USA Today has named Gulf Island National Seashore the 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 Best Florida Attraction.
And it is no surprise. Located just to the west of Navarre Beach’s shores is one of the best preserved national parks in country. Sweeping sugar white sand dunes support unique plants and wildlife including beach mice, sea oats and shorebird species.
Uncrowded and unhurried, Gulf Islands is a gem to have as a neighbor.
Gulf Islands topped the list beating our over packed theme parks such as Disney World and even other national parks like the Dry Tortugas.
A panel of expert travelers selected a list of 20 Florida destinations for consideration. Then the list was opened up for public voting. Those that call Florida home and those that visit on vacation all weighed in to create the list.
National Park Service Superintendent Dan Brown was happy to hear the news.
“Being voted #1 Best Florida Attraction confirms what most of us already know – that the Gulf Islands National Seashore is a phenomenal place, with its incredibly beautiful beaches and fascinating forts. The best part is that it belongs to all of us to experience and enjoy,” Brown said.
Featuring some of the largest sand dunes still in existence along the Gulf coast and miles of protected shoreline, Gulf Islands also contains historical Fort Pickens. I have done the fort tour several times in my life starting from when I was very young. It’s a blast for the history buff or novice, and the photos you get in the fort and along the shore line of Gulf Islands are second to none.
If you want to experience Florida beaches in their purest form, I highly recommend stopping by Gulf Islands. It’s just a quick drive down Gulf Boulevard from one of our beautiful beach front condos.