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Gulf Islands

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Address: Pensacola, FL
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A historical area with beautiful beaches.

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unbelievable white sugar sands and beautiful Gulf of Mexico views

Went there for the day to sight see and hike. The fort was very interesting and the beaches just beautiful. The park itself is spread out from Mississippi to Florida. In one part... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there for the day to sight see and hike. The fort was very interesting and the beaches just beautiful. The park itself is spread out from Mississippi to Florida. In one part of it west of Pensacola you can drive out along narrow strip of sand and you are surrounded by the Gulf. Wonderful!

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Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Pensacola, Florida
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have never seen such beautiful, Snow White sands, and such beautiful, clear , emerald water! Love this Gulf Coast!!

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Thank map0814
Birmingham
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a a stretch of beach that is uninhabited. The views and the beach are stunning! It was like we were the only ones who had ever stepped foot on the beach.

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Thank rposey6844
Pensacola
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Gulf Islands several times a year, and when we go to the beach, we head directly towards Fort Pickens. We bought an annual pass, and if you go 3 times in a year, you've more than paid for it. Our favorite snorkeling spot is at Fort Pickens on the sound side, but there is so much to love... More 

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Thank Robin R
Memphis, Tennessee
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88 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its really sugar beaches but just couldn't find the emerald waters. Its lovely inspite & kiddos enjoyed shell collections.

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Thank srgl0betr0tter
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you are looking for the bluest water and whitest beaches, look no further. The Gulf Islands National Seashore is still the place to enjoy relaxing in the sun. Swim in a life guarded area.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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185 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Quiet, serene, almost empty in October.......perfect place to relax. This beach is long, the sand is sugar white, the waters clear and amazing shades of blue/green. Just an oasis of perfect spots to chill out.

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Thank Sharon K
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We drove to Ft. Pickens on Veterans Day--free admission to the National Park! The old fort is fascinating for history buffs, and there's ample information available to learn the roles it's played through the last 150+ years. The park end of the island is very quiet, with beautiful dunes adorned with sea oats and brush. The drifts of white sand... More 

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Thank Amy G
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Not as crowded as a lot of beaches. I love coming here. Enjoyable and pleasant people and places to eat are great.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited during the week in October, so the beaches were almost empty. The sand is brilliantly white, the views beautiful and the water very inviting. Miles of beach allows you to pick your location.

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