Navarre and Navarre Beach Activities & Attractions

Navarre Beach

Enjoy the beautiful white sands and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Lifeguards are stationed near the main beach parking area just across the Navarre Bridge. Red, yellow, or green flags are posted at all main beach entrances, indicating the strength of rip currents. Always use extreme caution when swimming in the Gulf. If red flags are out, it is advised to avoid swimming or swim where lifeguards are on duty.

Santa Rosa Sound

The Santa Rosa Sound is the intercostal waterway between the island and mainland Navarre. The sound offers calmer waters ideal for swimming, kayaking, boating, and more!

Navarre Beach Park


Navarre Beach Park provides great access to both the Gulf Beaches and the Sound,h and includes 12 gazebos, 4 covered picnic areas, 5 restroooms and over 300 parking spaces.

Opal Beach


Part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore Park, Opal Beach offers a scenic drive between Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach! Stop at one of the designated parking or pavilions to get out and enjoy all that the beach has to offer.

Navarre Family Watersports

Website:  The kids will love this giant inflatable water slide. Cost is $20/hr. or $35 for an all-day pass. Sheltered seating areas are located nearby where parents can comfortably sit and watch the kids play.

Navarre Fishing Pier


8579 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach, FL 32566


The Navarre Fishing Pier reopened on June 5, 2010. This pier is the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico at 1545 feet. The fishing pier is one of the most popular locations on Navarre Beach.

The Fun Store Renal Kiosk


8690 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre Beach, FL


Located on Navarre Beach next to The Beach Monkey and the Public Beach parking lot. The Fun Store is open 7 days a week (spring/summer), weather permitting, and has bike, kayak, surf board, chairs, and umbrella rentals. Rentals available in off season by appointment only.

Navarre Beach Marine Science Station


The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station is located at the Navarre Beach Park. Scheduled classes and camps feature activities and hands on education about the local ecosystem and marine life. Check the website to see what programs are available and register in advance.

Navarre Park


8513 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre, FL 32566

This recreation park is located on Hwy. 98 at the foot of the Navarre Beach toll bridge. Check out the playground, splash park, wildlife sanctuary, pier, picnic areas and scenic walkways. This is a great free outing for the kids!

Panhandle Butterfly House


8581 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL 32566

The Panhandle Butterfly House is an educational and interactive exhibit. It teaches us to become more aware of the importance of preserving our habitats and to use appropriate integrated pest management. But above all, the Panhandle Butterfly House is a place to simply enjoy the elegant flight of the butterfly, to delight in their brilliant colors and to become immersed in the fragrances and beauty of the flowers.

Hidden Creek Golf Club


3070 PGA Blvd., Navarre FL 32566


Established in 1988 and designed by the renowned golf course architect Ron Garl, The Club at Hidden Creek is well known for its excellent conditions, lush landscaping, rolling terrain, and scenic layout. The 18-hole championship golf course plays 6,805 yards from the back tees and provides excitement for golfers of all skill levels.

  • Open to the Public with Memberships Available
  • Tournament Services
  • Banquet and Meeting Facilities
  • First Class Dining Overlooking the Course in the Tuscan Grille
  • Private Lessons and Group Clinics
  • Natural Grass Practice Facility
  • Putting green and chipping area
  • Fully Stocked Golf Shop
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Golf Associations

Navarre and Navarre Beach Activities & Attractions

Gulf Breeze Zoo


5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL 32562


The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a 50 acre facility featuring hundreds of animals from around the world. 15 min. from the Navarre Beach.

Naval Aviation Museum


1750 Radford Blvd., Suite C, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL 32508


Fly high with an adventure at the National Naval Aviation Museum, one of the world’s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, this historic treasure boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft, hands-on exhibits and more than 4,000 artifacts representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Watch the awe-inspiring Blue Angels at practice air shows from March through November, take a ride in a motion-based or Top Gun Air Combat simulator, have fun with the ultimate seven story giant screen movie experience in the IMAX Theatre and dine in the Cubi Bar Café, an exhibit itself. There are plenty of family-friendly ways to get the most out of quality time with the kids. Free admission is an added bonus, as well as free tours inside the Museum and on the flight line. 45 min. from Navarre Beach.



1010 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


The Gulfarium’s mission is to provide both an educational and entertaining experience, while inspiring people of all ages to learn more about the marine world around them. Enjoy aquariums, exhibits, and live marine shows. 35 min. from Navarre Beach.

Emerald Coast Science Center


139 Brooks Street, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


The Emerald Coast Science Center is located in a beautiful waterfront park directly on the sound in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Affordable admission and great hands on science exhibits for children. There is plenty of room for picnics, parties and even several bus loads of school children on one of the best field trips ever. 30 min. from Navarre Beach.

Big Kahuna's Water Park


1007 US Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541


With more than 40 Water attractions and an Adventure Park, Big Kahuna’s offers something for every member of the family. Open for the summer season only. 45 min. from Navarre Beach.

Black Water Canoeing


local: 850.623.0235 / toll-free: 800.967.6789

Blackwater Canoe offers a complete round trip service. We meet you at the end point of the river trip, park you, transport you upstream to the launch point. Toward the end of your trip you will encounter the Blackwater State Park. It offers large pavilions, restrooms and outdoor showers. You will end your trip back at your car. Simply beach your canoe, tube, or kayak. 45 min. from Navarre Beach.

Deep Sea Fishing

Pensacola Beach:




Visit the harbors in Pensacola Beach or Destin to charter a boat for full day or ½ day deep sea fishing in the Gulf. 30-45 min. from Navarre Beach.

While we have made every effort to complile detailed and correct information on this site, we recommend calling or checking the attraction's website before including them in your vacation plans. Also, please bear in mind that some attractions are seasonal, and may not be available year round.

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