Gulf Island National Seashore
Welcome to Gulf Island National Seashore, home of the world's whitest beaches! Relax & enjoy the scenery, hike a trail or explore beautiful, historic forts. Whether you are visiting the Seashore for a day or a week there are many activities and places to explore. Gulf Islands National Seashore offers recreation opportunities and preserves natural and historic resources along the Gulf of Mexico barrier islands. Choose from numeous outdoor activities including swimming, bicycling, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, beach combing, bird watching, boating, camping in developed or primitive campgrounds. Or, just relax & watch a magnificent Florida sunset!
The Florida district has visitor-centers located at Naval Live Oaks, Fort Pickens, and Fort Barrancas. There are trails at Naval Live Oaks including the historic Andrew Jackson Trail and a 2-mile section of the the 40-mile loop multi-use trail. The Santa Rosa Day Area, Opal Beach is located on Hwy 399 east of Pensacola Beach. There are restrooms, outdoor showers, picnic tables, and pavilions. The Perdido Key area has restrooms and access toJohnson Beach. The Okaloosa Day Use Area on U. S. 98 near Fort Walton has quiet water, picnic tables, boat launch, parking, and restrooms with outdoor showers. On board Pensacola Naval Air Station, visitors can tour Fort Barrancas or the Advanced Redoubt, and hike two trails. Fort Pickens is open from 7:00 a.m. until sunset. Pensacola, Florida, the City of Five Flags, is the closest city to the Gulf Islands National Seashore and offers a variety of entertainment and dining options.
- Parks & Attractions:Public Park
- WaterSports: Sailing
Contact Info:Gulf Island National Seashore
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