Gulf Islands National Seashore (Florida) | BEACHES


GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE
FLORIDA BEACHES


There are three lifeguarded swimming beaches within the Florida unit of Gulf Islands National Seashore: Langdon Beach in the Fort Pickens unit, Johnson Beach at Perdido Key, and Opal Beach at the Santa Rosa unit. Lifeguards are typically on duty from Memorial Day weekend though Labor Day weekend from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. These beaches also have picnic tables, restrooms, rinse-off showers, and changing rooms. Other than the beach at Okaloosa, which has a restroom and a few picnic tables, the rest of the beaches offer swimming only.

No swimming is allowed within 200 feet of the Fort Pickens fishing pier or the ferry pier.

The Fort Pickens unit, the Perdido Key unit, and Opal Beach require an entrance fee. Once paid, a pass is issued that is good for seven consecutive days, and it covers entry into all areas of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Annual passes are also available.

No pets or glass containers are allowed on any beaches.

FORT PICKENS AREA

Langdon Beach

Pensacola Bay Beaches


PERDIDO KEY

Johnson Beach


SANTA ROSA AREA

Opal Beach


OKALOOSA AREA

Okaloosa Beach


NAVAL LIVE OAKS AREA

Naval Live Oaks Area Beaches


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Last updated on April 25, 2022
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