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Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District

Address: Highway 399 Rd, East and West, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone Number: (850) 934-2600
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Camping
Owner description: This 150-mile stretch of seashore, which runs from Cat Island in Mississippi to Santa Rosa Island...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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 beautiful beaches along the way.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Very nice beach all around. Sand is white and sugary, great for walking along the water. Plenty of places to park and walk ways across to the beach. Bathrooms are available at some of the place to pull off and park at. Enjoyed all of my stops along the way to check out the water.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

In spite of the weather in November not being as warm as in the summer or other times of the year, had a great time with the grandchildren when we were here for Thanksgiving holiday. Plenty of seashells, pelicans, and even found a jelly fish on the beach. Kids had a ball playing in the sand and finding pretty shells.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This time of year is our favorite time for visiting the seashore. The crowds are minimal. We drove the entire area and made a stop alongside the road near a wooden crossover to the beach (several access areas along the roadway). There we enjoyed a nice walk along the water's edge admiring the white sand and the gentle waves of... More 

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Gulf Islands National Seashore is just beautiful. It's a two-lane road with a slow speed limit, but you want to take it slow to absorb your surroundings. White sand on both sides, with Pensacola Bay to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The drive is fascinating, full of history too, as you pass historic batteries... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We usually go in the summer and don't make it out much this time of year but I must say we really enjoy it more w/o the heat.

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Augusta, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

While I was in Pensacola Fl, we had the chance to go to Gulf Islands beach, Wonderul, so tropical, friendly. also so much to do. The beach was just wonderful.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Start from Navarre, FL and drive through Pensacola Beach, FL to Fort Pickens to see this beautiful coastline. The road goes right up to the beach and it is so close the beach sand is on the road at some points. The beach is unprotected and takes you back in time to see what it would have looked like before... More 

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Dacula, Georgia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We absolutely stumbled into this strip of beach this week, because we were heading to Pensacola from Destin, and on a whim peeled off Hwy 98 at Navarre Beach onto Hwy 399, and then followed Hwy 399 all the way over to Pensacola Beach. That stretch of highway is amazingly beautiful, and untouched. No homes, not hotels, no condos, gas... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This drive is slow and beautiful. The white sand of the dunes and shore are jaw-dropping. There are many sites for pictures too. Take time to pull off into a parking area and wiggle your toes in the sand. The blue of the sky, the white of the sand and the green water of the gulf combine to make one... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Realizing that these pure quartz crystals are ancient remnants of the distant Appalachian mountains, brings one to accept the power of time to endlessly change the earth's features.

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