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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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Visited Fort Pickens

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Jackson, Mississippi
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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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

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gatlinburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Kids loved the natural setting, parents loved the lack of crowds. WIsh we would have had more time to spend the day there. Would highly recommend going to Fort Pickens as well.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We drove the coast line and took in all the beautiful views of the coast line, untouched in all it's natural splendor. The gulf on one side and the Santa Rosa sound on the other.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed tour of Ft. Pickens. Returned to see the Blue Angels fly and play at the beach. Don't miss the beach there!

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