9 Beautiful Reasons to Visit Gulf Islands National Seashore

Need some new and unique vacation ideas? Look no further! The Gulf Islands National Seashore is sure to satisfy any vacation desire!

Fort Pickens

40 minutes from Pensacola, there are miles of intercoastal trails to explore and beaches to enjoy. (You might even glimpse the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flying overhead!) While exploring the coastline, keep your eyes open for dolphins and nesting shorebirds.

Johnson Beach - Perdido Key

The area is well known among the locals of Escambia County for being unspoiled and has some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Florida.  Be sure to try the seafood!

Opal Beach - Santa Rosa Island

Famous for its sparkling emerald-green waters and magnificent white sand beach, it’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. 

Fort Barrancas

The historic fort overlooks Pensacola Bay on Naval Air Station Pensacola. It’s a great place to learn about military history. Plus, the views from the top are amazing!

Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve

This is known for being the first federal tree farm. The wood was harvested initially to build ships in the late 1800s. The preserve is still under federal protection

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