navarre beach county park
west navarre beach
gulf islands national seashore
a section of santa rosa island between navarre beach and pensacola beach is part of the gulf islands national seashore. this federally protected area is open to the public for swimming and fishing. this section of santa rosa county was hit by hurricane ivan in 2004,...
navarre beach county park
navarre beach is part of the gulf islands national sea shore. the gulf islands national sea shore are sections of protected beach that are located in alabama, florida, and mississippi. the main headquarters of the national seashore is located in nearby gulf breeze florida....
Butterfly House and Navarre Park
Located at the foot of the bridge to Navarre Beach, the Butterfly House is a donation only attraction sure to be of interest to the whole family. Observe the life cycle of various butterflies and enjoy them as they flutter about the house. Adjacent park has a sprinkle water...
A big attraction of Navarre Beach is the beach with the white sand. People compare the sand to sugar, but since we were there in the winter, it reminded us of snow.Although the websites say that the beaches have been cleared of debris, and there seem to be toilets available...
The Navarre Nature Walk Park is located along the Santa Rosa Sound, featuring a one-mile waterfront boardwalk, spring-fed fish pond, playground, butterfly house, picnic and recreation areas.
The Beach Condominium: Room with a view
I would reccommend this condominium and Navarre Beach to anyone that enjoys the beach and natural surroundings.
We loved the view from our sitting room. We could relax and still see the Gulf of Mexico thru our sliding glass door.
The Beach Condominiums: On the beach
Just as the name implys this condiminium is located right on the beach. Each condo is privately owned and rented out when the owner is not using it.We like the space that they offer and having our own kitchen. Not that we ever cook but we can fill the fridge with sodas and...
cocodries: local seafood
cocodries is a beach side restaurant located on navarre beach near the bridge. they offer local seafood and american fare with a new orleans accent. very good food moderately priced. in my opinion the best restaurant in navarre.
Written Apr 11, 2009
Address: 8649 gulf blvd.
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- Historical Travel
The closest airports in the area are # Choctaw Nolf airport (NFJ) located about 9 miles northwest of Navarre in Milton, Florida# Hurlburt Field (HRT) located approximately 10 miles east of Navarre in Mary Esther, Florida# Eglin AF Aux Near 3 Duke airport (EGI) located...
Formerly A Toll Bridge
Access to the Navarre beaches on the barrier island was by toll bridge. But after three hurricanes (Dennis and Ivan in 2004 and Katrina in 2005, many out of area contractors were needed to do repair work. For rebuilding operations, the contractors need easy access to the...
While the Comfort Inn and the Best Western on the mainland seem to be available as accommodations, the Holiday Inn out on the beach, and many homes and condos that were out on the beach have been destroyed and the rebuilding process is slow. The Holiday Inn website lists the...
navarre beach has been hit by six hurricanes since 1995. prior to that time santa rosa island had hundreds of vacation homes, beach front hotels and pine forests. most of these structures and the pine forests are now gone. fortunately for the tourist there is at least a...
June 1 through November 30 is hurricane season so if you are here during that time period it wouldn't hurt to get a weather report from time to time.If a storm is headed your way, you will have plenty of time to get out of harms way.
Don't pick it up
Other than jellyfish, there isn't much to be concerned about in the gulf. Most of the marine life is much more worried about you than you should be of it.Still a good rule to follow is: If you don't know what it is, don't pick it up.
Watch where you step
The south is blessed fire ants that build mounds in front yards, in parks, and on beaches. Their bite is painful and leave nasty looking blisters. Shoes and socks wont prevent them from running up your legs but they are better than stepping on them with bare feet. It is just...
Stay off of the sand dunes
Navarre Beach is known for its rolling sand dunes that look solid but are in a constant state of change. They are made of lighter grains of sand blown onto the barrier island by offshore winds. Stay on the boardwalks and off of the dunes.
Northwest Florida has four seasons
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Although snow is nearly unheard of, it gets cool enough for a jacket in December and January, especially if you go for a walk on the beach. Summers are hot,hot,hot. Thank goodness for the ocean breeze. January and July are the wettest months usually but the showers only last about 15-20 minutes.
Miscellaneous: Don't forget the sunscreen. Florida sun is hotter than most places in the US. Add to that the reflection off the water and the white sand and you could be headed for trouble without it.
Written Jul 12, 2005
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A sensible building style?
Favorite thing: As we drove up and down the beach road, Bob remarked that some types of construction seemed to be more easily damaged than others. But we couldn't really tell if the buildings that looked unscathed were really built better, or if they had just been repaired first.
Vinyl siding didn't seem to fare as well as wood. Metal roof components seemed to be partly covered with plywood or blue plastic (see road scenes travelogue).
But this little building seemed to be all right.
Updated Dec 25, 2005
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