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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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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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A Beautiful Ride To View Mother Nature

We were going to visit Fort Pickens. To get there you must pay to enter the Gulf Island National Seashore or have a National Parks Senior Pass. The drive was a highlight of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chipperhigh2
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Okemos, Michigan
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Okemos, Michigan
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1,389 reviews
563 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were going to visit Fort Pickens. To get there you must pay to enter the Gulf Island National Seashore or have a National Parks Senior Pass. The drive was a highlight of the visit to this area. The white sand and vegetation have a beauty that only Mother Nature and the man upstairs could provide. A must if in... More 

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Rushville, Illinois
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350 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great drive along the Gulf with numerous places to stop and enjoy the views and beach along the way. Speed limit allows you to go slow and enjoy the drive.

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Thank papawildcat
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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132 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very beautiful preservation of our natural places. Entry is with a National Parks pass which allows you to drive a long this natural beach. It was colts and windy the day we were there so didn't get out of the car. I suspect it would be a great trip especially in the summer when it is warm.

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Thank jtbeknott
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

7 miles of pristine white beaches. Easy 35 mph drive through but stop along the way at one of the many parking areas.

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Ajax, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Picture perfect soft, white sand with turquoise water. Peaceful, beautiful paradise. No lifeguards on duty, so you swim at your own risk. Perfect waves for body surfing.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing but wide open beaches with very few people in the winter. It is neat to see the sand blow across the road like snow when the wind is onshore. Sorry for you guys up north that have to put up with the real snow!! Just be careful when driving the beach road the speed limit is 35 and they... More 

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Checotah, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

White sands and sunshine. So much history to be seen. People were friendly. Plan to spend the day. The self guided tour allows you to go at your own pace. Definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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Holland, Michigan
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were intrigued by the beautiful yet wild National Seashore. It was foggy but only lent to the awesome view. Plenty of places to pull off and see the wonders of this national park.

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1 Thank ColWill06
Orlando, FL
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68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the very few places in the United States with an undeveloped beautiful beach to enjoy. Soft pure white sand, and no hotels. Go during the winter months, and very few people to ruin your visit. Peaceful, beautiful, and unspoiled. All you can want for a day at the beach.

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Thank hjbear23
Vero Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most gorgeous beach in the US bar none. No people, no buildings, no crowds, no hotels, turquoise water, dog friendly, just pure white sand as far as the eye can see. Absolute paradise.

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