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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: (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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Be Amazed At The Natural Beauty...

...my husband and I certainly were! I was not expecting the diversity of flora and the amount of wildlife in this national park. What an amazing view! You MUST experience this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sandra C
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Harviell, Missouri
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Harviell, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

...my husband and I certainly were! I was not expecting the diversity of flora and the amount of wildlife in this national park. What an amazing view! You MUST experience this at least once. It does not disappoint! Dress cool, take a picnic, binoculars, and a camera. You won't want to miss a thing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is and has always been one of my favorite places. From the white sugar sand that squeaks when you walk to the beautiful blue water, this is paradise. Currently, they are doing some dredging so you can find awesome shells.

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Thank Susan S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped just for the view of the beach and to collect seashells. Enjoyed the white sand and the abundance of seashells to collect from. Great place to stop and enjoy the beauty.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Park East to snorkel the reef, but quickly realized we were vastly outnumbered by jellyfish that far out (450 ft). So, we stayed close to shore and just perused the sand for seashells. We found hundreds of great shells and several perfect sand dollars within an hour or so!! Great beach with few people. Just use patience in... More 

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trip! Awesome water!! The whole family LOVED our trip!!! We will definitely be back!!! The scenery is wonderful!! It is so relaxing and very clean!!!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the perfect location for a wedding!!!! This location was very peaceful and serene!!! God willing I will make it there again!!!!

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to go to enjoy a nice beach, fun snorkeling, and fishing....all while watching the Blue Angels practice (see website for practice times but usually Wednesday at 11:00am). $15 entrance fee but worth it.

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Thank TXbrandi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

traveled to navarre through the gulf island seashore on out way back we stopped at one of the stops that had picnic areas and went into the water. It had some mild algae problems but it was still nice clean beach area not very crowded.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over 10 miles of untouched seashore. Absolutely beautiful and nearly deserted. Perfect place to look for seashells.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cant say enough about how beautiful and clean the beaches and highways beside the beaches are. It is just breathtakingly beautiful. Enjoy!

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