Navarre Beach - Florida's Hidden Gem

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Taylor Pearson

Navarre Beach - Florida's Hidden Gem

Your local's guide to Navarre and surrounding areas

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Things to do in and around Navarre

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Navarre Beach Fishing Pier
Taylor:You are guaranteed to see marine wildlife daily on the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The cost is $1 per person to walk the pier. Not to mention, this is Florida's longest pier 545 feet long!
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Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Taylor:If you are looking to learn more about sea turtles and other marine life, this conservation center offers a tour of their facility featuring Sweet Pea (resident sea turtle), interactive exhibits, Jellyfish aquarium, Seahorse habitat, and so much more. Check online to view their current hours and pricing.
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Navarre Family Watersports
Taylor:From a floating water park to boat and jet ski rentals... NFW has you covered. Highlights include: waterpark, jet skis, pontoons, paddle boards, kayaks, dolphin tours, fishing charters, and mini golf.
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Taylor:If you love flying and boating.. why not both? Check out for more!
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Juana's Pagodas
Taylor:This is your one stop shop for food, drinks, live music, soundside beach, water rentals, and beach volleyball. There is no better place to watch a Florida sunset.
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Gulf Breeze Zoo
Taylor:This zoo offers animal feedings, encounters, bird aviary, elevated boardwalk, and a safari train ride. Featured animals include: giraffes, rhinos, hippos, orangutans, gorillas, tigers, camels, and so much more.
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Navarre Beach
Taylor:Lay out on the whitest sand and most emerald waters in Florida. Only 8 minutes away without traffic.
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Opal Beach
Taylor:If you would like an even more secluded beach trip, try Opal Beach. This is a gated beach property for pass holders only. Passes are at cost but free for military and Gold Star families. Passes are good for all of the following locations: Fort Pickens Area, Opal Beach at the Santa Rosa Area, Okaloosa Area, Fort Barrancas Area, and Perdido Key Area.
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The Grey Taproom
Taylor:If you're looking for a place to hang out, drink, or play cornhole, this is it!
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All your new favorite restaurants

Image - Johnny Huston's Grille & Bar
Johnny Huston's Grille & Bar
Taylor:Best place for a good burger, beer, and sports with a retro vibe. Once you are done with your meal, walk across the parking lot and check out The Grey Taproom.
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Dewey Destin's Navarre
Taylor:Great seafood with a soundside water view. A little more on the pricy side but the food is worth it!
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Windjammers on the Pier
Taylor:If you need a bite after walking the pier or a day on the beach, this restaurant is just a few steps away. Great food, drinks, and ocean views.
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TC's Front Porch
Taylor:This shack restaurant offers great food, drinks, and sports. They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.
Image - The Slippery Mermaid Sushi Bar Navarre, FL
The Slippery Mermaid Sushi Bar Navarre, FL
Taylor:It may be small but it has THE BEST sushi around. It boasts a relaxed atmosphere with creative sushi combinations.
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Scooter's Fish House
Taylor:Another great no frills, southern restaurant with delicious seafood. Budget friendly!
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JJ Chago's
Taylor:Don't let this little place fool you. They have amazing breakfast and coffee!
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Shark Bite Navarre
Taylor:Truly the smallest with the biggest bite (pun intended). Amazing burritos and tacos.
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Stripes Pub & Grill
Taylor:Great pub atmosphere with delicious food, cold drinks, sports, and a gameroom.
Image - Copper Bull Bar and Grill
Copper Bull Bar and Grill
Taylor:Navarre is full of small shacks with great food but each has its own greatness. This place offers fresh seafood and delicious burgers. If you would prefer a bigger, sit-down style restaurant, their larger location is approximately 20 minutes down the road in Gulf Breeze.

Within Driving Distance

Activities that are just a drive away

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Crab Island
Taylor:Technically this is in boating distance since the only way to reach it is via boat. However, you can get close by driving up to the Destin bridge and camping out along the sand. This is a huge sandbar that stays packed on any sunny day during the summer. Grab a boat or jet ski rental and hang out with a thousand of your closest friends!
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Destin Commons
Taylor:A grand outdoor shopping mall with shops such as Bass Pro Shop, Hollister, Victoria's Secret, H&M, Foot Locker, Sephora, candy and chocolate shops, restaurants, and so much more.
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HarborWalk Village
Taylor:Great location for entertainment, food, and fishing charters. Catch a charter, dolphin tour, food, drinks, ziplines, etc.
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Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Taylor:This is another outdoor outlet mall that has endless retailors and food options to fill your shopping needs. This is the furthest activity from Navarre at 45 minutes away without traffic.
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The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island
Taylor:This boardwalk is home to several restaurants, shops, and sand volleyball courts. The Fort Walton Beach pier and Gulfarium are right next door.
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Pensacola Beach
Taylor:Another great beach that offers a fishing pier, restaurants, and shops.
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South Palafox Street
Taylor:If you have time to checkout downtown Pensacola nightlife, this street has everything you will need. From bars and pubs to burgers and pizza. Typically, each third Friday of the month is 'Gallery Night' where the road is blocked off and vendors come out to sell their goods and art. This comes close to a New Orleans style night out.
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Blackwater Canoe Rental
Taylor:Grab a tube, kayak, or canoe and float the river! You can bring your own or rent from Blackwater Canoe Rentals or Bob's Canoe Rentals.
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Bob's Canoe Rentals & Sales
Taylor:Grab a tube, kayak, or canoe and float the river! You can bring your own or rent from Blackwater Canoe Rentals or Bob's Canoe Rentals.
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Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center
Taylor:Float the river or zipline over this adventure packed place!
Image - Fort Pickens
Fort Pickens
Taylor:Check out Fort Pickens if you are interested in US history regarding forts and port protection. This fort was built in 1834.
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Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
Taylor:An action packed place that has fun for everyone.
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Air Force Armament Museum
Taylor:Great for history buffs interested in military or aviation history.

Wonderguide map

  1. Navarre Beach Fishing Pier
  2. Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
  3. Navarre Family Watersports
  5. Juana's Pagodas
  6. Gulf Breeze Zoo
  7. Navarre Beach
  8. Opal Beach
  9. The Grey Taproom
  10. Johnny Huston's Grille & Bar
  11. Dewey Destin's Navarre
  12. Windjammers on the Pier
  13. TC's Front Porch
  14. The Slippery Mermaid Sushi Bar Navarre, FL
  15. East River Smokehouse
  16. Scooter's Fish House
  17. JJ Chago's
  18. Shark Bite Navarre
  19. Stripes Pub & Grill
  20. Copper Bull Bar and Grill
  21. Crab Island
  22. Destin Commons
  23. HarborWalk Village
  24. Silver Sands Premium Outlets
  25. The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island
  26. Pensacola Beach
  27. South Palafox Street
  28. Blackwater Canoe Rental
  29. Bob's Canoe Rentals & Sales
  30. Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center
  31. Fort Pickens
  32. Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
  33. Air Force Armament Museum

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