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Navarre Beach Marine Science Station

  Want to dive deeper into marine science in a fun, family-friendly way? Head to 8638 Blue Heron Court for marine-based environmental education offered through special events, workshops, and camps for kids. It all began in 2008 when local marine science students presented a proposal to the Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners asking to…

Showintail Inshore Charters

  Navarre is full of premium charter companies, and one of the most popular is Showintail Inshore Charters at 9370 Vandivere Dr. Enjoy the ultimate in fishing with Captain Bryant Modlin, a local pro who has a knack for making sure even first-timers have a whale of a tale to share after de-boarding from this…

Fly the Boat

  Can’t decide if you’d rather learn to captain your own ship or take to the friendly skies? There’s no reason to choose when you can “Fly the Boat!” Located at 8671 Navarre Pkwy., this unique school puts you behind the wheel (literally) of an airborne boat. Prefer to let a professional fly you over…

Art Galleries to Explore

  Shop like a local at Sand Dollar Cottage, located at 1900 FL-87 #I. Navarre Beach has long inspired artists of all mediums, and you’ll discover that the beach town is brimming with incredible masterpieces. However, Sand Dollar Cottage has a knack for showcasing some of the best work from local and international artists. There’s…

Romantic Restaurants

  Reserve your table at one of Navarre’s most romantic restaurants, and end the night with a long walk on the beach—one of the few places where such an activity is far from a cliché. Bella Luna Italian Bistro at 7289 Navarre Pkwy. is famous for Northern Italian cuisine, great cocktails, and desserts. Try the…

Seafood Picks in Navarre Beach

  You can enjoy some seriously fresh catches of the day at restaurants around Navarre Beach specializing in seafood. Try TC’s Front Porch at 8552 Navarre Parkway and sit in the airy outdoor patio. Open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. most days, it’s a great choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The pub grub includes…

Tour Fort Pickens

  Maintained by the US National Forest Service, Fort Pickens is the biggest of four forts in the Pensacola Bay area. It was built from 1829 – 1834 and was named after Major General Andrew Pickens, who was in a number of battles during the Revolutionary War. Pickens is also known for leading battles against…

New Year’s on the North Gulf

  Want to catch the best fireworks show in the North Gulf? Head to Baytowne Wharf in West Miramar. The biggest resort in town hosts one of the biggest fireworks spectaculars in the area, and you can easily spot them from the beach. Sandestin also offers a number of activities and parties on the big…

Christmas in the Park

  On December 2, the local Chamber of Commerce brings the holidays to the beach at the annual Christmas in the Park celebration. For 23 years, the annual event has taken place from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the foot of the Navarre Bridge. A holiday marketplace offers prime shopping for one of a…

A Unique Thanksgiving

  The laidback beach town of Navarre largely shuts down for Thanksgiving Day, but locals know to pre-order a Thanksgiving meal from the local Publix for a Wednesday night pickup. Call 850-515-0999 and order your customized old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy in your spacious guest room. The large supermarket has decadent desserts, all your favorite…