Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Summer Trip 2021, Fort Pickens National Seashore, Pensacola, FL
Located on a barrier island off the coast of the Florida panhandle Gulf Islands National Seashore is a lovely place to enjoy the gentle gulf breezes and unspoiled white sand beaches that this area is known for.
Historic Fort Pickens is located at the western end of the barrier island about a mile from the campground. There is a nice hiking/biking trail that is very nice to experience as their is plenty of nature to observe along the way.
The fort has a gift shop and there are ranger led tours through the grounds. The grounds are very interesting full of history and artifacts from an era long ago when this fort was used to fight battles. The view of the Navel Air base in Pensacola is spectacular from the top of the old forts walls. Twice a week the Blue Angels practice making for a spectacular show that can be seen from on top of the high walls of Fort Pickens.
Park staff housing with a view of the twin towers of the Navel air base in Pensacola
Pensacola Lighthouse viewed from across the bay at Fort Pickens
The campgrounds at Fort Pickens provide visitors with an opportunity to enjoy the park with the many hiking and biking trails that led to the beach and to the historic scenery of the old fort with all its amazing history. The Gulf breezes provide for a comfortable experience with highs in the low eighties when we were there in late May of 2021
Our campsite at Fort Pickens
Board walk over the dunes to the beach
We experienced The Full flower moon as it rose over the horizon on May 26, 2021
Labels: National Seashores