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Gulf Islands : Opal Beach

On the Gulf Islands, between Pensacola and Navarre Beaches lies Opal Beach, Florida. It is my... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Pensacola, Florida
Spotlessly clean beach, white "sugar" sand, calm waters. Wonderful!

We visited the Pensacola beaches on the outer barrier island at one of the dog parks. We didn't... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
Jamestown, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On the Gulf Islands, between Pensacola and Navarre Beaches lies Opal Beach, Florida. It is my favorite beach of all the Continental United States Beaches, It is very clean in a beautiful natural preserved area. There are lifeguards on duty in the summer and for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MarionLovesBeaches
Reviewed November 25, 2018

We visited the Pensacola beaches on the outer barrier island at one of the dog parks. We didn't have our dog with us, but wanted to see what the section of the beach that allows dogs was like. And it was fantastic. Clean, beautiful, white...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VintageGibson
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We enjoyed the beach within the Ft. Pickens National Park. There was a shower for washing off. No lifeguard where we were, and a strong undertow so pay attention. LOVELY sand!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Smiledoctorsmile
Reviewed October 12, 2018

very pretty and serene. check em out. Some are great some are forgetful, but worth the time and effort to check out.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Christian H
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We went to Gulf Island National Seashore and the water was beautiful. I would drop the wife off and go to the Fort Pickens..

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dan R
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Many things to do with children. Pleasure to be in a place that is involved with the ecosystems. 100 percent cleaner than NYC.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank normav328
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Water was nice and clean. The Pensacola beach was nice and clean. There are also restaurants to eat by the beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marinamachuca
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a beautiful area tothe go swimming, but be sure to park in permitted parking. There is a long walk from parking area to the beach. There are flags posted for safety warnings, I recommend paying close attention, because the flags are changed during...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peggy C
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My daughter wanted to go to the beach so we decided to go to the gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola Beach. Emerald-green green waters beautiful sugar White Sands she had the time of her life.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Q4696YHtimh
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I hesitated to write this review because this is one of the few places that you can go and not see another person in either direction on the beach. It gets busier on the weekend, but still a great place to visit. Be prepared to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 9, 2018|
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Response from sharonfmills | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most of the time. If water is rough enough you can't see, don't go on because it's dangerous.
Jessica C
March 16, 2018|
Response from ctw745 |
You should go down towards Ft Pickens