Clear emerald waters and sugar-white sandy beaches beckon visitors to this Gulf Islands National Park, encompassing 52 miles of barrier island beaches. Stake your place at Rosamond Johnson Beach if you’re looking for picnic areas and facilities. For peace and to connect with nature, Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach are good options. For first-time visitors, a visit to historic Fort Pickens Park is a must. At the William M. Colmer Visitor Center, kids can sign up for summer “Junior Rangers” programs, offering sessions in educational topics, from the Civil War to sea turtles.