Update: This article was initially written about road tripping during the pandemic and was updated May 2021 to reflect conditions for taking a US summer road trip in 2021 amidst lingering pandemic conditions. The great American road trip is back! Sort of. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made international travel […]
Roaming Around the World is at Gulf Islands National Seashore - Santa Rosa Area.
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Fun fact: In addition to the 63 National Parks in the US, the country's National Park Service also manages 10 National Seashores and 3 National Lakeshores.
📍 We're roaming around Gulf Islands National Seashore! This is the largest National Seashore of them all, spanning from the Florida Panhandle through Mississippi.
Having come up here from the busy beaches of South Florida, lined with condos and hotels, it’s a breath of fresh air to experience the serenity of these pristine white quartz sand beaches that are protected from development.
Here on the Florida side, a stretch of roadway offers a very scenic drive right through the unique sand dune environment. Stopping along the way to stretch our legs in the sand and dip our toes in the warm Gulf waters, we saw surprisingly few beach-goers for such a pleasant day.
Four notable forts dating back to the early 1800s compliment beach's nature with history, while passenger ferries on the Mississippi side of the park transport visitors to further flung barrier islands. It all seems like some great beaches to roam for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a natural slice of the Gulf Coast. ... See MoreSee Less
State park beaches are the only way to really enjoy the beaches during the crowded tourist seasons! Our full-time roaming dropped us off here in the Gulf area of Florida last year, and we still can’t get over the numerous fantastic beaches available to us!
Beach and water looks beautiful!
I grew up in that area and loved exploring it. Beautiful
We camped in Navarre last week and visited these beaches every day. Peaceful and serene, just what we needed.
Gulf Shores AL is pretty too..
I was there in march camped at Ft Pickens super nice area loved the blue angel fighter plane maneuvers