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Santa Rosa Island

Address: Pensacola, FL
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Ranked #3 of 42 Attractions in Pensacola
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Pensacola Beach is the main attraction on this island.
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Pensacola Beach is the main attraction on this island.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
93 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

On my trans-America charity cycle ride I saw many a beautiful sights and scenes - this was one of the most memorable Sunset with a beer after a long day in the saddle Simply wonderful Enjoy :-)

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Branson, Missouri
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298 reviews 298 reviews
76 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

1st time visit for us. We drove the length of the island east and west out of Pensacola Beach. You can imagine yourself here in 1559 when Spain tried to add to it's inventory. Hurricane came 2 days later, slowing their progress. Be sure to tour Fort Pickings on the west. Peg Leg Pete's has the best blackened fish &... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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215 reviews 215 reviews
54 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Gulf breeze, a stroll on the white sand, the sound of the crashing waves, squawking of the sea gulls, diving pelicans fishing for their dinner...all of this will wash away your stress and cares.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You'll travel right through the National Park Gulf Island seashore with white sand dunes and a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very nice white beaches. We visited on windy, slightly chilly Sunday morning. No crowds. There were a lot of crushed up shells in the sand here so might hurt without shoes.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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193 reviews 193 reviews
69 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We loved our trips to Santa Rosa Island so much that we fnally have bought a home nearby. Wonderful natural white dune beaches, wildlife, perfect mix of development and preservation and year round activities, music and events to keep tourists and locals alike happy. Our favs are Fort Pickens an Pensacola Beach, but if you want to get away from... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island is perfect for families. Awesome restaurants abound, fun activities for children, shopping for tourists, and of course, the sugar white sands beaches are incredible!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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397 reviews 397 reviews
141 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

You must take the time to drive to this beach while you are vacationing in Gulf Shores. Wonderful, relaxing, and a sight to behold.

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Washington, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Loved the drive over from Gulf Shores. The beach is lovely and peaceful. A must see if you are a beach person.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A quiet and less populated place (in the slow season) with awesome squeaky, white sand beaches along the Gulf. Some area's provide excellent shelling and good fishing opportunities. Here you'll find the largest fishing pier on the Gulf. It will cost you a dollar to walk on it and $7 to fish from it. The Sound side is also nice... More 

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