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Santa Rosa Island

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Address: Pensacola, FL

Pensacola Beach is the main attraction on this island.

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Native beach area...Beautiful beach with sugar fine white sand and emerald blue water...picture perfect! Beautiful drive if you don't want to walk the beaches! Shells to be... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Native beach area...Beautiful beach with sugar fine white sand and emerald blue water...picture perfect! Beautiful drive if you don't want to walk the beaches! Shells to be found! Feel as if you have the beach to yourself! Many bath houses with flush toilets and wash off showers. Will be back!

1 Thank Herrin79
Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

There is no comparison to this white sand & blue gulf water! Lots of unique shells too! Quiet & not overly crowded! A must experience spot!

Thank Leemom2
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have taken two trips to Pensacola area and both trips spent time on Santa Rosa Island. It is a beautiful barrier Island just off the coast with a bridge to access it from the mainland. We spent ur time shopping, dining, wading in the Gulf of Mexico and exploring the historic forts and batterys from the American Civil War... More 

Thank bwalls2017
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Enjoyable visit, lovely beach, plenty of restaurants nearby, spent a day of our vacation there and would love to go back one day.

Thank Marilyn G
Port Orange, Florida
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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.

Thank rmorris186
Arlington, Texas
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 

1 Thank Trish_Ann267
Conway, Arkansas, United States
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Glensmith501
Overland Park, Kansas
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39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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

Thank Lorilou F
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 

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

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

Thank kruzinkate

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