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Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District

Highway 399 Rd, East and West, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
(850) 934-2600
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Camping
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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nashville Tn
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I stayed three nights at the Fort Pickens campground, and spent the days at the beaches. Langdon Beach was wonderful, especially in the early morning before the park opens to non campers. I watched a blue heron catching fish, dolphins, ospreys, ghost crabs in the sand, even a stingray. there were birds everywhere. Even after the park opened, the beaches... More

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

All the reviews are spot on! This is the place to go for families. Langdon Beach is outstanding! Not crowded, so clean, shower/restroom facilities, lifeguard and a picnic area...so much better than going to beach in Pensacola Beach. (We had to meet people there our first day and it was awful! Crowded doesn't begin to describe...) Bring a cooler with... More

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Arlington, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
43 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We spent a few glorious days here! When you get to the post pay the $8 for the week pass! It's SO worth it. Day 1 we drove all the way to the end to see Ft. Pickens and then made our way back around to Langdon Beach. If you are a family with children this is a beach for... More

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Maryville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We paid $8 to get into the national park area. While there we snorkeled with a ranger guide, had another ranger show us "island treasures" (molds of sea animal skulls, shells, etc...), went to the beach for a few hours, and did a self guided tour of the fort. We can go back all week using the $8 pass we... More

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Arlington, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just beautiful. Spped limit is 20 throughout because of protected bird nesting and there are 3-4 speedbumps you must slow down to 15 for. We saw crabs crossing the street at night too.

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New Orleans, LA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It's beautiful. We came early with our suits on. We had our ice chest and beach chairs and umbrella. We stopped at Fort Pickens first (came right when it opened) then found a spot on the beach. Stayed out there for several hours. Nice bathrooms, there was even a shower which was very nice. We saw dolphins playing in the... More

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Normal, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

first time visitor to Gulf NS park which is at the western end of Pensacola Beach. $8 entrance fee for 8 day pass. Fort Pickens has visitor center which shows history of fort and offers books, etc. about its history. Fort visitor center opened about 8:30am, park is sunrise to sunset. fort has a lot of places to walk around... More

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Dalton, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is always a beautiful place to visit, walk on the beach and spend the day. There is nothing like the white sands of the gulf.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There were 14 of us in our group ranging from 7 months to 61 years in age. Not a single complain was had while visiting this area. Who could complain with green flags, beautiful white sand beaches, gorgeous shells, incredible wildlife and warm waters? I highly recommend visiting the area. Follow Pensacola Beach all the way to Navarre Beach if... More

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Washington DC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Powder white sand. WARM SURF. Uncrowded even during most summer days (except when there are festivals). CLEAN bathrooms and easy to park if you get there earlier than 11am. AFFORDABLE food in Pensacola Beach.

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