Thursday, January 21, 2010

The beach

I suppose the first thing that comes to most people's minds when they think of Pensacola is the beach -- and that is a wonderful reason to live in the area. (Technical Note: Those who live in the area know that Pensacola Beach is actually a separate town from the City of Pensacola.)

The local beaches are covered in immaculate white sand. The waves roll in gently. And, the southward-facing orientation of the coastline is great for providing maximum sunlight all day long.

Interesting trivia about Pensacola Beach: "property owners" there are actually long-term leaseholders and not truly property owners, due to the 1947 deed requiring the county to administer but never dispose of the property. I believe the legal status of the owners is being litigated, but I haven't researched it.

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