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Santa Rosa Island

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

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Great to visit at sunset.

The beaches strech for miles with fine white sand and numerous shells. At points there is beach on both side of the road. A great place to take a dip in the gulf and watch the sun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Norfolk, Uk
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The beaches strech for miles with fine white sand and numerous shells. At points there is beach on both side of the road. A great place to take a dip in the gulf and watch the sun go down.

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Heber Springs, Arkansas
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful beaches with access to The Gulf Shores National Seashore allows access to swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, boating, fishing, parasailing and just lying in the sun.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My favorite beaches by far. This recent trip with the kids I wanted to be sure since the girls are a little older now to drive through the Navarre area so I drove over to Navarre and then got on Beach Blvd and drove all the way to Pensacola Beach. We stopped at Navarre Beach for a while but it... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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