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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Just drive - the views are breathtaking. Stop at one of the countless beaches and just take it all in. The beaches down by Fort Pickens are pristine and not busy at all. Bike it if you can - even better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow! Not much more to say than that. Don't forget the sunscreen. Even though it wasn't warm when we were there in March the sun reflects off the sand. Sunscreen or sunburn, your choice :-).

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Indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A trip to Gulf Islands National Seashore provides a nice respite from the resort area of the island while visiting Pensacola Beach. The area features unspoiled and lightly touched beach areas of its own, including some places where you feel like you're driving a few yards from the surf. Bike lanes line the main road making it easy for bikers... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you have the time and find yourself in the Florida Panhandle… make sure you head to Santa Rosa island to visit Gulf Islands National Seashore to see Fort Pickens. This picturesque fort was built in the 1830s and named after a Revolutionary War general – Andrew Pickens. Fort Pickens has an interesting military and human history. As times changed,... More

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indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Pensacola Beach isn't great for long beach walks, so we came out to see the Fort, and returned to the National Seashore for longer hikes. Well-marked and easy trails.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you want to see Florida at its very best ,you must go to the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The dollar fee to cross the bridge from Pensacola is the cost of a trip to paradise. You don't need to go off to a south sea island for white sand, crisp clear waves and peace away from the rest of... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The emerald coast really shines at this lovely collection of beaches. It's very peaceful- and a great walking beach. Don't miss it!

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Murray, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

There is a reason this is called the "Emerald Coast." Go to the GINS and you will see why. Soooo beautiful and soooo peacefull. The color of the water on a sunny day will just knock your socks off. Check it out as soon as possible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Found plenty of sand dollars and saw the bubbles from clams. Excellent for walking, a bit windy, but comfortable. Only one jellyfish, which was on the beach. Too chilly for swimming, but I shelled and got a tan

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

For those that want away from the crowds on the Boardwalk drive out to the dunes! Take your camera and sunscreen.

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