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Fort Pickens is a National Park/Monument site. The maps say state park but a national parks pass will grant you entrance. If not, the cash price for admission is $20.00.
While this may seem steep, it is worth every cent. The civil war history here...More
A very lovely spot to visit, Langden Beach quickly moved into my top 3 US beaches and the Fort and Discovery Centre are well worth the visit. An excellent app allows you to self guide yourself around the Fort.
We enjoyed it so much we...More
I come along way to just sit out on Fort Pickens beaches to watch the sunset. Fort Pickens beaches are not as crowded as Pensacola beaches. I love to drive the road out to the Fort. This is one of my favorite places to unwind.
Went with my two sons and had fun exploring the tunnels and scaring each other. They earned their Jr. Ranger badges and we had a very nice interaction with the ranger. I wish they told you the tour times at the front gate, because we...More
I like visiting Civil War sites and beaches, so Fort Pickens was the highlight of our trip to Pensacola Beach, even though I had to pay for the pass to get in. Entrance gate attendant wanted to sell me an annual pass to save money....More
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting The Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Fort Pickens itself is just a portion of a wonderful and worthwhile area to experience.
This area offers various ways to enjoy your time there. Are you interested in American history? Are you a nature lover...More
You need to pay for a pass into the park to see the fort and then pay for camping on top. The beaches are beautiful and less populated than the at Pensacola Beach. They do honor the America the beautiful natuonal park pass... More
You need to pay for a pass into the park to see the fort and then pay for camping on top. The beaches are beautiful and less populated than the at Pensacola Beach. They do honor the America the beautiful natuonal park pass. Camping has electrical and water hookups. NO sewer but a free dump station( which can have a long line in the morning).
Is the National Parks Annual Pass accepted for admission to seashores and Ft Pickens? I've looked at the NPS site and can't see to find this info.
February 01, 2017|
You might want to call there and ask that question. I would believe they are accepted as they are run by the NPS.
Camping and then a hotel in Panhandle - Help please! (3 Replies)
We are thinking of camping in the Panhandle area. We want to bring a pop up camper or tent. We need suggestion on where to go. We are thinking of maybe doing a 3+ days camping and then maybe a hotel/motel/condo to explore what a nearby town offers. Here are a few things about us: My husband and I are in our 40s. We have 2 active children 11 and 13. We love the outdoors, exploring, hiking and water activities such as swimming, snorkel, kayak, sailing. We do not like RV after RV open space...More
April 03, 2014|
Response fromNic S|
Ft. Pickens is pretty awesome. And then Holiday Inn Resort for a hotel on Pensacola Beach. The great thing about vacationing in Pensacola Beach is that you are a short drive to Downtown Pensacola and the Naval Air Museum. And maybe catch a Blue Wahoos game. Lots of amenities but still a beach vacation. It's a two for one.
Little Rock, AR
Pensacola Beach--a little trip report (10 Replies)
Husband had a work conference in PB so the kid & I tagged along! This was our first time visiting the gulf coast in the fall. We usually spend a week in the Gulf Shores/ Orange Beach/Perdido Key area most summers. I visited PB in the summers as a child but it's changed so much (yea, it was a long time ago!). We all enjoyed getting to see the area during a non-touristy time. No crowds anywhere!! Of course, the weather was chilly so there was no getting in the water. It was also...More