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“Beautiful beach with some history”
Review of Fort Pickens Area

Fort Pickens Area
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Owner description: Visitors can take a self-guided tour of this authentic fort active during the Civil War and later used as a jail to hold the infamous American Indian chief Geronimo.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is part of the Gulf Island National Seashore. It’s at the western end of Pensacola Beach. There is a $20 fee to enter this part of the National Seashore, which covers other fee areas at the national seashore as well. The beaches leading to the fort is beautiful, with snow white sand, and turquoise ocean. There is pavilion at the Langdon beach with amenities.

The fort itself tells some history. Many forts have never seen any battle, but this one has. Walking around the fort also gives a nice view of both the gulf and the bay. This is a good place to spend an hour or so as a change of scenery from sun tanning at the beach.

Thank Aurora09
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We drove to this spot around sunset on Easter weekend and it was great! Plenty of beach access enroute to the fort. Takes about 20mins to reach from Pensacola beach till here due to 25mph limit.

Thank Shivang B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The fort is at the mouth of Pensacola Bay and the views are stunning. The men loved climbing around the gun batteries, we enjoyed the views and close proximity to Blue herons.

Thank Kathy1464
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We got a tip that Fort Pickens was a great place to watch the Blue Angels practice. So not only did we enjoy visiting this 200 year old fort but we also had a great vantage point to watch the practice. Amazing.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Well layed out history for exploration. Don't miss the additional batteries outside the fort. - We biked out from town. - beautiful drive.

Thank NannettenJohn
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