Photos at Fort Pickens

We recently packed the cooler and headed out to Fort Pickens to grill some burgers and to enjoy the outdoors. We went to Battery Worth which is located on Pensacola Bay. The park has beach access, picnic tables with BBQ grills, a pavilion, and bathroom facilities.

Battery Worth is a nice getaway from the crowds on Pensacola Beach. This is also a great place to view the natural settings of the beach and it’s wildlife. The kids will have fun following around the ghost crabs and watching the beach mice as well as paddling around in the water for an aerial view of sea life. The family can also enjoy the nice view from the lookout and learn a bit about the history of the fort.  On certain Friday evenings, the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association sets up telescopes at Battery Worth for stargazing.

Here are a few photos we took on our recent visit. Enjoy!

Sea Oats at Fort Pickens

Sea Oats at Fort Pickens

Distant view of Pensacola Beach

Distant view of Pensacola Beach

Ghost Crab

Ghost Crab

Nesting

Nesting

View from Battery Worth

View from Battery Worth

Sunset at Fort Pickens

Sunset at Fort Pickens

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4 Responses to Photos at Fort Pickens

  1. Dan Fugate June 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    These are great shots. Last time we were at Battery Worth we saw the mother osprey directly behind the first picnic area on the right. The babies have gotten big. Thanks for sharing.

    • Shawn June 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

      Thanks Dan! They were learning to fly yesterday. Very cool to watch them.

  2. Sandcastle Momma June 28, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    Those are great photos! How long did it take to get the ghost crab shot? They’re like unicorns – when you’re ready for them they hide and when the camera is nowhere in sight there they are.

    The last time we were there we saw a bride having her portrait pictures taken. She posed inside the fort and the shots were beautiful! Between the architecture and the bride herself they came up with some really pretty pictures.

    • Shawn July 1, 2011 at 11:18 am #

      Thanks! Those ghost crabs are usually pretty quick. This was a rare cooperative crab.