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

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Spent our 24th Anniversary

My wife and I really enjoyed our week's stay on the Island. We will definitely be back. Much less commercialized than other parts of the Gulf.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hfergie
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Providence, Kentucky
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Providence, Kentucky
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our week's stay on the Island. We will definitely be back. Much less commercialized than other parts of the Gulf.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great rock band in the evening on the beach with drinks you can bring or buy. Just another free event that was a great band and dancing beachside. The Sunset and walking on the beach at that time was amazing. All with entertainment provided.

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed it nice day for wondering on beach and relaxing. Nice sunny day to just see nature in it's best.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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30 reviews
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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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