Poet John Masefield wrote, “I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.” How true this is... There is nothing more relaxing and peaceful as sitting on the white sands of any of the Gulf Island beaches and enjoying the serenity of the place.
Gulf Islands National Seashore preserves natural and historic resources along the Gulf of Mexico barrier islands of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. The protected regions include mainland areas and parts of seven islands.
We took an entire day to explore and enjoy the beaches from Pensacola, Florida to Gulf Shores, Alabama. This area of the seashore features offshore barrier islands with sparkling white quartz sand beaches (along miles of undeveloped land), historic fortifications, and nature trails.
Everything about Gulf Islands National Seashore is breathtaking. From the massive sand dunes to the water and abundant wildlife, this is a great place to spend an afternoon. And if you slowly approach the Heron, they will allow you to get close enough to take a good picture!
Not enough words to described the beauty of these beaches ... the photos speaks for it self.
Entrance fee is $15 per vehicle which is good for 7 days or you can get a year pass. If you are over 62 you can buy a lifetime pass for $10.00.
Be sure to get a spot on the rocks for a beautiful sunset!