Florida Areas

Fort Pickens Sign at Sunset
Fort Pickens is one of the many Florida areas at Gulf Islands National Seashore

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Welcome to the Florida areas of Gulf Islands National Seashore, home of historic sites and some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. Relax and enjoy the scenery, hike a trail or explore the beautiful historic brick forts within the park. Whether you visit the seashore for a day or a week there are many activities and places to explore.

Visitors can do a variety of activities while visiting the seashore’s Florida areas including swimming, bicycling, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, beach combing, bird watching, boating, and camping.

The Perdido Key Area is near Perdido Key, Florida and features the beautiful Johnson Beach.

The Fort Barrancas Area is onboard Pensacola Naval Air Station where visitors can tour Fort Barrancas and the Advanced Redoubt.

The Naval Live Oaks Area near Gulf Breeze, Florida features several hiking trails.

The Fort Pickens Area is located west of Pensacola Beach features historic fortifications from the early 1800s through the mid-1900s, as well as miles of beaches.

The Santa Rosa Day Use Area, Opal Beach is located on Hwy 399 east of Pensacola Beach and is one of the most popular beach locations.

The Okaloosa Day Use Area on U. S. 98 near Fort Walton has picnic tables, a boat launch, parking, and restrooms with outdoor showers.

Last updated: January 7, 2016

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1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563


(850) 934-2600

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