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“Gulf Islands National Seashore” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District

Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District
Highway 399 Rd, East and West, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
(850) 934-2600
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Activities: Camping, Sunbathing, Swimming
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Owner description: This 150-mile stretch of seashore, which runs from Cat Island in Mississippi to Santa Rosa Island in Florida, offers sparkling blue water and many beautiful beaches along the way.
Valparaiso, Florida
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“Gulf Islands National Seashore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I am a local and a boat owner, so I don't have to hang out at the beach. There is very little parking unless you go to a National park. The parks are well maintained and they have bathrooms, picnic tables, boardwalks to the beach, and showers. There is a small charge to enter, but it puts you very close to the white sands of Destin.

Visited March 2013
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

We rented a beach house for our family of 20 and spent plenty of hours on the white sandy beaches with clear water. We hunted for seashells and swam before the waves got too choppy. What a wonderful place to visit. Bring plenty of sunscreen.

Visited May 2013
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Fishers, Indiana
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Beautiful place to visit. The views are wonderful and along the beach. The drive is very pretty too. Definitely a picture op moment.

Visited April 2013
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Pensacola
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“Ft Pickens - Great Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a great place to visit, but the rangers who work there make it very nice and comfortable. They're really good folks who go out of their way to make your visit pleasant and enjoyable!

Visited May 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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“Lovely when there isn't an event”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We live here and were aware of the "diverse crowd seeking crazy fun" as the Pensacola News Journal wrote. However, the local news channels made no mention of the crowds that would be in a certain area. The local people made no effort to direct traffic even away from the party site so that those who did not want to participate could drive the other direction through Navarre Beach.

Visited May 2013
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