We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Highway 399 Rd, East and West, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone Number:
+1 850-934-2600
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 848 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 719
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Beautiful

Love the beautiful scenery! Love the white sandy beach! Clean, safe, a must visit if you're in the area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
farmgurl1973
,
ANNA
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

848 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 827: English reviews
ANNA
Level Contributor
69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the beautiful scenery! Love the white sandy beach! Clean, safe, a must visit if you're in the area.

Helpful?
Thank farmgurl1973
Indianapolis, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving east from Pensacola Beach will take you to the Gulf Islands National Seashore, a stretch of beaches that are untouched by commercialism. If you are seeking a true beach experience that has nothing to do with souvenirs and everything to do with soaking up nature's beauty, this place is not to be missed. Opal Beach is one of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank 939laureannen
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Gulf Shores many times we just love it! Sandy Beaches very clean love driving along the coast line.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fort White, Florida
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful drive, walk or bike ride! Sand dunes, sea oats and beautiful clear blue water. No motels, stores or restaurants simple relaxing serenity.

Helpful?
Thank Ellen R
Trimble
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through here on our way to Navarre Beach from Pensacola. We always enjoy driving through here and stopping to play. You can always find an area that's not crowded. The unspoiled beauty is what we love most.

Helpful?
Thank andila7
Navi Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and clean water with white sand. Good to spend time with kids. Don't forget to get your sunscreens and glares

Helpful?
Thank gaurav2610
foley al
Level Contributor
141 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are great white sand beaches, not crowded, good snorkeling and swimming. Miles and miles of beautiful beach.

Helpful?
Thank sharon m
Columbus, Georgia
Level Contributor
491 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying on Pensacola Beach (Gulf Breeze) and decided to explore the island by driving east from the Hampton Inn. Before we knew it, we were entering the National Seashore. Great view of the ocean, dunes with sea oats, and sand so white it looked like snow. Limited number of pull outs for parking, but the drive was worth... More 

Helpful?
Thank GreenLakerGA
Georgia
Level Contributor
206 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This drive is absolutely gorgeous! If you haven't driven on the National Seashore, you have really been missing it. It doesn't matter if you have little ones, teens or elderly in the car, have everyone set aside their electronics and take a look outside. There are a few parking areas where you can stop and enjoy a walk along the... More 

Helpful?
Thank mgriz
Conway, Arkansas, United States
Level Contributor
39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a lazy drive. Beware of traffic during peak times. But otherwise great. Lots of different places eat. Easy beach access.

Helpful?
1 Thank Glensmith501

Travelers who viewed Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District also viewed

Pensacola Beach, Florida Panhandle
Pensacola Beach, Florida Panhandle
 
Pensacola Beach, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?