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Santa Rosa Island

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Address: Pensacola, FL
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Pensacola Beach is the main attraction on this island.

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Loved every minute of my visit !

Miles & miles of white sugar sand beach. Parking lots. No restroom facilities. No trash cans. But... Beautiful walking beach! Look for shells, bird watch or just relax! Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Miles & miles of white sugar sand beach. Parking lots. No restroom facilities. No trash cans. But... Beautiful walking beach! Look for shells, bird watch or just relax! Beautiful time. Loved it

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Klein, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a breathtaking beach,...the water, the sand and the natural surroundings are incredible, and it's just a few minutes drive down the road from Pensacola beach.

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Thank tinsley2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours at Fort Pickens, which was neat for a little day trip with some history. The beaches are beautiful! White sand, blue water, no trash. We saw maybe 10 people the entire time we were at the beach, which was really refreshing after fighting the crowds on Pensacola Beach. $15 to have a gorgeous beach... More 

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Jonesboro AR
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a beautiful place....white beaches, dunes, blue waters. The drive is awesome from the hotel section

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Liberty, Missouri
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours here and we absolutely loved it. Beautiful water, beautiful sand. Nice drive out to the island only $1 to get over the bridge and it didn't cost anything to park. Plenty of places to find that are out of the way and quit. Can't wait to go back!

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Providence, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed our week's stay on the Island. We will definitely be back. Much less commercialized than other parts of the Gulf.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was a great rock band in the evening on the beach with drinks you can bring or buy. Just another free event that was a great band and dancing beachside. The Sunset and walking on the beach at that time was amazing. All with entertainment provided.

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I enjoyed it nice day for wondering on beach and relaxing. Nice sunny day to just see nature in it's best.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Pensacola to Navarre a must drive! Natural beach at it's finest. In June and July drive slowly. Baby birds - terns and skimmer. Areas are roped off. Stay on paths, avoid these areas they are protected for the birds! Beautiful blue water. National Seashore open for all. No condo, no high rises. Just beautiful sand and beach

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Pensacola Beach has always been a special, clean and beautiful beach to visit for a day or extended periods. There are many venues to keep a person busy and occupied regardless of likes / dislikes. There are historical, shopping, scenic drives to satisfy almost any visitor. Everything at the beach is clean and trash free. Safety is not an issue... More 

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