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Johnson Beach

13333 Johnson Beach Road, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola, FL 32507
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Ranked #6 of 52 attractions in Pensacola
Type: Beaches
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White Plains, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great beach and surrounding area; it's wonderful to learn why the beach is named after such courageous young man. Glad the beach bears his name and he is remembered for his bravery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This unit off of Perdido Key is a great primitive beach experience. Not a lot of traffic, good snorkeling and swimming. The shower facilities are lacking but if you are staying near by or plan ahead it is not an issue. Much less touristy than Destin area beaches.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are looking for a beach with a little more privacy compared to Pensacola, Beach. You have found it. I've been going to Johnson Beach for 20 years. it is a little farther out but has really grown. With restaurant's and pubs. Very nice day out.

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Adairsville, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Johnson Beach is a long stretch of beach that separates Big Lagoon from the Gulf of Mexico. It is less than 100 yards wide and one has their choice of the ocean waves or the calmness of the lagoon. Both have beautiful white sand. There is a $7 (I think) parking fee but it is good for 7 days, but... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I live in Pensacola and always visit when we want a nice little bit of quiet to make the days issues disappear. The beach is unspoiled, the water is inviting and the sunsets are the envy of any camera bug. Please make this a point of interest if you are visiting as you will no doubt agree... More

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Pensacola, United States
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wish the road was longer down the island but it leaves miles of unspoiled beaches for the wildlife (ie; beach mouse, seagulls and turtles). You have a fee to enter the park but there are facilities at the main parking lot. Further down there are boardwalks over the dunes to the beach. Very serene.

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The beach was pleasantly calm. It was good to have the memories of growing up in Pensacola, and the days of being taken to the beach as a child to Johnson's Beach.

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Huntington, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Water a little murky but a good beach. Kids enjoyed it but not as good as Pensacola beach. Take some food, drinks, umbrella, sun block and enjoy! Waves calmer than pb but not as pretty sand or water. Inside state park so a car fee applies but is good for a week.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fishing was good, was there on 4th of July weekend when there was nowhere to park. Parked in front of the last parking sign where a couple other cars were parked. They came by 5 minutes later and gave everyone $100 parking tickets. Revenue building at it's finest. Will not go back.

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Perdido Key, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

if you like crowds, stay away. Johnson beach is like a trip to the beach when you were a kid. great waves, snow white sand, a family place to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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