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Gulf Islands National Seashore is a 160-mile shoreline in northern Florida and Mississippi. Lured by the immense stretches of white sandy beaches and dunes and crystal-clear aquamarine water, people come here to camp in tents, swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, go boating, or scuba dive to explore the wreck of a U.S. battleship. There are thirty-five miles of trails in this National Park, which offer the opportunity to spot its indigenous wildlife, including foxes, beaver, armadillos, and river otter. More than three hundred different species of birds live in the park, and there are beach closures when the ospreys and the endangered snowy plovers come here to nest. The park has several ecosystems so that visitors can explore barrier islands, coastal forests, and mysterious bayous.
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563, Phone: 850-934-2600
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