Nearby Attractions!

Navarre Area Attractions

Gulf Islands National Seashore – Visitor Center: 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL  32561, (850) 934-2600;  The Gulf Islands National Seashore is a 150 mile long strip of barrier islands running fromMississippi to Florida.  Activities include camping, fishing, boating, swimming, wind surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving.

  • Opal Beach Area – State Hwy. 399 on Santa Rosa Island; Open daily 8am-sunset.  Fee for day-use area.  Parking in designated beach lots only.
  • Fort Pickens Area State Hwy. 399 to Fort Pickens Road.  Open 7am-10pm 9midnight during Daylight Savings Time)  Fee for day use area and campground.
  • Okaloosa Area – US Hwy. 98, a few miles west of Fort Walton Beach,  Open daily 8am-sunset.

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier – Open 7 days a week.  No fishing license required.   This popular pier extends out into the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Fees for use at time of writing are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 6-12, under 6 free.  $1 for just ambling along the pier.  8579 Gulf Boulevard.  (850) 936-6188.

The Butterfly House – From May 1 through Labor Day over 200 species of butterflies, including the Florida state butterfly, the Zebra Longwing, reside in this haven by the Santa Rosa Sound.  In addition to shipping them in from a butterfly farm in south Florida, the Butterfly House cultivates its own butterflies.  It is one of the few establishments that specializes in butterflies  and plants found mostly in this region.  Admission is free although donations are accepted to support the large number and variety of butterflies.  It is located on the Nature Walk just west of the Navarre Beach Bridge next to the Chamber of Commerce and is open daily (in season) from 11am-4pm.

The Zoo – A 50 acre preserve with more than 700 animals surrounded by botanical gardens.  Open daily 9am-5pm (weather permitting), just 6 miles west of the Navarre Beach Bridge at 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563  (850) 932-2229.

The Flea Market – Directly across from The Zoo, this open-air, fully covered flea market takes place every weekend, rain or shine.  Over 400 vendor booths featuring new and used items, imports and  novelties.

Gulf Breeze Fishing Bridge – Open to the public 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  Tolls as of this writing are $2 per person, $1 per vehicle, children under 12 free.    1 Gulf Breeze Parkway. (850) 934-5147.

Indian Temple Mound Museum – Houses a fascinating collection of relics and artifacts from pre-historic Native American inhabitants of the local area.  139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach.  (850) 833-9675

Blackwater River State Park – Santa Rosa County boasts the largest concentration of excellent canoeing rivers in the state.  Blackwater River State Park has one of the purest spring-fed, sand-bottom rivers in the country.  Beginning 45 upstream in Alabama, the river continues downstream for 13 miles before emptying into Blackwater Bay.  The park includes 590 acres for picnicing, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing and camping.  Of the three prime float streams in the area, the Blackwater is the largest, the Coldwater is among the clearest and Sweetwater-Juniper is the most remote.  Open year round from 8am-sunset.  Located northeast of Navarre in Holt, FL. (850) 983-5363

Gulfarium – Offers live marine shows with dolphins, sea lions, otters, penguins and other sea creatures.  Features include a bottle-nose dolphin show, a multi-species show and huge underwater viewing panels that showcase eels, sharks and other sea life.  Shows run continuously from 10am-dusk.  Take Hwy. 98 east to Okaloosa Island.  (850) 244-5169

National Museum of Naval Aviation – Features the IMAX Theater.  Over 130 unique, beautifully restored aircraft represent Navy, Maine Corp and Coast Guard Aviation.   Open daily 9am-5pm, NAS Pensacola. (850) 453-6384

Fort Pickens – Along with the ruins of the pre-Civil War fort, the park offers camping, picnic areas, fishing, swimming, exhibits, nature trails, guided tours, a bookstore and museum.  Open 7am-10pm daily.  Visitor’s center: (850) 934-2600 or 934-2635.

Pensacola Museum of Art – Presents 16 exhibits annually and sponsors workshops, lectures, tours and family days.  The Spanish Revival style building was once the old city jail, and original iron bars are now used to protect works of art.  407 Jefferson Street, Pensacola (850) 432-6247.

Pensacola Historical Museum – Highlights major themes in Pensacola’s history, including Native American, maritime and military history and multi-cultural heritage.  115 E Zarragossa St., Pensacola.  (850) 433-1559.

Air Force Armament Museum – Impressive collection of historical artifacts tracing the heritage of the Air Commandos and Special Operations Forces from WWII to the present.  Open daily, closed on federal holidays.   (850) 882-4063 or 882-4062.

Shopping malls

  • Santa Rosa Mall – 300 Mary Esther Boulevard, Mary Esther;  Located  one block north of Hwy. 98, about 10 miles east of Navarre.   (850) 244-2172.
  • Cordova Mall – 5100 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola; Located about 25 miles northwest of Navarre.   (850) 477-5563.
  • University Mall – 7171 North Davis Hwy., Pensacola; Located about 25 miles northwest of Navarre.  (850) 478-3600.

Movie Theaters

  • Breeze Cinemas – 1233 Crane Cove Blvd., Gulf Breeze; about 12 miles west of Navarre. (850) 934-3332
  • Sun Plaza IV Theaters – 427 Mary Esther Cutoff, Fort Walton Beach; Located about 12 miles east of  Navarre.  (850) 244-4252
  • Santa Rosa Cinema – behind Santa Rosa Mall on Mary Esther Boulevard; Located about 11 miles east of Navarre.   (850) 243-2135
  • University Mall Cinemas – 7171 North Davis Hwy, Pensacola; Located in University Mall area, about 25 miles northwest of Navarre.  (850) 477-9686.

Golf Courses

  • Hidden Creek – 3070 PGA Boulevard, Navarre; (850) 939-4604
  • Tiger Point East & West  – 1255 Country Club Rd., Gulf Breeze; (850) 932-1333
  • The Moors Golf & Lodging – 3220 Avalon Boulevard, Milton; (850) 995-4653
  • Scenic Hills – 8891 Burning Tree Road, Pensacola; (850) 476-0611
  • Bluewater Bay Resort – 1950 Bluewater Boulevard, Niceville; (850) 897-3613
  • Fort Walton Beach Golf Club – 1955 Lewis Turner Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach; (850) 833-9528
  • Indian Bayou – East Country Club Drive, Destin; (850) 837-6191
  • Island Golf Center – 1306 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach; (850) 244-1612
  • Kelly Plantation – 307 Kelly Plantation Drive, Destin; (850) 650-7600
  • Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club – 465 Regatta Bay Boulevard, Destin; (850) 650-7800
  • Shalimar Pointe – 302 Country Club Road, Shalimar; (850) 651-1416
  • Camp Creek Golf Club – 684 Fazioi Drive, Seacrest; (850) 231-7600
  • Emerald Bay Golf Club – 4781 Clubhouse Drive, Destin; (850) 837-5197
  • Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort – 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, Sandestin; Baytown (850) 267-8155, Burnt Pine (850) 267-6500, Links (850) 267-8144, Raven (850) 267-8155
  • Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club – 334 Golf Club Drive, Santa Rosa Beach; (850) 267-2229
  • Seascape Resort & Beach Club – 100 Seascape Drive, Destin; (850) 837-9181

Restaurants

Fast Food

  • Burger King – (850)939-1659 8590 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken – (850)936-9600 8688 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
  • McDonald’s – (850)939-5506 8644 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
  • Taco Bell – (850)939-8180 8708 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566

Breakfast

  • Waffle House – (850)939-0073 8582 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566

Deli

  • Subway Sandwiches – (850)939-1922 8664 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
  • Sugarloaf Cafe and Deli – (850)939-8111 1900 Hwy 87, Navarre FL 32566
  • Dagwoods Deli Delight – (850)936-9797 8123A Navarre Parkway, Navarrre FL 32566

Pizza

  • Sal’s Pizzeria and Grill – (850)936-8290 9603 North Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
  • Pizza Hut – (850)939-8217 8692 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
  • Dominos Pizza – (850)939-6995 1933 Ortega Street, Navarre FL 32566
  • Papa John’s – (850)939-7171 1813 Alhambra Street, Navarre FL 32566

Local Fare

  • Sailor’s Grill – (850)939-1092 Look for the grass Huts to the right as you drive off Navarre Beach bridge
  • Bite at the Pier
  • East Bay Crab House – (850)939-5543 9250 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
  • Vinnie R’s – (850)936-4811 7552 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
  • Helen Back Again – (850)396-7799 8651 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
  • D’wons Bayou Grill – (850)396-7799 8651 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566

Destin (20-25 minutes)

  • Harry T’s Boathouse Rhumbar– (850)337-8890 320 Hwy 98, East Destin FL
  • AJ’s Restaurant– (850)837-0147 116 Harbor Blvd, Destin FL
  • The Crab Trap – (850)654-2722 3500 East Hwy 98, Destin FL
  • Jim and Nick’s – (850)424-3722 14073 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin FL

Pensacola (25-30 minutes)

  • Joe Patti’s Seafood Market – (850)434-3193 610 South C Street, Pensacola FL
  • Crab’s – We Got ‘Em – (850)932-0700 6 Casino Beach Doardwalk, Pensacola Beach FL
  • Flounder’s Chowder House – (850)932-2003 800 Quietwater Beach Road, Pensacola Beach FL
  • Peg Leg Pete’s – (850)932-4139 1010 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach FL