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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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Beautiful seashore with views of Pensecola

We visited on a foggy day so couldn't see too much, but miles of trails for biking and hiking. Desolate area with protected beaches. Beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We visited on a foggy day so couldn't see too much, but miles of trails for biking and hiking. Desolate area with protected beaches. Beautiful.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautiful beach, beautiful ocean, beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Just a very beautiful place! A great place for walks and for exploring. Lovely dunes and beautiful views.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

On the way to Fort Walton Beach we decided to go through the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Since it was winter the park had very few visitors. The ocean was a little choppy but it still had the blue green tint. There are walking and bike paths along the road and seem to go from one end to the other.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

loved the seclusion, wish there were a few more picnic pavilions, appreciate the protection of their sea turtles

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We drove from Fort Pickens to Navarre Park along Highway 399 and then on to Destin. This part of the National seashore was absolutely beautiful (as I'm sure all of it is) with white sand beaches, beautiful ocean views and clear water. As we were in the off-season, we were virtually alone on this drive. In the summer, I'm sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We've been there on several occasions since our daughter attended Pensacola Christian College. We have camped there many times and have enjoyed ourselves immensely. The place is clean and offers many opportunities to enjoy the sugar white sand beaches and dolphin watching!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The National Seashore is spread out over multiple islands, intermixed with towns. The main visitors center in Gulf Breeze is nothing special. The map they give there for the Naval Live Oaks is poor and hard to follow for walks. Small board walk on the sound and did see a few birds but not many nature signs, including no signs... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The drive in was breathtaking... sand spilling randomly upon the narrow winding park roadway appearing like snow drifts left & right; a long beautiful spit of beach that is absolutely stunning! As family of 4 with 2 little ones, we tent camped for Easter week & it was terrific time complete with egg hunt. Bring your mountain bikes, great trails... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The beautiful emerald surf rolling onto the sugar white sands is beautiful.There are picnic areas and restrooms at most parking areas.The dunes look like piles of snow.Very scenic.Beach combing and fishing are good.Very clean and well cared for.

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Florissant, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The white sands and the lovely clean beaches will enthrall you, especially if you are a beach goer. The waters in December are kind of cool, but very brilliant blue transparent sea.

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