Joey’s guidebook

Joey
Joey’s guidebook

Sightseeing

Home of the Longest Fishing Pier in Florida
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Navarre Beach Fishing Pier
8579 Gulf Boulevard
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Home of the Longest Fishing Pier in Florida
This is why you came here. Some of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches you will find anywhere in the world with its sugar white sand. Super close - less than 5 min drive from my house. 15 min walk.
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Navarre Beach
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This is why you came here. Some of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches you will find anywhere in the world with its sugar white sand. Super close - less than 5 min drive from my house. 15 min walk.
The NBSTCC is designed to showcase Northwest Florida and our unique natural resources. Visitors to the NBSTCC can take a journey through Northwest Florida and leave with the knowledge they need to make a difference, no matter where they live.
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Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
8740 Gulf Blvd
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The NBSTCC is designed to showcase Northwest Florida and our unique natural resources. Visitors to the NBSTCC can take a journey through Northwest Florida and leave with the knowledge they need to make a difference, no matter where they live.
The park is home to a several different facilities for recreation and activity purposes. The park is home to five different beach access points, the three primary points on the gulf side of the park, and two additional, smaller access points on the Santa Rosa Sound side of the park. Two of these five access points also have diving reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving The park has a roughly one mile long path for walking, running, and bicycling. In addition, the park has a dozen pavilions with picnic tables and coal-fueled stoves, for picnics and outdoor meals. All five beach access points have public restrooms. Located at the Marine Park is the Marine Sanctuary. This project created near shore artificial reefs in Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico off Navarre Beach. Our volunteers continue to inform the public about the economic, environmental, and educational benefits of reef programs and making Navarre Snorkelicious. Near-shore reefs allow people of all skill levels to easily view marine life and ecosystems inhabiting the reefs by traveling only a few hundred feet off-shore. These reef sites offer an easy and inexpensive option to increase your snorkeling and diving abilities or check out a new piece of equipment.
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Navarre Beach Marine Park
8739 Gulf Boulevard
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The park is home to a several different facilities for recreation and activity purposes. The park is home to five different beach access points, the three primary points on the gulf side of the park, and two additional, smaller access points on the Santa Rosa Sound side of the park. Two of these five access points also have diving reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving The park has a roughly one mile long path for walking, running, and bicycling. In addition, the park has a dozen pavilions with picnic tables and coal-fueled stoves, for picnics and outdoor meals. All five beach access points have public restrooms. Located at the Marine Park is the Marine Sanctuary. This project created near shore artificial reefs in Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico off Navarre Beach. Our volunteers continue to inform the public about the economic, environmental, and educational benefits of reef programs and making Navarre Snorkelicious. Near-shore reefs allow people of all skill levels to easily view marine life and ecosystems inhabiting the reefs by traveling only a few hundred feet off-shore. These reef sites offer an easy and inexpensive option to increase your snorkeling and diving abilities or check out a new piece of equipment.
Local favorite located east on Okaloosa Island ... about 30 mins. Lots of food and shopping options in that same area also.
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
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Local favorite located east on Okaloosa Island ... about 30 mins. Lots of food and shopping options in that same area also.
About 10 mins away
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Gulf Breeze Zoo
5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway
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About 10 mins away
(Phase 1 Renovation almost done) This is a little gem that is never crowded. You can walk there in less than 5 minutes from my house. Beautiful view of the Navarre Sound and it even has it's own little beach. This place also includes picnic tables, bathrooms, and the Navarre Tourist Center.
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Navarre Park
8513 Navarre Pkwy
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(Phase 1 Renovation almost done) This is a little gem that is never crowded. You can walk there in less than 5 minutes from my house. Beautiful view of the Navarre Sound and it even has it's own little beach. This place also includes picnic tables, bathrooms, and the Navarre Tourist Center.
Opal Beach is more a secluded beach to visit. Please note that there is 1 small parking lot out there that can stay full and there are no bathrooms out there. The drive alone to Opal Beach is worth the visit. Directions: Go over the Navarre bridge all the way down to the stop sign then turn right on Gulf Blvd heading west toward Pensacola Beach. Enjoy the drive on Gulf Island National Seashore.
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Opal Beach
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Opal Beach is more a secluded beach to visit. Please note that there is 1 small parking lot out there that can stay full and there are no bathrooms out there. The drive alone to Opal Beach is worth the visit. Directions: Go over the Navarre bridge all the way down to the stop sign then turn right on Gulf Blvd heading west toward Pensacola Beach. Enjoy the drive on Gulf Island National Seashore.
Catch a sunset on Navarre Beach: Go over the 1st bridge into Navarre Beach 15-20 mins before sunset and park on the right side of the road to catch the sunset.
Navarre Beach
Catch a sunset on Navarre Beach: Go over the 1st bridge into Navarre Beach 15-20 mins before sunset and park on the right side of the road to catch the sunset.
Nice running / walking trail and bike path on Navarre: Go over the bridge and park in the big parking lot after Juana’s. There’s a nice walking / running path heading west toward Pensacola Beach along Gulf Blvd. If you look on the ground, it’ll have markers ever 0.25 miles
Navarre Beach Multiuse Path
Nice running / walking trail and bike path on Navarre: Go over the bridge and park in the big parking lot after Juana’s. There’s a nice walking / running path heading west toward Pensacola Beach along Gulf Blvd. If you look on the ground, it’ll have markers ever 0.25 miles

Supermarkets

5 minutes east on Hwy 98 (Will be on your left).
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Walmart Supercenter
9360 Navarre Parkway
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5 minutes east on Hwy 98 (Will be on your left).
5 minutes west on Hwy 98 (Will be on your right).
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Walmart Neighborhood Market
7360 Navarre Pkwy
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5 minutes west on Hwy 98 (Will be on your right).
5 minutes west on Hwy 98 (Will be your on your right).
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Publix Super Market at Shoppes of Navarre
8244 Navarre Parkway
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5 minutes west on Hwy 98 (Will be your on your right).
Newly renovated. All the supermarkets are close, but this is the closest. You can take the backroads to get there. Just head east on Esplanade and you'll hit it in a couple of minutes.
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Winn-Dixie
8674 Navarre Parkway
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Newly renovated. All the supermarkets are close, but this is the closest. You can take the backroads to get there. Just head east on Esplanade and you'll hit it in a couple of minutes.
Just opened March 10, 2022. Less than 2-4 minutes east of my house.
ALDI
2900 New Life Way
Just opened March 10, 2022. Less than 2-4 minutes east of my house.

Food scene

Ranked #1 in the area on Trip Advisor. Local favorite. Limited hours - so be sure to look up when they are open. Pin-sized, daytime eatery offering a range of eclectic Mexican & American plates in a simple space.
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JJ Chago's
8476 Navarre Pkwy
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Ranked #1 in the area on Trip Advisor. Local favorite. Limited hours - so be sure to look up when they are open. Pin-sized, daytime eatery offering a range of eclectic Mexican & American plates in a simple space.
Great Seafood and atmosphere!
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Dewey Destin's Navarre
8673 Navarre Pkwy
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Great Seafood and atmosphere!
Great Italian Food!
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Bella Luna Italian Bistro
7289 Navarre Pkwy
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Great Italian Food!
Mexican food truck walking distance from my house.
La Iguana Taco Shop
8510 Navarre Parkway
Mexican food truck walking distance from my house.
Walking distance from my house. Seafood & pub grub service across from the beach in a funk, open-air cafe with a laid-back vibe.
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TC's Front Porch
8552 Navarre Parkway
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Walking distance from my house. Seafood & pub grub service across from the beach in a funk, open-air cafe with a laid-back vibe.
One of my favorites for sure. California-style Mexican food is the focus of this chill cafe with margaritas & housemade desserts.
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Cactus Flower Café - Navarre
8725 Ortega Park Drive
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One of my favorites for sure. California-style Mexican food is the focus of this chill cafe with margaritas & housemade desserts.
Some of the best burgers anywhere. If you like pulled pork and hamburgers, try the 50/50 - half pulled pork, half hamburger meat. Endless fries. Local watering hole pairing burgers & other pub grub with drinks in a casual, down-home setting.
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Johnny Huston's Grille & Bar
7634 Navarre Pkwy
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Some of the best burgers anywhere. If you like pulled pork and hamburgers, try the 50/50 - half pulled pork, half hamburger meat. Endless fries. Local watering hole pairing burgers & other pub grub with drinks in a casual, down-home setting.
Walking distance from my house. Who doesn't like ice cream on a hot day while you're on vacation??!
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The Twist Custom Ice Cream
1816 Prado St
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Walking distance from my house. Who doesn't like ice cream on a hot day while you're on vacation??!
Local favorite. Waterfront hangout offering casual American eats & cocktails in festive environs with music & games.
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Juana's Pagodas
1451 Navarre Beach Causeway
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Local favorite. Waterfront hangout offering casual American eats & cocktails in festive environs with music & games.
Really close from my house. Local favorite - ranked #2 in the area on Trip Advisor. Down-to-earth counter-serve providing fried & grilled fish, shrimp, oysters & soft shell crab.
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Scooter's Fish House
1968 FL-87
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Really close from my house. Local favorite - ranked #2 in the area on Trip Advisor. Down-to-earth counter-serve providing fried & grilled fish, shrimp, oysters & soft shell crab.
Another one of my favorites - but I've only ordered the Poboys. Family-friendly restaurant that offer locations in five states across the Southeast with a beach atmosphere and serves delicious seafood.
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Shrimp Basket Navarre
8900 Navarre Parkway
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Another one of my favorites - but I've only ordered the Poboys. Family-friendly restaurant that offer locations in five states across the Southeast with a beach atmosphere and serves delicious seafood.
Mmmmmmmmmm donuts. Walking distance from my house. Walk there and back to burn off those yummy calories you just ate.
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Donuts In Paradise
8619 Navarre Pkwy
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Mmmmmmmmmm donuts. Walking distance from my house. Walk there and back to burn off those yummy calories you just ate.
Local favorite with a great view. Tiny, waterfront snack cart with a tropical vibe serving burritos for breakfast @ tacos for lunch.
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Shark Bite Navarre
8671 Navarre Parkway
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Local favorite with a great view. Tiny, waterfront snack cart with a tropical vibe serving burritos for breakfast @ tacos for lunch.
If you're looking for authentic Cajun food from New Orleans ... this is where to find it!
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Where Y'at Seafood and Mudbug Express
9575 Navarre Parkway
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If you're looking for authentic Cajun food from New Orleans ... this is where to find it!
7552 Navarre Pkwy., Ste 14 Navarre FL 32566. Local favorite and family favorite (when they are out this way). This stone oven pizza parlor serves up NY-style slices, pastas & calzones in a casual setting.
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New York Pizza Depot
8207 Navarre Parkway
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7552 Navarre Pkwy., Ste 14 Navarre FL 32566. Local favorite and family favorite (when they are out this way). This stone oven pizza parlor serves up NY-style slices, pastas & calzones in a casual setting.
Homey seafood specialist serves simply prepared fish & breakfast some days in nautical digs. I've believe they are more well-known for their breakfast which is what I've only had. Huge breakfast portions and great food.
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Alphy's Catfish House
1900 Florida 87
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Homey seafood specialist serves simply prepared fish & breakfast some days in nautical digs. I've believe they are more well-known for their breakfast which is what I've only had. Huge breakfast portions and great food.
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Navarre Bakery & Creamery
9914 Navarre Parkway
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Quick Eats

McDonald's
8644 Navarre Parkway
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Tops Burgers
8068 Navarre Pkwy
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Part of the new Food Truck Alley at Pik-itz located on 1922 Highway 87 Navarre, FL 32566
Island Dogs
1922 Florida 87
Part of the new Food Truck Alley at Pik-itz located on 1922 Highway 87 Navarre, FL 32566
Culver's
8792 Navarre Pkwy
Taco Bell
8714 Navarre Parkway
Burger King
8590 Navarre Parkway
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
8646 Navarre Parkway
Firehouse Subs Navarre
1894 Andorra Street
Jersey Mike's Subs
8191 Navarre Pkwy
Subway
8664 Navarre Parkway
KFC
8688 Navarre Parkway
Waffle House
8582 Navarre Pkwy
Pizza Hut
8692 Navarre Parkway
Little Caesars Pizza
8162 Navarre Parkway
Domino's Pizza
1933 Ortega Street
Papa John's Pizza
1813 Alhambra Street
Hungry Howie's Pizza
8230 Navarre Parkway
Whataburger
6920 Navarre Pkwy
Part of the new Food Truck Alley at Pik-itz located on 1922 Highway 87 Navarre, FL 32566 appalachianannes.com: Appalachian Anne’s our food is made with a little bit of heritage and a whole lot of sass! Everything we do from developing to delivery of our food truck products has you, the customer, in mind. Please follow our Facebook page for updates on where we will be or call us and schedule the truck for an event of your own. Always happy to do an employee appreciation day or just a gathering of folks who want to have something wholesome for lunch or dinner.
Appalachian Anne's
1922 Florida 87
Part of the new Food Truck Alley at Pik-itz located on 1922 Highway 87 Navarre, FL 32566 appalachianannes.com: Appalachian Anne’s our food is made with a little bit of heritage and a whole lot of sass! Everything we do from developing to delivery of our food truck products has you, the customer, in mind. Please follow our Facebook page for updates on where we will be or call us and schedule the truck for an event of your own. Always happy to do an employee appreciation day or just a gathering of folks who want to have something wholesome for lunch or dinner.
Part of the new Food Truck Alley at Pik-itz located on 1922 Highway 87 Navarre, FL 32566 Local caterer/food truck that offers authentic southwest food which uses fresh ingredients to showcase the unique flavors of Arizona, California & Mexico
Geesh's Southwest Food
1922 Florida 87
Part of the new Food Truck Alley at Pik-itz located on 1922 Highway 87 Navarre, FL 32566 Local caterer/food truck that offers authentic southwest food which uses fresh ingredients to showcase the unique flavors of Arizona, California & Mexico
Part of the new Food Truck Alley at Pik-itz located on 1922 Highway 87 Navarre, FL 32566 gypsysanchor.com: Specializing in craft coffees + unique beverages + small batch pastries + artisanal chocolate truffles + globally inspired savory dishes.
Gypsy's Anchor
1922 Florida 87
Part of the new Food Truck Alley at Pik-itz located on 1922 Highway 87 Navarre, FL 32566 gypsysanchor.com: Specializing in craft coffees + unique beverages + small batch pastries + artisanal chocolate truffles + globally inspired savory dishes.

City/town information

Depending on traffic, Destin is about 35 mins away from my house. I would check traffic on a GPS app (like Waze) before you leave. If there’s an accident, it can take a really long time to get in/out of Destin. My favorite restaurants in Destin are: Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House and Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer. McGuire’s is another good choice. Destin is super packed in the summer, traffic can be really bad, so I would try to call in beforehand also. Wait times can be 2 hrs+. Things to see in Destin: - Destin Harbor Boardwalk, 102 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541 - Destin Commons, 4100 Legendary Dr, Destin, FL 32541 - Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park 1007 US-98 East, Destin, FL 32541
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Destin
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Depending on traffic, Destin is about 35 mins away from my house. I would check traffic on a GPS app (like Waze) before you leave. If there’s an accident, it can take a really long time to get in/out of Destin. My favorite restaurants in Destin are: Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House and Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer. McGuire’s is another good choice. Destin is super packed in the summer, traffic can be really bad, so I would try to call in beforehand also. Wait times can be 2 hrs+. Things to see in Destin: - Destin Harbor Boardwalk, 102 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541 - Destin Commons, 4100 Legendary Dr, Destin, FL 32541 - Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park 1007 US-98 East, Destin, FL 32541
If you’re in Destin and are willing to drive even a little bit more (additional 45 mins once you hit Destin), Seaside is a gorgeous town to visit for a day-trip. Picturesque town with amazing architecture. The movie The Truman Show (with Jim Carrey) was filmed there. Lots of celebrities own houses in Seaside area. It’s just nice to park close to the center of the town and walk around to enjoy the sights. There are bunch of restaurants and food trucks also.
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Seaside
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If you’re in Destin and are willing to drive even a little bit more (additional 45 mins once you hit Destin), Seaside is a gorgeous town to visit for a day-trip. Picturesque town with amazing architecture. The movie The Truman Show (with Jim Carrey) was filmed there. Lots of celebrities own houses in Seaside area. It’s just nice to park close to the center of the town and walk around to enjoy the sights. There are bunch of restaurants and food trucks also.

Rentals

Sage Bike Rentals, Paddle Boards & Kayaks
8228 Gulf Blvd
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Pontoon Boats, Waverunners (Jet Skis), Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Inflatable Waterpark & more. Watersports, rentals, and activities. 8671 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre, FL 32566 (Next to Dewey Destin)
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Navarre Family Watersports
8671 Navarre Pkwy
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Pontoon Boats, Waverunners (Jet Skis), Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Inflatable Waterpark & more. Watersports, rentals, and activities. 8671 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre, FL 32566 (Next to Dewey Destin)
Actually located at Navarre Family Watersports. This location is on the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound. A safe and calm body of water. (similar to a lake) Located right before the Navarre Beach Bridge, which is awesome to paddle under!
Glow Paddle-Navarre Beach
8671 Navarre Parkway
Actually located at Navarre Family Watersports. This location is on the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound. A safe and calm body of water. (similar to a lake) Located right before the Navarre Beach Bridge, which is awesome to paddle under!

Things to Do on a Rainy Day

This is still open when it rains!
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Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
8740 Gulf Blvd
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This is still open when it rains!
Chill and relax at my house. I leave a few board and card games that guests can enjoy. Watch a movie in my living room and turn up the surround sound. If you have any issues logging into the app services, please message me.
Joey's Place
81 Heyers Road
Chill and relax at my house. I leave a few board and card games that guests can enjoy. Watch a movie in my living room and turn up the surround sound. If you have any issues logging into the app services, please message me.
Located on Okaloosa Island - about 25 mins from my house.
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
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Located on Okaloosa Island - about 25 mins from my house.
Located on Okaloosa Island - about 25 mins from my house. Good option for those with kids. Arcade, Virtual Reality, Laser Tag, Movie Theatre for rainy days. (Go Karts, Ropes Course, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf and more for the sunny days.)
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Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
1306 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
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Located on Okaloosa Island - about 25 mins from my house. Good option for those with kids. Arcade, Virtual Reality, Laser Tag, Movie Theatre for rainy days. (Go Karts, Ropes Course, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf and more for the sunny days.)
Located in Fort Walton Beach Beach (before Okaloosa Island) - about 20 mins from my house. Good option for kids.
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Emerald Coast Science Center
31 Memorial Pkwy SW
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Located in Fort Walton Beach Beach (before Okaloosa Island) - about 20 mins from my house. Good option for kids.
Unleash your inner primal boss! An axe throwing alley like none other.
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The Rachet Hatchet
222 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
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Unleash your inner primal boss! An axe throwing alley like none other.
Located in Milton, FL - about 40 mins north. See interpretive panels, artifacts, educational exhibits and hands-on displays.
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Arcadia Mill
5709 Mill Pond Ln
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Located in Milton, FL - about 40 mins north. See interpretive panels, artifacts, educational exhibits and hands-on displays.
Located in Milton, FL - about 30 mins north from my house. You can find exhibits about local history, as well as Civil War-era artifacts and photographs.
Bagdad Village Museum
4512 Church Street
Located in Milton, FL - about 30 mins north from my house. You can find exhibits about local history, as well as Civil War-era artifacts and photographs.
About 10 mins north from my house. Individually signed pottery pieces depict life on the Emerald Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Each hand made piece is unique and reflects the natural beauty of local sea life, whether it be functional table ware, kitchen ware, or art form decor. Individual and group tours of the pottery's operation are welcome by the Stokes. The Family's pottery and framed art, including individual works by Lee and Ann, as well as original Gyotaku fish rubbings by Jason, are available for purchase in the studio showroom.
Holley Hill Pottery
7507 Buckeye Drive
About 10 mins north from my house. Individually signed pottery pieces depict life on the Emerald Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Each hand made piece is unique and reflects the natural beauty of local sea life, whether it be functional table ware, kitchen ware, or art form decor. Individual and group tours of the pottery's operation are welcome by the Stokes. The Family's pottery and framed art, including individual works by Lee and Ann, as well as original Gyotaku fish rubbings by Jason, are available for purchase in the studio showroom.
Just a few minutes from my house. Sand Dollar Cottage is an artists' cooperative and gift shop.
Sand Dollar Cottage
1900 Florida 87
Just a few minutes from my house. Sand Dollar Cottage is an artists' cooperative and gift shop.
Located in Gulf Breeze, FL - about 15 mins west from my house. This is a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio. Choose a ceramic item such as a mug, plate or other figurine and then paint it. Once the item is painted, they fire it in their kiln. No appointment needed.
Sunny Days Family Art Studio
4327 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Located in Gulf Breeze, FL - about 15 mins west from my house. This is a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio. Choose a ceramic item such as a mug, plate or other figurine and then paint it. Once the item is painted, they fire it in their kiln. No appointment needed.