About the Beaches
Often referred to as ‘Florida’s Best Kept Secret’, Navarre Beach is located between Pensacola and Ft. Walton and is accessible via a toll bridge off of Hwy 98. At the northern end of the bridge sits a newly built boardwalk, park, a duck pond and a butterfly house – all great spots for viewing Santa Rosa Sound and the white beaches on the other side.
Across the bridge lies Santa Rosa Island - the actual home of Navarre Beach and the home to the longest pier in Florida and the Gulf of Mexico at 1,500 feet long. The pier is open seven days a week for fishing and sightseeing. Visit www.navarrepier.com for the weather report, a photo gallery and updates on fishing contests.
Navarre beach is generally a less crowded and more family friendly beach in comparison to more well known destinations like Panama City Beach. Plus, it always has lifeguards unless posted otherwise. However, it shares the same wildlife and rip currents as all the beaches on the Gulf so be aware of possible dangers before getting in the water.
Beach Conditions Flags
- Double red means water conditions are too rough to enter
- Red means strong currents and or high surf
- Yellow means conditions are pretty moderate
- Green signifies that it's all right to take a swim
Check out data2.santarosa.fl.gov/navarrebeach before hitting the beach for the flag that is flying that day, and other helpful safety tips.