232-2200.

Until next time,
Realty Masters of FL~#1 Pensacola Property Managers
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pensacola Beach Blue Angels Air Show 2012~

Thousands crowd beach for Pensacola Beach Air Shows!
Pensacola Beach's busiest (and most fun!) weekend of the year~

The Pensacola Beach Air Show is the islands most popular event every year! Thousands of Pensacolians and vacationers alike pack the beaches every to watch the world famous US Navy Blue Angels fly over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

Pensacola Beach is packed with Blue Angels fans!
Blue Angels performing over Gulf of Mexico ~ Pensacola Beach, July 13, 2012~

Despite severe weather, thousands were jammed on the beach for today's airshow since early this morning. After several delays, the US Navy Blue Angels flew around 3:30 pm this afternoon over Pensacola Beach. The civilian portion of the show, which features about a dozen other airplanes, was cancelled due to the weather.

Luckily, there were several opportunities to watch the Blue Angels in action during the Red, White and Blues week including several practice sessions over Pensacola Beach:
  • Wednesday morning at 8am the Blue Angels practice over Pensacola Beach
  • Thursday afternoon around 2pm the Blue Angels practice over Pensacola Beach
  • Friday at 12:30pm, full dress rehearsal with Blue Angels flying at 2pm
  • Saturday at 12:30pm, full Pensacola Beach Airshow with Blue Angels flying at 2pm

Up close and personal view of the Blue Angels!
For an up close and personal view, the least crowded times to view the Blue Angels are Wednesday & Thursday! The photo to the right was taken on Wednesday morning when only a few people were out.

This years dress rehearsal was the busiest ever reported with thousands of viewers enjoying the show. With beautiful weather in tact, the show was fantastic and impressive as always!

We attended the show to bring you this video footage of the dress rehearsal on Friday~

There are two main components to the airshow.
  • Civilian air acrobatics. There are over a dozen planes that take place in the civilian portion of the Pensacola Beach Air Show. It was reported that this year, the youngest air acrobat pilot ever flew in the show.  He's a mere 22 years old, and flew with some of the greatest air acrobatics out there!
  • Military portion of the show including "Fat Albert" and of course the Navy Blue Angels
 Here are some of our favorite photos from the 2012 Pensacola Beach Air Show Dress Rehearsal:

civilian air acrobatics fly over Gulf of Mexico during 2012 Pensacola Beach Air Show Dress Rehearsal

Plane flies over Casino Beach at Pensacola Beach, FL during the 2012 Pensacola Beach Air show~
Fat Albert's replacement flies over Pensacola Beach while Fat Albert is under routine maintenance!

Blue Angels are the highlight of the Pensacola Beach Airshow!
the famous Navy Blue Angels perform over Pensacola Beach July 13, 2012~

Blue Angels fly over Pensacola Beach every year during annual Red, White and Blues Week!
US Navy Blue Angels flying over Pensacola Beach during 2012 Air show Dress rehearsal
Do you love the Blue Angels as much as we do?
Feel free to post your favorite pictures of the Blue Angels on our facebook.

Until next time,
Realty Masters of FL~#1 Pensacola Property Managers
Over 45 rental homes availableFacebook ~ Pinterest ~ Youtube

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

(Animal) Footprints in the Sand~!

Collection of Animal Footprints in sand along Pensacola Beach!
Wildlife is abundant and evident along our beautiful Gulf Coast!
Waves washing away footprints in the shore along Pensacola Beach, FL
Human footprints being washed away
by the waves along Pensacola Beach!
We often hear the term "footprints in the sand" on the Gulf Coast. You likely assume human footprints, or possibly imagine your own toes digging in our sugary white sand.
But remember- we share our beaches with another form of life- our local area wildlife!  And if you take a closer look at the sand on the beach, you will find evidence of their "footprints" in the sand just as ours are left behind!
The delicate top layer of sand on the beach is constantly changing and hugely affected by mother nature.  The wind, the waves, shells, and of course our wildlife leave their "footprints" on the beach and in the sand.
Enjoy this collection of photos we have of our very own beautiful Gulf Coast area beaches featuring footprints (so to speak) in the sand from several species of animals.
Great Blue Heron Tracks~

Blue Heron leaves footprints in the sand along shore line
This is one of my favorite animal tracks to find, due to the sheer size of the footprints from these beautiful creatures.  Look at the print on the right compared to my friend's foot!

I find these creatures feed in the early morning and late evening along the shores of many of our local beaches. They are a lot of fun to watch feed as they feed from the shoreline. They are mostly not bothered by people so you can get pretty close to these creatures.

Seagull & Other Bird Tracks
These are the most common animal footprints you will see on the beach! 
sea gull foot prints in the beach at Pensacola Beach, FL
Seagull foot prints in the shore along Pensacola Beach, FL~

Large group of seagull foot prints near some peanuts on the beach along Pensacola Beach~
Crab Tracks
Honestly I'm not sure what type of crab this is!
Crab tracks along Penascola Beach

Snake Tracks~  Ahhh!
Ahh! I found this fresh evidence of a snake at the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Gulf Breeze, FL. There were several clear "footprints" of this snake in the area between the shore and the Bluffs. This area is not traveled as much as others and is a protected area, so is home to many critters.
Snake tracks along the shore at Gulf Islands National Seashore in Gulf Breeze~

Birds of a feather flock together
In addition to leaving behind actual bird footprints, birds leave behind other evidence of their residency at Pensacola Beach.

Shells by the Sea Shore
Even Shells leave their imprints on the shoreline; evidence that they once made their home here. Shells, sand dollars, hermit cards, seaweed, jelly fish, even oysters make their way upon our shores and impact our shoreline.

The Wind & Waves
It's amazing the way the wind and waves can wipe the landscape of the beach clean.  Free of any foot prints, the wind carves it's imprint in the sand on Pensacola Beach just as any other~ I've always admired how beautifully the wind scults the sand.
Pensacola Beach, FL

Unidentified Animal Tracks!
I can't identify what animal left this behind. What do you think? A turtle or crab? This was taken on Pensacola Beach off Via Deluna Drive.

If you carefully observe, you will often see animal tracks from seagulls, herons, turtles, crabs and more. Look below, do you see both sets of animal tracks in the sand?
Two different sets of animal tracks in this photo!

Do you have any animal track photos from the Gulf Coast that you would like to share? Email me: Nicoles@PensacolaRealtyMasters.com or post it on our facebook!
See you at the beach!
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ (850) 473 3983 ~ We rent a house every day in Pensacola!
Over 45 rentals available. ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ YouTube

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Family Fun in Pensacola: Water sport rentals at Bayview Park

Kayaking, paddle boarding, & more close to home!
Parks & recreation is now offering Paddle Sport rentals at Bayview Park.

A new business called Pensacola Paddle Sport Rentals has moved to everyone's favorite dog park, Bayview Park in East Hill Pensacola (2007 E. Lloyd Street, Pensacola, FL 32503). You can now rent kayaks, paddle boards, and even a snark sailboat, by the hour, in Bayou Texar.  

kayak rentals at Bayview Park
A kayaker kays by Pensacola PaddleSport Rentals located at Bayview Park in Southeast Pensacola!

Local residents enjoy return a kayak to the shores of Bayview Park~
Snark Sailboat sails in Bayou Texar
Pricing & Water Sport Rentals available at Bayview Park
  • Single Kayaks ~ $9 per hour
  • Tandem Kayaks ~ $14 per hour
  • Row Boat~ $14 per hour
  • Pedal Boat ~ $14 per hour
  • Snark Sailboat w/ lesson ~ $16 per hour
  • Paddleboards ~ $20 per hour
Rental rates include tax and a free bottle of water! Prices subject to verification.
Water Sport Rentals available at Bayview Park in Pensacola

Actual no swimming sign at
Bayview Park?!
A Word to the Wise
As a Pensacola native, I have heard many concerns about the water quality in Bayou Texar.  I've always been told not to fish, or swim, in Bayou Texar. A combination of factors have, presently and historically, affected the water quality in the local bayous including ubran runoff, chemicals from plants, fecal content from animals at the dog park, and stormwater runoff. Because of this, I wouldn't reccommend this as a great place to learn to paddle bord or kayak as you could very likely fall in.
But, hey, what do I know? According to a report by the University of West Florida, "The State of Florida classifies Bayou Texar as suitable for recreational uses and as suitable for the propagation of fish and wildlife" For more information on this report, view it here. Bayou Texar does have great scenery including beautiful homes to observe as well as abundant wildlife to enjoy.

Hundreds of dogs enjoy the Dog Beach at Bayview Park weekly~

My Ride in Bayou Texar

We rode all the way to the Graffiti Bridge!
I recently went to Bayview Park and rented a tandem kayak from Pensacola PaddleSport rentals. The staff was friendly, there was no wait, and we had a great time.

In under an hour, we kayaked from Bayview Park to the Graffiti Bridge in Pensacola Bay and back. There are not as many boats in this area, so it makes it more desirable for kayaking! During the ride, we encountered several other water sport renters including a snark sailboat and a pedal boat, and both couples seemed to be having an equally enjoyable time.

It's affordable, convenient, and a great way to enjoy all that our beautiful area has to offer! I would highly recommend using the professional Paddle Sport Rental services at Bayview Park.

For more information on Bayview Park, visit our blog on Bayview Park here.

For more information on Pensacola Paddle Sport Rentals, visit their website here or call (850) 255-5423. 

View of waterfront homes along Bayou Texar- makes for a relaxing ride!
Until next time,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management & Rental homes!
Call us (850) 473 3983. Over 45 rentals in the Pensacola area~ Facebook~ Pinterest~ Youtube