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Santa Rosa Island

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Address: Pensacola, FL
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Pensacola Beach is the main attraction on this island.

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Love the National Seashore Must see it!

Pensacola to Navarre a must drive! Natural beach at it's finest. In June and July drive slowly. Baby birds - terns and skimmer. Areas are roped off. Stay on paths, avoid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Shellqueen2014
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pensacola to Navarre a must drive! Natural beach at it's finest. In June and July drive slowly. Baby birds - terns and skimmer. Areas are roped off. Stay on paths, avoid these areas they are protected for the birds! Beautiful blue water. National Seashore open for all. No condo, no high rises. Just beautiful sand and beach

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Pensacola Beach has always been a special, clean and beautiful beach to visit for a day or extended periods. There are many venues to keep a person busy and occupied regardless of likes / dislikes. There are historical, shopping, scenic drives to satisfy almost any visitor. Everything at the beach is clean and trash free. Safety is not an issue... More 

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Valley, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Pensacola Beach is best visited from the mornings to around 2 PM to avoid traffic getting to and from the beach unless you are staying on the beach at one of the pricier hotels. Casino Beach, which has nothing to do with a casino, is the public beach and there is ample room for people with wide open views of... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Sits at the other end of the National Sea Shore - opposite of Pensacola Beach. Less tourists but same type of beach. Less crowds and more locals, than at Pensacola Beach which is very crowded on weekends.

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Pensacola beach now allows dogs on the beach in restricted areas. While the idea is ok, there is no enforcement of the rules and dogs can be seen up and down the beach off leash and on running amuck. I have seen dogs jump n people,bite people and certainly bark at people to t he point that they are a... More 

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nyassa
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

It's so nice to see all the old houses, some in better shape than others. Seeing the plagues for the build date was very informative.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I've been going to this beach with my family for over 20 years! Each year it is just as wonderful as the time before! You cannot beat the white fluffy sand! There's lots of different places to stay and a great variety of restaurants and activities to do on the island as well.

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Maroa, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

This place was so quiet and beautiful. Very peaceful at this time of year can't wait to go back. Gat it if nature and history.

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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The beaches and dunes are beautiful in the winter too plus still a good selection of restaurants, grills and bars to pick from. Just happened to be there for their spectacular Mardi Gras parade.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Talk about a stretch of sand! Choose to just sit on a bench overlooking the Gulf, take a walk on the Pier and watch people pull in big fish, sit at a table at one of the restaurants and have a glass of wine, or just lay on the white sand beach. This island has areas where you can be... More 

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