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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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Beautiful Beaches

White sand, blue water and sun make for the ideal recipe for a beach getaway. Public access along the highway makes it easy to get to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
CJB46
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River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was expecting a beautiful beach and clear water but found water not clear at all as it was full of grass and other brown things in it. Made the best of it but very disappointed. Destin beaches were clear and orange beaches were clear. Not sure what's going on. I did hear orange beach is having lots of jellyfish... More 

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Thank Sandygarrisin
River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

White sand, blue water and sun make for the ideal recipe for a beach getaway. Public access along the highway makes it easy to get to.

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Thank CJB46
Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean. Plenty of room to spread out. Quiet. Beautiful. Family friendly. Incredible views. Restrooms on site. Shaded picnic area. White sand. Clear water. When we visited, one day was calm, the next day waves. Staff at gate helpful and friendly. Easy to find just off the main road marked with signs. Current admission price $15 per vehicle. Pass good for... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The beach is just fantastic, the sand is soooo white that it reminds me of White Sands NMex, and they have a nice pavilion.

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Sulligent, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a drive out for pristine, unspoiled beaches. Great parking and a very nice pavilion with bathhouses too.

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Ozark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful shoreline, the sea oats, the white sand, the water, the nesting turtles, the activity is low key, Fishing is good, the only thing it is 15 dollars a car load to drive 8 miles.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, but it's currently undergoing maintenance with loud bulldozers and large steel pipes running through the middle of the beach. According to the locals, this beach maintenance occurs once every seven years. Of course we would choose this week to be here!! 😔

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had couple of scooters with us. So we stopped at lot of spots on this shore and each one is unique in its own way. Some have clear water with lot of sea shells. Some have green weed, some have lots of fishes.

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1 Thank Chaitu2014
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed the drive through the National Park and we stopped and changed into our swimsuits at the restrooms and went in for a swim. Since we have a Pass (Seniors) already, it was virtually free. Beautiful drive and wonderful swim. We will do it again the next time we are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful protected drive with spots to stop and enjoy the views and waves. Even natural kiddy pools away from everything.

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