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Address: Pensacola, FL
Description: Pensacola Beach is the main attraction on this island.

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Last of the Best Natural Beaches

Santa Rosa Island, is really known by the locals as "Pensacola Beach, Florida." Locals have kept it "Upscale and Over-Condo" pretty. Yes, there are Upscale condos on one end of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Santa Rosa Island, is really known by the locals as "Pensacola Beach, Florida." Locals have kept it "Upscale and Over-Condo" pretty. Yes, there are Upscale condos on one end of the Island, and that is great for those who cherish that lifestyle. Then there is the "laidback" style that the locals and residents love. So Santa Rosa Island has the... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

An eleven hour drive that I'll make every year. You will have to pay me to drive eight hours to Hilton Head. Santa Rosa has the best beaches, spectacular water and the nicest people; winner hands down.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

this is one of my ultimate spots for beach going in the US. The beach sands are powdery white and the water is crystal clear. There are many small boutique shops and restaurants.

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Ravenna, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Miles and miles of pristine beaches. Ocean on one side and gulf on the other. Every once in a while a parking lot. I walked a long way and enjoyed every minute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Right next to Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze. Nice drive and great views of the ocean, homes, and vacation condos.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The road from Navare Beach has been changed quite a times over the past ten years. I have not been out on the beach for a few years. I have drove around looking for a Restaurant. Stopped into Hemingways for a few drinks This is my favorite Place on Pensacola Beach.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Ours was a mini-vacation of sorts on Santa Rosa Island, Pensacola Beach, FL. With only a few days to relax and enjoy the time away from daily responsibilities, we opted for a Gulf-front view of this sugar-white sand beach and sparkling emerald-green water. it was sublime. There are walking / biking paths on either side of the main road which... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The scenery is great, and the picnic areas are plentiful and very clean./Also, plenty of washrooms are available. We enjoyed a picnic and views of the water from different locations. 3 mile bridge was also fun to travel over.

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Marinette
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very nice view of the gulf and Pensacola bay. A unique place to visit. A nice drive along beach and many places to stop and get out.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I drove down the scenic drive along the Island on our way to Fort Pickens. There were several stops on the way to venture out on the Beaches for a stroll. The weather was not the greatest but we still enjoyed the walks and would recommend them to anyone for some exercise or a dip in the... More 

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Address: Pensacola, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola

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