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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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Gulf Islands National Seashore is a beautiful example of the MAXIMUM of development which should be done on shifting barrier island while allowing for maximum enjoyment by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Valparaiso, Fl
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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Pensacola Beach in particular is paradise!!! dont recommend Memorial Day weekend, no peace & quiet ;)

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Valparaiso, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Gulf Islands National Seashore is a beautiful example of the MAXIMUM of development which should be done on shifting barrier island while allowing for maximum enjoyment by the public. I was going to say pristine but then I remember the beautiful white sands tinged with black everywhere with bits of asphalt from the previous roads, as the road gets washed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to see the Fort, we only went to the Perdido Key area, but the beach area is pristine. And the cost is only $8 for a car and the pass is good for a week.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Fort Pickens and the drive out to Fort Pickens were very enjoyable. History buffs will like the fort especially

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have lived and traveled in florida for years and one of the most beautiful natural beach areas is Opal Beach in Navarre, between Destin and Pensacola.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

this is a great area and there are so many different things to do, from lazing around on the beach to all of the watersports, plenty of bars and restaurants so plenty to eat and drink. I would recommend this will be an ideal place for both families and couples

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This campground is located on Santa Rosa Island west of Pensacola beach. It's also called the Fort Pickens campground. There are two main camping areas. Loop A is the smaller (quieter) area, and Loops B-D are in a separate area and are larger and therefore louder. The beach is a long walk from the campsites. Most campers drove the 1/4... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Maybe that is an exaggeration but the beach sure feels like it. I believe there is an admittance charge. We have a senior pass so our fee was waived. Whatever the charge it would be worth it and I believe the charge would cover multiple days. There are nice parking lots located next to covered open areas where you can... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When visiting you get the real feel of being on an island. Something about the isolation gives one a real feeling of serenity and solitude. This is just about one of the last places on earth where you can really get away from it all.

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Rockford, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is the way the shore line was when discovered by the Spanish. Beautiful, peaceful, wonderful vistas

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