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Routes to Pensacola Beach

Residents and visitors can report beach traffic issues via the Pensacola Beach Traffic Hotline (850-595-0862) or email traffic@myescambia.comoffered by the Escambia County Transportation and Traffic Operations Division.

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The Bob Sikes toll to Pensacola Beach is $1.

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Pensacola Beach pass options

When you drive over the Bob Sikes Bridge to Pensacola Beach there is an electronic toll in place. The method in which the $1 toll is collected changed on March 20, 2020. Cash and coins are no longer collected in person. The county encourages motorists to plan ahead and use electronic toll collection devices (i.e. SunPass®E-PassAnnual PassNC Quick PassPeach PassE-ZPass), tolling apps (i.e. PayTollo) or TOLL-BY-PLATE from SunPass. You can also get to Pensacola Beach via the bus, ECAT routes 61 & 64, take the ferry, bike or walk. Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the Bob Sikes Toll Bridge.

SunPass

With SunPass®, the $1 toll will automatically deduct from your prepaid account when you pass through the Bob Sikes toll plaza. 

Simply drive through without slowing down. 

Don’t want to use SunPass? Don’t worry. The toll will still be $1 each time you pass through the toll plaza, plus a $2.50 administrative fee that is charged each billing cycle. No matter the number of trips you take to the beach, you will only be charged the administration fee once per billing cycle.

Get your SunPass® transponder:

  • Step one: Purchase online at www.SunPass.com or retail outlets including Publix, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. For a full list, visit https://www.sunpass.com/sunPassRetailers.
  • Step two: Activate at www.sunpass.com or by calling 888-865-5352.
  • Step three: Load funds into a prepaid account or enroll in the SunPass Automatic Easy Pay at www.sunpass.com, or by calling 888-865-5352 and using a credit or debit card. Customers may also replenish with cash by visiting any of thousands of retail locations statewide. For a complete list of locations, visit www.sunpass.com/cashReplenishment.
  • Step four: Drive to Pensacola Beach! 
Please note that a SunPass Mini transponder costs a one-time fee of about $5 and SunPass requires a minimum opening balance of $10 for a personal account. If your overall SunPass account balance decreases to $0 or below, your SunPass is no longer active and neither is your Annual Pass if you have one. You must carry at least a $10 balance on your overall SunPass account balance in order to purchase or renew an Annual Pass.

Need assistance or have questions? Contact us at 850-916-5415 or at 850-916-5421.

Pensacola Beach Annual Pass

The Pensacola Beach Annual Pass integrated with SunPass® provides frequent beach goers and Pensacola Beach residents a true 365-day pass for the Bob Sikes Bridge, providing unlimited passage for one full year from the date of purchase.

Need assistance or have questions? Contact Escambia County's customer service office at 850-916-5421 or 850-916-5415.

How to get your Pensacola Beach Annual Pass:

Step one: Purchase a SunPass transponder

Step two: Enroll in the Pensacola Beach Annual Pass program

  • Online
  • By Phone 850-916-5415 or 850-916-5421

Note:  A SunPass transponder must be purchased and activated before participating in the Pensacola Beach Annual Pass program. Once the SunPass transponder has been purchased, it may take two to four hours before you are then able to purchase a Pensacola Beach Annual Pass. The Pensacola Beach Annual Pass is only valid for the Bob Sikes Bridge toll plaza.

How much is a Pensacola Beach Annual Pass?

  • Effective May 1, 2017 - Pensacola Beach Annual Passes are $20 per year for public annual passes and $70 per year for commercial annual passes (all vehicles displaying any commercial markings or advertising, including magnetic or rooftop signs, or vehicles owned by a commercial business). 
  • Homestead residents are allowed up to two $5 Pensacola Beach Annual Passes. Our customer service representative will verify homestead exemption thru the Escambia County Tax Office. To be a homestead resident, you must live 50%+ of your time during a year at primary residence on Pensacola Beach. Please note, these passes are available for two-axle non-commercial vehicles only.
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