The Portofino Boardwalk is where local islanders and visitors alike head to when they are ready to shop, dine, experience live entertainment, swim, sunbathe or simply stroll down the boardwalk. We are located directly on the sugar white shores of Santa Rosa Sound, in the heart of Pensacola Beach.
The Shell, a Pensacola Beach iconic landmark, is the focal point of the Portofino Boardwalk Amphitheatre and a must stop for a group photo at sunset. The stage, with the beach and water as its backdrop, is the ideal spot to gather and listen to live music, special events, take in a sunset, or relax with a frozen treat or one of our famous adult beverages, while some of your group shops our collection of unique shops.
Whether you are looking for a casual meal in a relaxed setting or experiencing one of our chefs locally caught seafood creations on the deck overlooking the water, we have you covered.
Shopping, look no further! We have one of a kind clothing boutiques, shops with jewelry, gifts, art, surf wear, an outfitter, even a wine and cheese shop, something for everyone!
Just beyond the Shell and Amphitheatre is Quietwater Beach. Commonly called "moms beach" for its calm, clear and shallow water, it is especially appreciated by parents with small children. While the kids build sand castles, snorkel for sand dollars, or swim with the hermit crabs, adults can chill out in a lounge chair, enjoy the music from the boardwalk and order some takeout for a picnic. Looking for more excitement, try our beachside bungee-jump.
We have more than the traditional means of hopping in your vehicle and parking out front or across the street at the public beach to find us. Come via the islands free trolley service, drift over in your own boat and tie up at one of two docks that serve the boardwalk, take the Portofino ferry, or slow your pace to island time and bike on over, taking in the sights and sounds of our beautiful breezy island.
See you at the Portofino Boardwalk soon!
Dolphin Tours are seasonal. Please call 888-627-1608 for reservations.
Get the Trolley Schedule from Visit Pensacola Beach. The trolly service is free of charge and donated by the Santa Rosa Island Authority
Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.