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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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Great ocean access and camping

Love this area. Great park requires fee or Znational pranks card. Well worth the adventure in. If you love ocean views this has great ocean front beached and camping. Fort Pickens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Grand Cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love this area. Great park requires fee or Znational pranks card. Well worth the adventure in. If you love ocean views this has great ocean front beached and camping. Fort Pickens is within the park. Worth the fee.

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beach, beach and more beach. You can find a spot where you can really be all alone - absolutely beautiful place. So glad this was protected by the Federal government for all of us to enjoy. We've been many times and ALWAYS enjoy it.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited in late August 2015, after the main tourist season had died down. There was no lifeguard and the beach was nearly deserted. Maybe it was the time of year, but THE SECOND we walked out onto the beach, we were attacked by biting flies! We literally had to stay in the water to avoid being bitten the entire... More 

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Pulaski, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

ABsolutely a beautiful place to see. The beaches are breath taking and this time of year the crowds are gone.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The National Seashore is preserved without commercial contamination. The sand here is oval shapped grains of quart - not regular sand - and is SPARKLING white. The mounds of sand, the sea oats and the birds feeling free to roam , and nest makes for a memorable, cleansing, rejuvenating experience. It's QUIET, peaceful, calming.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to with perfect water and often spot dolphins playing close by

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Navarre, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous water, powdery soft sand, and as clean as a beach can be! What's not to love? I highly recommend Gulf Islands National Seashore to get away from the touristy beaches. Just watch out for the yellow flies!

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

AS you drive through, you see the beautiful water and the waves and white caps coming ashore. The smell of the salt air is wonderful, along with the flowing sea oates. At sunrise and sunset, you will never see a more beautiful setting. At times you can see the dolphins jumping in and out of the water. Love putting my... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I traveled the East Coast and the West Coast of Florida, the west coast of California, and the Northeast looking for a beach within the United States where you could provide me a natural beach, the ability to walk to restaurants, and a lifestyle that was both affordable and yet upscale, with great quality people inside an incredibly beautiful environment.... More 

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Hot Springs National Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We fell in love with these parks...As environmentalists/nature lovers/photographers it was a jewel for us. The shore birds are incredible and not fearful of people as they are protected. Please do be cautious on the roadways as they are not timid and many have been killed right on the road. The water views and beaches are magic! We had the... More 

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