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Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District, Pensacola Beach
Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Visit the undeveloped land and shores of Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District. The islands offer fun in the sun to visitors and preserved land for coastal species. You'll find the quartz-white sand and clear waters here. Stroll the nature trails to see forts dating back to the 18th century. Fort Massachusetts, Fort Barrancas, Fort Pickens, and Fort McRee are all on the islands. Each has its own visitor center and picnic area. For a longer walk, take the famed Andrew Jackson trail, part of a 64.4 km (40 mi) loop available to hikers, bikers, and cars. Head to Pensacola, the mainland city with a rich cultural and military history, to rent equipment for snorkeling, fishing, and boating. Many of the beaches feature restrooms, showers, and shaded areas. If you plan to visit more than one national park during your trip, consider purchasing an America the Beautiful pass that can be used at all national parks and federal lands in the United States. Arrange your visit to Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pensacola Beach using our Pensacola Beach itinerary planner.
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We drove through both ends of the GI National Seashore and it is absolutely stunning. We loved it so much that we packed a cooler and parked our beach chairs there during one day of our vacation, inst... read more »
...my husband and I certainly were! I was not expecting the diversity of flora and the amount of wildlife in this national park. What an amazing view! You MUST experience this at least once. It does n... read more »
This is and has always been one of my favorite places. From the white sugar sand that squeaks when you walk to the beautiful blue water, this is paradise. Currently, they are doing some dredging so yo... read more »
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