If you are interested in camping at Gulf Islands National Seashore at the Fort Pickens Campground, this article is just for you! Tucked behind the sand dunes of Pensacola Bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, Fort Pickens Campground makes for a delightful island escape on a visit to Florida.
Campers can also hike along the boardwalk to the Gulf side of the island within a short walk (depending on where your campsite is).Visitors can also ride a bike, drive, or walk to the beach to swim and hang out at Langdon Beach on the island’s southern side facing the Gulf of Mexico.
It is kind of a far walk if you’re taking beach gear to Langdon Beach – I wouldn’t walk there from the campground. Langdon Beach is about 1.3 miles (one-way) from the Fort Pickens camping area. This is roughly a 5-minute drive.