The Pensacola Beach Cross is a 10 ft. concrete cross, which was first placed on Pensacola Beach in 1959. The cross has stood firm through many fights with Mother Nature. One of those more recent bouts was Hurricane Ivan which flattened out most of the beach. There is no scientific evidence to prove why the cross has been spared so many times. Many locals believe you have to look inside yourself to find the answer. I totally agree!