Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District, Pensacola Beach
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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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  • If you visit Pensacola Beach and head East or are visiting Navarre heading West there is a strip of roadway that is the most amazing, unspoiled strip of oceanfront to be seen. I think it Hwy 399 or so...  more »
  • If a really nice view is what you want this is the perfect place. Weather was nice and sunny but not too hot...the white sand beaches are the most beautiful to see. Make a day of it by bringing your c...  more »
  • We drove through and car toured this national park. The facilities were great and were clean. The water was a nice blue green and the beaches were bright white sand. The wind was blowing fairly good a...  more »