Fort Pickens Area

The Fort Pickens area has many activites and facilities available for visitors. Historic structures like Fort Pickens, Battery Cooper, and Battery Worth are spread throughout the area. Tent and RV camping is available at the Fort Pickens campground, and several parking lots with beach access are located along the road after passing through the entrance station.

Passport stamps and junior ranger booklets are available at the park store. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.


An array of products such as t-shirts, water bottles, and books is available for purchase.
Park Store

Purchase Park memorabilia and collect your stamps.

Red brick Building
Ferry Plaza

Purchase refreshments, view exhibits, restrooms, and purchase ferry tickets.

White building
Santa Rosa Life-Saving Station

A Life-Saving Station is also used as the campground registration office.

A wood pavilion overlooks a white sand beach.
Langdon Beach

Accessible swimming area with restrooms, outdoor showers, parking, and a pavilion.

Brick pavilions stand in the sun with a tree in the foreground.
Battery Worth Picnic Area

Pavilions, restrooms, picnic tables, and trails with a historic battery nearby.


Historic Structures

The corner of a fort stands on a grassy field with wooden fencing and clouds in the background.
Fort Pickens

Explore a Civil War era fort with a ranger, or using our self-guided tour on the mobile app.

The sunsets over the water, in the foreground a cannon is mounted.
Fort Pickens Batteries & More

Concrete batteries and support structures modernized the Fort Pickens defenses in the late 1800s, early 1900s.


Operating Hours

Entrance Station Gate:

March 1 - October 31: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 1 - February 28: 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ferry Service from Pensacola and Pensacola Beach Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Purchase a ticket here

Fort Pickens Gate: 8 a.m. to sunset (year-round)

Overnight parking is not permitted year-round.


Fort Pickens Area Map

From Interstate 10: Take Exit 12 for I-110 South, exit 1B Gregory Street East, merge onto 30 E Chase Street, turn left onto Bayfront Parkway /Hwy 98 East, merge onto Hwy 399 to beaches, cross toll bridge ($1.00), turn right onto Fort Pickens Road.

Fort Pickens Address: 1400 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

Plan Your Visit

  • This area requires an entrance fee. Credit cards only.
  • Concessions are only provided in the ferry plaza mine storeroom building.
  • No pets allowed on the beach. Pets must be on a six-foot leash and attended to at all times.
  • A fishing license is required to fish in the park, except for on the Fort Pickens fishing pier.
  • The use of UTVs/ATVs, skateboards, scooters, golf carts, and segways are not allowed in the park.
  • Langdon Beach Swim Beach has a lifeguard assigned from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Accessible beach mats and wheelchairs are provided at Langdon Beach. Ask a ranger in the campground registration office to borrow the beach wheelchair.
  • Swimming is allowed in all areas of the park except within 200 feet of the Fort Pickens fishing pier and the Fort Pickens ferry dock.
  • Check the weather, the area is at high risk for rip currents.
  • Gatherings larger than 26 people may require permits.

Plan Your Visit


Getting Around

  • A large white ferry ships sits just off shore from a large masonry fort.
    Pensacola Bay City Ferry

    Head to Fort Pickens or explore the bay on the Pensacola Bay City Ferry. Ships run seasonally from March through October.

  • Several people sit in a small tram, a ferry boat can be seen in the background.
    Fort Pickens Tram Service

    FREE service for getting around to all the best stuff at the Fort Pickens Area.

  • A group of cyclists ride away on a gravel trail between trees, a trail sign in the foreground
    Things to Do

    There are many activities for all ages to take advantage of in Gulf Islands. Find yours today!


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Last updated: February 29, 2024

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