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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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Atlanta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The whitest sand ever and what a beautiful, unspoiled beach! Lots of sea shells and not many people in October. Weather is still warm and the water warm and inviting.

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Foxworth, Mississippi
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice place to visit. Not overly crowded and nicely cared for. There is an entrance fee for this section but it is good for 7 days. There are several camping areas that are clean and fully loaded. The bathrooms are also clean. The views and fort make this a top of the list to visit while... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great beach, the clearest water I've seen in Florida! the sand going down to the water was a little steep and my elderly parents had a difficult time getting in and out of the water, but overall it was well worth the drive past Navarre Beach to get here.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I camped with family one night in Loop E at the Fort Pickens Campground and then for five days by myself in Loop A. Loved every bit of being so close to the beach! I made sure to grab a campsite with a tree to give a little shade for my tent, which was nice. Also, the showers are hot... More

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Navarre, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

When you first come into the park it does not look like much, however, what lies behind the building will make up for it. I took my 8 yo daughter and she loved walking on the trails and see the wildlife. We also walked along the waters edge and saw hermit crabs walking about. There are some great photo opportunities.

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Mancos, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This beautiful National Seashore is located on a barrier island near Pensacola, FL. You have to cross a couple of bridges to get out on the island but it is worth it! The islands provides a pristine look at what the beaches in the area looked like before all the condominiums were built. Make sure and visit Fort Pickens which... More

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Minnesota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had so little time, but would love to go back and spend a lot more time exploring. There were all sorts of checklists for birds, marine life and animals along the seashore. All we really had time to do was drive as far as they let cars drive. It was just beautiful - even on a rainy day!

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Rome, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The beaches are the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen! The waters were so clean and clear and sparkled!!

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Pace, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nothing compares to the serenity you feel as you drive through this park which has huge 30 foot high sand dunes on one side of the highway and a white sandy beach and a sparkling blue ocean on the other side. The drive will take you through several miles of this breathtaking view! There are no high rise hotels. No... More

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this is an excellent example of the pristine Florida white sand beaches with the bonus of an acient fort with guiode services.

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