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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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I spent every day here

I grew up on the coast and miss the beach to an extent that not many people in my town understand. There is something about the beaches here. It feel like home. I was visiting a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Arlington, Texas
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Port Orange, Florida
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Traffic is very slow going in and out of the island. Planning a day there would be alright. Just for a quick look at the beach and dinner was not worth spending the time it took to visit the island.

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Arlington, Texas
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I grew up on the coast and miss the beach to an extent that not many people in my town understand. There is something about the beaches here. It feel like home. I was visiting a friend and sat on the beach wondering what I could do to move here. The sand is so soft and white. The water is... More 

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Thank Trish_Ann267
Conway, Arkansas, United States
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit.....Plenty to do.....lots of great restaurants close by... Would be a great place for a family day

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Overland Park, Kansas
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss visiting Santa Rosa Island when you are in the Pensacola area. It is charming and has wonderful beaches.

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Jefferson
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86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I honestly feel like I should say 1 star & stay away!! This is one of those amazing places that you almost don't want to share with anyone!! The drive in was one of the most beautiful experiences.. the island is literally untouched.. none of the typical trash here and there, kids screaming, music blaring type thing. It's just gorgeous... More 

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2 Thank Jess681983
Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Miles and miles of public beaches with the white sugar sands of the Gulf Coast. Lots of parks with facilities

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Smyrna, GA
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201 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The beaches on this island are so beautiful and soft it's easy to see how these beaches continue to receive the acclaim - it is well deserved. We stayed at the Beach Club and gazed at the beach as often as possible. Enjoy the national seahore park and the pier is quite nice. A buck will get you through the... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

A gorgeous and super clean beach with emerald green water and plenty of great restaurants. The best $1 (toll) I ever spent!

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Navarre, Florida
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

To bad we can't keep it a secret. The best beaches in the Florida Panhandle and the most friendly people. There is no place like it. Small town atmosphere with some fine restaurants and hotels. Please don't come so we can have it to ourselves. I know that is not possible but one can dream.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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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