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

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Best beach to walk

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Ravenna, Ohio
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Ravenna, Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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gulf breeze fl
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

From sugar white sands to Ft. Pickens, where Geronimo is held, make it a day on the island. $1.00 to go through the toll gate. Worth it!!!

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
89 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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363 reviews 363 reviews
89 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

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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