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Quick Facts
Designation: Florida State Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no fees along the scenic highway.
Length, One-Way: 11 Miles (18.33 Kilometers)
Time: 20 Minutes


General Information

Description - The Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway was designated a scenic byway in April of 1998 by the secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation. The recommendation for designation was made by the Florida Scenic Highway Advisory Comittee. The Pensacola Bluffs Scenic Highway exemplifies a historic, natural, recreational and scenic trip through an area of Pensacola and Escambia County noted for its significant resources. From the southernmost terminus where moss-draped oaks and stately magnolias surround the bridge over Bayou Texar, travelers drive atop the unique bluffs which provide scenic vistas of Escambia Bay and represent the highest point along the entire coastline of Florida. The corridor continues through wetlands supporting a diversity of flora and fauna toward its northern terminus in tidal wetlands where U.S. 90 bridges the Escambia River.

Attractions - The Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Recreation - The Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway was designated a scenic byway in April of 1998 by the secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation. The recommendation for designation was made by the Florida Scenic Highway Advisory Comittee.

Climate - Florida's weather is dominated by the water that surrounds it. The Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Gulf of Mexico in the west provide a stabilizing force that maintains the mild climate. Northern Florida is considered sub tropical, although it does receive some snow. This area is drier than the rest of the state. Southern areas of the state, definitely the Keys, lie within a tropical climate. Humidity is high, a characteristic of the climate, although the temperatures usually don't extend past 90 degrees F.

On the average the state receives 50 to 65 inches of rain. Summer is the rainy season, which extends into October in the south. Hurricane season begins in late August. Some hurricanes can bring up to 25 inches of rain. An average of two hurricanes per season reach the Florida peninsula. Most often these storms reach the Atlantic Coast rather than the Gulf Coast.

Location - The Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway is approximately 11 miles along U.S. Highway 90 from the Bayou Texar Bridge to the U.S. Highway 90 Bridge over the Escambia River. Located in the city of Pensacola, it is about 50 miles from Mobile, Alabama, and 185 miles from Tallahassee, Florida, the state capitol.

Directions from : The Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway is approximately 11 miles along U.S. Highway 90 from the Bayou Texar Bridge to the U.S. Highway 90 Bridge over the Escambia River. Located in the city of Pensacola, it is about 50 miles from Mobile, Alabama, and 185 miles from Tallahassee, Florida, the state capitol.


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Additional Information:
Florida Scenic Byways - Florida's offers one National Scenic Byways, the Tamiami Trail Scenic Byway, and seven state designated scenic byways.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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