While traveling along the Pensacola Scenic Bluffs, you will see many different parks and scenic points for all ages to explore and hike along. Many of the locals from the East Hill area and along the Scenic Highway usually hike, jog, run, or bicycle along the highway.
Bay Bluffs Park
City owned 50 acre park established in 1980 to save the undeveloped portion of Magnolia Bluff for public use. Take a walk down the extensive boardwalk to the base of the giant cliffs for a totally different view. Or have a fitness workout by following the Boot Camp signs.
Bayou Texar Boat Launch Park
Visit a lovely small city park complete with a marina for boat launching and an area for fishing from the dock. The dock has a seated area that offers great views of the bayou and wildlife. Beautiful majestic oaks shade the ample parking lot.
East Pensacola Heights
This quaint neighborhood and commercial district invites you to stop and look around. There are opportunities for shopping, dining or just strolling. Click the businesses tab for more details.
Gaberonne and Gaberonne Swamp was part of the old Spanish Land Grant of 1781. It is associated with famous names in Pensacola History such as Marianne Bonifay, Charles LaValle and Francesco Moreno. The swamp was the site of a former rice plantation. Today Gaberonne Swamp is a wetlands supporting a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Old Chimney Park
Old Chimney Park contains a 50-foot common brick chimney, the remnants of a pre-Civil war sawmill. It was part of the steam power plant for the “Hyer-Knowles Factory”, a partnership of Henry Hyer and Peter (James) Knowles.
In the 1770’s, this was the site of a British brickyard owned by Robert Waugh and later the site of the Joseph Noriega brickyard and plantation. Noriega was elected mayor of Pensacola in 1820, making him the first and last Spanish mayor of the city.
There is a spectacular view of Escambia Bay from the Dairy Queen parking lot.