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Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District

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Address: Highway 399 Rd, East and West, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone Number: (850) 934-2600
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Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Camping
Description: This 150-mile stretch of seashore, which runs from Cat Island in...
This 150-mile stretch of seashore, which runs from Cat Island in Mississippi to Santa Rosa Island in Florida, offers sparkling blue water and many beautiful beaches along the way.
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Thank goodness for the National Seashore, otherwise this beach would look like Panama City. Not a good thought.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Thank goodness for the National Seashore, otherwise this beach would look like Panama City. Not a good thought.

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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing, natural habitat. We had a great walk uninterrupted by anyone. Beautiful & peaceful

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Soft white sand. Clean clear water. No crowds even in summer. Nice parking areas. No visual instructions. A must see beach.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

As I read through the reviews from people all over the world, it just doesn't get any better than this. It is truly paradise and we get to enjoy it every day! There is nothing I can say in this review except for you to read all the reviews others have left and their words say it all! Breathtaking, Beautiful,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You take a long drive down a road surrounded by sugar-white sand beaches and bird nesting areas; all bordered by emerald green waters. Many places to pull off and walk to the beach. Biking, hiking, swimming & fishing in beautiful surroundings.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The beach was amazing. true to the white sands claim. You can see straight through to the bottom - the water is crystal clear.

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Fairfield, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited the Gulf Island National Seashore and Fort Pickens, lovely day. Very beautiful white sand beaches, emerald water. Very few crowds. Saw lots of sea birds including plovers and skimmers. While at Fort Pickens, the Blue Angels flew over and performed aerial stunts for about 20 minutes. The fort itself is a very interesting piece of American history. We... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visiting Navarre we traveled to tour Fort Pickens which took us along the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Crossing the Santa Rosa Sound by route 399 avoids a bridge toll and brings you to the seashore. After a short area of commercial and residential development the road opens to sand dunes and glimpse of the Gulf of Mexico. The speed limit... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The drive was beautiful. The beaches are pristine, with many areas for a quiet day in the sugary sand and water. Fort Pickens was very interesting. There were also camping and picnic facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Another great Florida beach with fewer people and more secluded areas not directly adjacent to entry points or parking areas. This can be problematic as there is a national park entry fee and fewer rest room facilities but overall quite pleasant for getting away from most of the crowds.

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