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“Simply the most amazing beach in Florida”

Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 24, 2011

For a modest $8 fee, the National Park offers access to astonishing beaches: fine, white sand, waters of infinite variations of blue and green, herons and many other birds... Fort Pickens is quite interesting to visit and kids had a great time running freely from room to room, playing hide and seek in this huge place. We walked around the westernmost tip of Santa Rosa Island. Then we drove back towards the entrance of the park and stopped across the camping ground, walked across the dune (boardwalk) and spent several hours on the beach, nearly alone in this paradisiac location. We love Destin, Fort Walton, Grayton and many other beaches in Florida, but to us this one was the best.

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Reviewed November 22, 2011

we are really lucky this bill passed in congress and we have this undeveloped coast line with white sand emeral green waters and some forrest reserve with beautiful live oaks

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Reviewed November 4, 2011

First, think of miles of white sand beaches with blue-green water -- and almost no people! Add to that Fort Pickens - a great look into the history of our country. There are hiking/nature trails, wildlife (some really cool birds!), places to picnic, and camp grounds. This is one of those locations that makes you proud to be an American and glad to pay your taxes (well, maybe that is going a little too far!). The sand on these beaches is like white powder. Got off work a bit after lunch, changed clothes and headed across the bridge. Worth the time and the $1 toll on the bridge. There is an entry fee since it is a National Park, but it is minimal. You can spend an hour or days here.

Thank EJPVA
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

This is the prettiest Beach I have ever seen. Beautiful white sand and clear blue water. Almost deserted this time of the year. A must see for beach lovers.

Thank cplenk
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We have a pass to enter the National parks and it afforded us entrance to the National Seashore. It is an exellent place to fish, and just enjoy the surf and sand.

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