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Gulf Islands National Seashore

Gulf Islands National Seashore

I began my journey along Florida’s Emerald Coast questing for the serenity and beauty of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The National Park Service regulates these coastal beaches with some preservation projects, but in essence, they are virtually untouched and remain in their natural state. If you’re lucky, you will get to see marine life, crustaceans, and seabirds.


Gulf Islands National Seashore is a federally protected waterway encompassing the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico is a large seashore which has land bordering on each side of the sea. The saltwater sea, the Gulf of Mexico, spans from Mexico to Florida. The Gulf of Mexico is one of the Seven Seas of the world. Gulf Islands National Seashore stretches from Mississippi to Florida. The primary access points are from Pensacola and Okaloosa Island. The Okaloosa side of the seashore is located in Fort Walton Beach.

Gulf Islands National Seashore is a more secluded beach which is certainly welcomed for a change of pace and scenery. The natural beauty of the sand dunes, birds flying overhead, and the bay, is surreal and tranquil. The water here is relatively calm and shallow, perfect for both relaxation and play.

There are various recreational opportunities at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Some activities here include boating, swimming, grilling, and picnics. This is also a great place for seeing marine life and coastal seabirds. Gulf Islands National Seashore is a short drive from Navarre Beach, Destin Beach and Pensacola Beach so you can keep beach hopping from sun up to sun down!


And my bucket list dreams just keep coming true!


With All My Love,
The Vintage Gypsy

“And sometimes you meet yourself back where you started, but stronger.” Yrsa Daley-Ward