• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Contact Public Affairs

For additional media inquiries, please contact the park's Public Affairs Officer, Daniel R. Brown, at:

Gulf Islands National Seashore

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway

Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563

Phone: 850-934-2604

Fax: 850-932-9654

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Did You Know?

The long roots of the sea oats help hold the dunes together.

The stunning sugar white beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore are composed of fine quartz eroded from granite in the Appalachian Mountains. The sand is carried seaward by rivers and creeks and deposited by currents along the shore.