Gulf Islands National Seashore

Gulf Islands National Seashore

This beautiful stretch of land from Mississippi to Santa Rosa Island is Florida coastland in it's natural state at it's best. Clear emerald water, sugary white soft sand with un-touched sand dunes and natural habitats for wildlife. 

 

Beaches

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With a seashore that stretches 160 miles, there are plenty of places to enjoy the beautiful beaches. The Perdido Key area is a popular beach with picnic areas, fishing, hiking, biking, and swimming. Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Day Use area are popular for swimming and picnicking. 

 

Wildlife

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Image by National Park Service

Wildlife includes sea turtles and other sea life, and birds. This area provides an opportunity to view wildlife in it's natural habitats. 

 

Hiking and Activities

If you are looking for activities to enjoy the nature in this beautiful seashore, go to Naval Live Oaks Area where there is 7.5 miles of hiking trails with a place to launch a kayak or paddle board. Snorkeling, fishing, camping, hiking and biking are all popular activities. There are also fort tours and ranger-led programs.