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Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District

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Address: Highway 399 Rd, East and West, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone Number: +1 850-934-2600
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This 150-mile stretch of seashore, which runs from Cat Island in...

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.

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Thanksgiving escape

Wow. Had the beach to ourselves. 75 and sunny, water fine for the kids, little too cold for me to go past knees, lots of shells, costal birds, and crabs hanging out. It was cool... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. Had the beach to ourselves. 75 and sunny, water fine for the kids, little too cold for me to go past knees, lots of shells, costal birds, and crabs hanging out. It was cool when the clouds came out but it was perfect when it was sunny.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenic drive ... even on a stormy day ... pristine ...not to be missed ! Places to stop and picnic ..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach has great scenic shots for sunrise and sunset photos. The water and white sand provide a great backdrop to enhance the beauty of your photos. There are very few buildings through this stretch. Very few amenities for you to have so bring what you need for your entire trip. Also be very careful parking. There are some areas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started at Navarre Beach and went toward Pensacola beach on our way to the hotel. It is a leisurely drive next to the Gulf with white sands and dunes. There are several parking areas along the way that has beach access. The is also a bike path along the road. It is free and the best way to get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These beaches are pristine with good reason. This is a 7 mile stretch of beach...stunningly white powder sand and pretty blue water...the problem is, there are no pull off areas to allow access to some areas..unless of course, you are willing to walk a couple of miles. It goes without saying that there wasn't many people there...but it is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very scenic drive all the way from Navarre Beach to Pensacola Beach. About four or five places to pull off and enjoy the sand and the waves. Very quiet on the Thanksgiving Day weekend when I was there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We truly enjoyed biking through this beautiful gem on the gulf. Will be back for sure! The water and beaches are so clean. Of course this time of the year there are not many tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the drive. Been through here a few times and it's one of those drives that sticks in your head. Almost like a movie clip, birds, waves crashing, windows open, and smiles everywhere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit Pensacola Beach and head East or are visiting Navarre heading West there is a strip of roadway that is the most amazing, unspoiled strip of oceanfront to be seen. I think it Hwy 399 or something like that. I've seen it hundreds and hundreds of times, but I always have to stop at the public beach area... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If a really nice view is what you want this is the perfect place. Weather was nice and sunny but not too hot...the white sand beaches are the most beautiful to see. Make a day of it by bringing your chairs and refreshments....make sure to bring a beach umbrella so the kids can take a short nap.

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