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Beautiful!!

Nice beach with excellent facilities and near shops and restaurants. Parking was not terrible and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Scott I
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Savannah, Tennessee
Great place to visit and explore

The Gulf Islands Seashore is a very nice area of dunes and white sand beaches with lots of room to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William O
via mobile
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A historical area with beautiful beaches.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pensacola, FL
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"white sand"
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"national seashore"
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"fort pickens"
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"federal government"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice beach with excellent facilities and near shops and restaurants. Parking was not terrible and crowd was manageable.

Thank Scott I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Gulf Islands Seashore is a very nice area of dunes and white sand beaches with lots of room to explore and enjoy the surf, sun, and sand. Visit soon. It is highly recommended.

Thank William O
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a really nice place but you better go early it gets really busy really early specially on the weekends

1  Thank wingnut457
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Almost didn't go there. But.. wife insisted. Glad she did. The drive from Pensacola Beach is stunning! Remote, peaceful, beautifully desolate and water (bay / gulf) on both sides of the road. It costs $20.00 for a weekly pass. That's the cheapest. They offer camping...More

2  Thank sdstyer33
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Go out to Langdon Beach (just before Fort Pickens). No condos, no tacky bars, just a lovely pavilion with tables, restrooms (life guards in season) and miles of sugar sand beach.

2  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We rented a house on the beach, omg so beautiful to wake up to! White sand, clear blue water...must when you are in Pensacola. Great for everyone no matter what age!

2  Thank Diana C
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

The national seashore is a jewel that everyone should take time to visit. To go from the high rises to the pristine beaches and natural area is a wonderful thing. It is so peaceful and beautiful. The color of the water at the Opal Beach...More

2  Thank James F
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This is designated a national park area so you have to pay for admission. I recommend getting the national park pass. If you want a natural family oriented beach trip without all the wildness that can pop up at a public beach this is your...More

Thank Kent V
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Being from VT in the middle of the winter,we can only dream of this kind of a paradise. White,white so soft sand and beautiful multi colored blue water. We kept coming back 3 days in a row just to chill...Loved it!!

Thank Rae R
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

The great thing about the beaches that make up the Gulf Island National Seashore is that you can be alone on the beach or in a crowd depending on where you go. Johnson Beach is great, offers gulf side and bay side close together. The...More

1  Thank sharon m
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Jessica C
March 16, 2018|
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