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Johnson Beach

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Address: 13333 Johnson Beach Rd, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola, FL 32507-9608
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+1 850-934-2600

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A beautiful beach off the beaten path.

Johnson's Beach is a real hidden treasure. It is off the beaten path and away from the busy Beaches of the Gulf coast. Great facilities such as restrooms, pavilions and barbecue... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Johnson's Beach is a real hidden treasure. It is off the beaten path and away from the busy Beaches of the Gulf coast. Great facilities such as restrooms, pavilions and barbecue grills. Good parking area.

Thank cstewart3635
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I enjoyed my tranquil visit to Johnson Beach. It was very relaxing and peaceful during the busiest time of the year.

Thank 133feliciae
Aid, Ohio
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This beach is amazingly clean and uncrowded. It was such a peaceful way to spend an afternoon. The $15 fee is worth it. Decent restrooms and outdoor shower at the first stop, but go down a few stops for the best beach.

1 Thank exitramp
Ellijay, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We were staying on Perdido Key and discovered this National Park by accident. The beach is long, white and soft with lots of room for surf casters and swimmers. This is where the locals go to avoid the crowds on Pensacola Beach and we spent a marvelous day hanging out and doing some beach diving. If you enjoy not being... More 

3 Thank TRex245
Carrollton, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My husband and I visited this beach while on a getaway. We will definitely bring the kiddos back..it is also a great view for watching the Blue Angels practice.

1 Thank RSC5Kids
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Johnson Beach is an awesome place to go - part of the Gulf Island National Seashore, so it costs to get in but it's worth it. We go pretty far east on the beach once we get there so it's quite a walk but it's worth it to get away from the crowds. We've been warned there are nude sunbathers... More 

2 Thank Jennifer D
Mobile, Alabama
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432 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Nice gentle waves on the day we went; some erosion on this beach like most in this area make it difficult to walk along the shore easily. I walked about 10 mins and turned around as it was not pleasant. I do love the gulf - but, the beaches on the east coast are so much more easy to walk... More 

1 Thank beardogmom
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I took out very first vacation together and decided to camp on Johnson beach. We couldn't complain about any thing except the hell of a walk that is required. I highly suggest a wagon or beach cart. Anything to help you haul all your camping gear on the almost 3 mile walk from the parking spot to... More 

Thank Sierra F
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We stayed at a condo in Perdido Key which was across the street from a public beach access. There were too many people for our liking so we decided to try Johnson Beach. We were not disappointed. The beach was so quiet and peaceful. We visited the park everyday. We enjoyed sitting on the beach watching the dolphins swim by... More 

3 Thank Mabacata
New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Very nice beach with primitive camping. You can park about 1/2 mile from the end of the road, then it's about another 1/2 mile hike down the beach. Bring a cart to carry your stuff out to your campsite!!

1 Thank nolagurl624

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