I don't think Ft Pickens has a gate, it's a tourist site & I believe a campground now. It's not an actual military base anymore.
Originally Posted by Cherry
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When you drive over the bridge onto Pensacola Beach from Gulf Breeze, you turn right by the "beach ball" onto Fort Pickens Road. You drive by condos, hotels, restaurants (Peg Leg Pete's rocks by the way...just had to get that out there) and onto the fort and campground area. It's part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore now. I would think they would still have surveillance cameras, but if I remember correctly you can come and go as you please. No id required or anything like that.
I drove through Gulf Breeze last week but didn't go down to the beach and haven't been down there in about a year so I might be completely mistaken.
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