5 May, 2004. We traveled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to get to Florida in one day.
The beach here is awesome. The campground is strewn with trash. The bathrooms have showers but they're in pretty poor shape. We also had to fight to get half price, even with our Golden Access Pass and Florida drivers license's. Fort Pickens is here.
This is a fortress, begun in 1834 and built upon all the way through WWII. It is pretty impressive, with cannons positioned all around it. Troops trained here for all those years, awaiting attacks that never came. In other words, its historical significance is that nothing happened here. We didn't spend much time here because we're on a mission to get to Ft. Pierce, FL to resupply our CD mailers, sleeves and ink.