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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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awesome views of the sunset out here and never crowded

you cant beat the views from this area.... the sunset is awesome out here but be warned you cant park on the side of the road like many areas on pensacola beach there are only a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

you cant beat the views from this area.... the sunset is awesome out here but be warned you cant park on the side of the road like many areas on pensacola beach there are only a handful of parking areas when you drive through the area however they never really fill up....

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful,clean beaches and sand dunes.Slight differences in waves in the different areas.Last time a heron landed a couple feet from me and stood there until I had to go!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful...beautiful ..... Beautiful... Well worth the drive.... The sand dunes... And the gulf....are beautiful

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Wareham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must. One of the top 10 beaches in the US and is very uncrowded. A National Park that has shelter, bathrooms and showers w hot water. 22 prople were on the 1 mile beach the day we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The fort was worth seeing - definitely recommend the ranger-guided tour. The beach was even better. No schmaltzy tourists, just beautiful, natural beach. We saw dolphins, osprey, pelicans, and cool boats.

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the Florida section of the National Seashore. The drive from Pensacola over Pensacola Bay was lovely. We visited in December, so there were no crowds, it was great. It was a warm and sunny day, we were lucky! We stopped at the Visitor Center near the entrance to the park, in the Naval Live Oaks Area. The Center... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We loved visiting the Gulf Islands National Seashore to camp with our kids. The facilities are all well-staffed, clean and neat. I like to call this the 'Anti-Destin" as we do not like crowds, hotels, cars, and noise. This is the beach, the way it should be, natural and pristine. We camped for a week, played at the beach, hiked... More 

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Pace, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You can go the the National Seashore either through Pensacola Beach or from Navarre Beach. Either way, you know you're there when the dunes and the azure blue Gulf of Mexico greet you! Also, the speed limit, like your internal clock, slows down to 20 MPH! The whole area is a refuge for sea turtles and is a nesting ground... More 

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Pensacola, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful, sugar white sands on the ride to the historic Fort Pickens. Several great walking paths with Herons, Osprey, and all sorts of critters. Living in Pensacola, this is one of our favorite places to spend a few hours.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful, quiet, great views! This is a free and easy stop along your drive near Pensacola, Florida.

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Address: Highway 399 Rd, East and West, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone Number: (850) 934-2600
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola Beach

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