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Navarre Beach Marine Park

  Also known as “Florida’s Playground,” Marine Park is often the first destination for visitors of Navarre Beach. The new marine park combines education with excitement so titillating you can just dive right in—literally! It’s also the connecting point between the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound with activities below and above sea level….

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery

  This brewery is the ultimate in gourmet fare and craft beer you didn’t know Navarre Beach was missing! It’s a mix of small town quaintness and southern hospitality at a family-friendly establishment, where you’ll find locals rocking in chairs on the patio enjoying hand-crafted brews. Take a seat at the bar, and meet the…

Navarre’s Great Mexican Fare

  Navarre is home to one of the most delicious Mexican restaurants in the area, Cactus Flower Cafe. Locally owned and operated—and taking full advantage of the fresh seafood—it’s the ultimate destination for a romantic date night, with their supersized margaritas. It’s also great for gatherings for parties or business luncheons, and it’s a family-friendly…

Gulf Breeze Zoo

  Things are getting wild a few miles outside of Navarre Beach, and it’s an outing you won’t want to miss! Gulf Breeze Zoo is home to an impressive roster of exotic animals with a strong emphasis on conservation and education. Whether you arrive for regular admission or prefer to schedule a private, up-close encounter…

Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

  In nearby Pensacola, you’ll journey up 177 steps to the landmark Pensacola Lighthouse to get one of the most incredible views anywhere along the coast. Established in 1859, it’s nestled on the NAS Pensacola, and it’s just a short drive from your Navarre Beach guest room. At the very top, you’ll be able to…

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

  Want to get a closer look at the marine life who call the gorgeous Navarre Beach home? The local Gulfarium is literally swimming with stingrays, turtles, penguins, dolphins and more. You can book an Avian Adventure if you’d prefer to complement your water works with a side of birds of paradise. Check out the…

Navarre Beach Pier

  Flanked by the Gulf Snorkel Reef, the popular Navarre Beach Pier re-opened in 2010 to much acclaim. It’s by far the longest pier for fishing anywhere along the Gulf of Mexico, stretching an impressive 1,545 feet. It’s where you’ll find locals and in-the-know tourists trying their hand at a big catch. Here, you can…

Local events Sept. 30 – Oct. 8

Sept. 30 Wine Tasting Sailor’s Grill on Navarre Beach is hosting a wine tasting and dinner special at 6 p.m. Menu will include roasted red pepper hummus with pita, Moroccan chicken salad on a bed of mixed greens with a balsamic reduction and chicken shawarma. For more information, call 939-1092. MDA Fill-the-Boot Campaign Your local…

Local events Aug. 19-27

Aug. 19 Movies at the landing – “E.T.” will show at the FWB Landing, 139 Brooks St SE, at 8 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this family friendly event. Concessions are available for purchase. Pets allowed. For more information, visit www.downtownfwb.com.   Aug. 20 Kayak tour – Come explore the Gulf-side artificial reef system…

Steak Delights in Navarre

  It’s not just surf that Navarre Beach does right—surf ‘n’ turf options, and sometimes strictly steakhouses, are the only restaurants to satisfy your appetite. Creekside Southern Grill does steak right with Sunday Brunch from 10-2, happy hour drink and food specials, and a special kids menu. Try their in-house butchered cut of steak served…