Overview Navarre

Visiting Navarre

Nestled on the Florida panhandle, Navarre’s beautiful scenery, great recreation and clean beaches make it what many are calling the “best kept secret” in Florida.

Those in search of natural beauty have come to the right place. Navarre boasts plenty of coastline views, and afternoon walks on the Nature Walk in Navarre Park are the perfect way to enjoy them. The nearby Butterfly House boasts thousands of beautiful butterflies and flowers from the area, and continues preservation efforts in the area.

One of Florida’s biggest draws is its beaches, and Navarre does not disappoint. Just a short bridge over the Santa Rosa Sound brings you to Navarre Beach, an even smaller beach community that boasts miles of clean, white, uninterrupted sand that’s a popular tanning spot for locals and tourists alike.

As a burgeoning tourist destination, Navarre already boasts plenty of family friendly recreation. Whether spending an... Read More
Nestled on the Florida panhandle, Navarre’s beautiful scenery, great recreation and clean beaches make it what many are calling the “best kept secret” in Florida.

Those in search of natural beauty have come to the right place. Navarre boasts plenty of coastline views, and afternoon walks on the Nature Walk in Navarre Park are the perfect way to enjoy them. The nearby Butterfly House boasts thousands of beautiful butterflies and flowers from the area, and continues preservation efforts in the area.

One of Florida’s biggest draws is its beaches, and Navarre does not disappoint. Just a short bridge over the Santa Rosa Sound brings you to Navarre Beach, an even smaller beach community that boasts miles of clean, white, uninterrupted sand that’s a popular tanning spot for locals and tourists alike.

As a burgeoning tourist destination, Navarre already boasts plenty of family friendly recreation. Whether spending an afternoon feeding giraffes at The Zoo, cruising on one of Boogie’s Glass Bottom Boat Tours or marveling at the dolphin and sea lion shows at the Gulfarium, you’ll have no trouble finding something the whole family can enjoy.

So once you’ve booked your flight and picked a hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who’ve had their share of butterflies and tan lines. See you on the beach.    Close

Stories and Tips Navarre

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Navarre Beach: Northwestern Florida's Best Kept Secret

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 30 Dec, 2008

The signs leading to Navarre Beach, Florida say it! "America's Best Kept Secret" is a little beach community located about 32 miles east of Pensacola, Florida, and Mom, Dad, and I spent a couple of hours there on a sunny and warm December afternoon…Read More


Navarre Beach

Written by tessh24 on 11 May, 2004

This is the most breathtaking, peaceful place I have ever been. The sand was white and cool -- it never got hot on your feet. The water was green, light blue, and royal blue depending on the depth. It was what I think paradise would…Read More


Navarre Beach, FL - Housing

Written by Kids-in-Tow on 29 Jun, 2001

There is only one hotel at Navarre Beach, a Holiday Inn (see entry). All other housing is condo or beach house. On Navarre Beach, the higher the street number, the closer to the bridge you are. Lower numbers (Under 7300) are quite…Read More


Next Time – Gulf Breeze/Navarre Area

Written by Kids-in-Tow on 29 Jun, 2001

NAVAL LIVE OAKS VISITOR CENTER Visitor Center Open All Year varying hours check Gulf Island National Seashore. Location - Gulf Breeze, Florida which is the middle peninsula, not the ocean-most barrier island (Santa Rosa) We didn’t feel the small boys…Read More


What's that noise?

Written by Kids-in-Tow on 03 Jul, 2001

With Pensacola Naval Air Station and Eglin Air Force Base in the area, there is plenty of military activity about. There are streets with names like "Air Commando Blvd". On prior trips, we have watched the Navy’s Blue Angels practice while we were…Read More


Fort Walton Beach Airport – Eglin Air Force Base

Written by Kids-in-Tow on 29 Jun, 2001

Use the same runway as the F15s! If you have boys in your crew, this may be the airport for you. As you taxi to and from the terminal, you pass Air Force aircraft and equipment of all kinds. The adult "boys"…Read More


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