The Pensacola Bay area has many lovely walking paths where you can get out and enjoy a walk alone or with your friends and family. On this page, I wanted to showcase paved walking trails and boardwalks from the woods to city parks. The walking locations mentioned are lovely and a great way to get fresh air outdoors.
Walking is an amazing outdoor experience with many benefits such as burning calories, strengthing your heart, boosting immune function, and even helping with creative thinking. If you are looking for a way to enhance your mood, walking can also help with that.
Enjoy Our List of Walking Paths
To help you discover walking paths near you, we’ve curated a list of places you can get out and walk.
Admiral Mason Park
Take a stroll at a beautifully landscaped park with views of Pensacola Bay and a stormwater pond that serves as a natural wetland habitat.
Walk along the Pensacola Bayfront with views of Pensacola Bay, the Port of Pensacola and Palafox Marina.
Community Maritime Park
Paved walking paths along the bayfront. Visitors will also enjoy open spaces, a playground, an amphitheater and a stadium.
Corinne Jones Park
Located in the historic Tanyard neighborhood. Corinne Jones Park offers the surrounding community a place to play and enjoy active and passive recreation.
East and Northeast Pensacola
Located on beautiful Bayou Texar, Bayview Park has paved walking paths over rolling hills along the bayou.
Edward Ball Nature Trail
The Edward Ball Nature Preserve is located on the University of West Florida campus. The trail is a half-mile boardwalk that weaves through the beautiful hardwood swamp of Thompson Bayou.
Jones Swamp Wetland Preserve
Jones Swamp Wetland Preserve and Nature Trail is part of the Bayou Chico restoration project. It was created to protect Pensacola Bay. The preserve includes 1,300 acres within the Jones Creek Watershed.
Marcus Bayou Boardwalk
This facility discharges reclaimed water into the Bayou Marcus receiving wetland system. The water is discharged along the bayou boardwalk. Many birds and other wildlife may be seen along the boardwalk. To walk to the end of the boardwalk and back is approximately 3 miles.
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
The state park is a 4,290-acre preserve in northwestern Florida. Tar kiln Bayou includes a picnic area hiking trails and a small pier on Tarkiln Bayou. There is a half-mile long ADA boardwalk to Tarkiln Bayou.
Innerarity Point Park
A beautiful park located on the Intracoastal Waterway. The park has beautiful oaks for shade, walking paths, playground equipment and a pier.
Gulf Breeze Walking Paths
Wetlands Boardwalk & Trail
The Wetlands and Boardwalk Trail at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze is a must-see.
Shoreline Park Walking Paths
Enjoy a leisurly walk through a coastal forest in on this walking trail at Shoreline Park.