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Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District
Highway 399 Rd, East and West, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
(850) 934-2600
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Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming, Camping
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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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you want to see Florida at its very best ,you must go to the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The dollar fee to cross the bridge from Pensacola is the cost of a trip to paradise. You don't need to go off to a south sea island for white sand, crisp clear waves and peace away from the rest of the world. It is wonderful that no one has been allowed to build beyond Pensacola Beach. Driving at just 35mph allows you time to enjoy and there are great places to park on the shore to enjoy the beach.

Visited April 2014
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The Woodlands, Texas
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“Lovely unspoiled beaches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The emerald coast really shines at this lovely collection of beaches. It's very peaceful- and a great walking beach. Don't miss it!

Visited March 2014
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Murray, Kentucky
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“Beautiful Emerald Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

There is a reason this is called the "Emerald Coast." Go to the GINS and you will see why. Soooo beautiful and soooo peacefull. The color of the water on a sunny day will just knock your socks off. Check it out as soon as possible.

Visited March 2014
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“Gentle Surf, Sand & Shells”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Found plenty of sand dollars and saw the bubbles from clams. Excellent for walking, a bit windy, but comfortable. Only one jellyfish, which was on the beach. Too chilly for swimming, but I shelled and got a tan

Visited March 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Take your beach chairs and get lost in serenity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

For those that want away from the crowds on the Boardwalk drive out to the dunes! Take your camera and sunscreen.

Visited March 2014
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