• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Directions to the Florida District

Brown National Park Service entrance sign at Perdido Key welcomes visitors.
Entrance signs throughout Gulf Islands National Seashore indicate the different units.
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The Perdido Key Area is off Florida Route 292, southwest from Pensacola; turn east on Johnson Beach Road.

Naval Live Oaks is on U. S. 98 east of Gulf Breeze, Florida.

The Okaloosa Day Use Area is on U. S. 98 east of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

To reach Fort Barrancas and the Advanced Redoubt onboard Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida, use the Blue Angel Parkway (Florida Route 173).

The Fort Pickens, and Santa Rosa areas, take U.S. 98 east across the Pensacola Bay Bridge.

Did You Know?

The arches at Fort Massachusetts are made of red and tan bricks.

Gulf Islands National Seashore's Fort Massachusetts, on West Ship Island 12 miles off the Mississippi coastline, was covered by the 30-foot storm surge from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The fort has been reopened to the public.