From the bloggers at Roadtreking
One of our most favorite tracts of National Parks Service property is the Gulf Islands National Seashore, a 160-mile stretch of gorgeous and very secluded beaches, undisturbed by development and characterized by blue-green sparkling water. So big is this property that it lies in two states – Florida and Mississippi – and is divided into 12 district areas.
The protected regions include mainland areas and parts of seven islands. If you count Alabama, the area is even longer but while some islands along Alabama coast were originally considered for inclusion, for some reason, they are not officially part of the national seashore managed by the National Parks Service.
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