Published: Jun 03, 2010 10:35 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 03, 2010 6:58 PM EDT

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist says oil from the massive Gulf spill is now within four miles of the Panhandle coast.

Crist said sheen was spotted during a fly over Thursday. That's down from seven miles Wednesday.

Crist said the military should take over the cleanup effort from petroleum giant BP PLC, saying it would make faster decisions.

Officials say it's inevitable that oil will eventually wash up onshore.

The spill's arrival coincides with the beginning of the Panhandle's summer tourism season, which normally brings millions of dollars to the region.

The state is spending millions in advertising to convince travelers to still visit the state and its beaches.