Maria’s guidebook

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Maria’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 10 min drive from my house
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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 10 min drive from my house
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 15 mins away
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Gulf Breeze Zoo
5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway
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About 15 mins away
(Phase 1 Renovation almost done) This is a little gem that is never crowded. 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. 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.
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Navarre Beach
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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

Go south on Hwy 87, then go west on Hwy 98 (you'll be making a right). Publix will be on your right. About 7 mins away.
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Publix Super Market at Shoppes of Navarre
8244 Navarre Parkway
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Go south on Hwy 87, then go west on Hwy 98 (you'll be making a right). Publix will be on your right. About 7 mins away.
Go south on Hwy 87, then go west on Hwy 98 (you'll be making a right). Walmart Neighborhood Market will be on your right. About 10 mins away.
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Walmart Neighborhood Market
7360 Navarre Pkwy
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Go south on Hwy 87, then go west on Hwy 98 (you'll be making a right). Walmart Neighborhood Market will be on your right. About 10 mins away.
Newly renovated. There are backroads to get here (use GPS) ... but the easiest way to give directions is to head south on 87, then east on Hwy 98. You'll see Winn Dixie on your left after a couple of mins
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Winn-Dixie
8674 Navarre Parkway
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Newly renovated. There are backroads to get here (use GPS) ... but the easiest way to give directions is to head south on 87, then east on Hwy 98. You'll see Winn Dixie on your left after a couple of mins
Just opened in March 2022. There are backroads to get here (use GPS) ... but the easiest way to give directions is to head south on 87, then east on Hwy 98. You'll see Aldi on your left after a couple of mins
ALDI
8792 Navarre Parkway
Just opened in March 2022. There are backroads to get here (use GPS) ... but the easiest way to give directions is to head south on 87, then east on Hwy 98. You'll see Aldi on your left after a couple of mins

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.
One of my favorites! Great Seafood and atmosphere! My favorite item to order is the Blackened Mahi Po boy!
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Dewey Destin's Navarre
8673 Navarre Pkwy
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One of my favorites! Great Seafood and atmosphere! My favorite item to order is the Blackened Mahi Po boy!
Great Italian Food
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Bella Luna Italian Bistro
7289 Navarre Pkwy
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Great Italian Food
Mexican food truck
La Iguana Taco Shop
8510 Navarre Parkway
Mexican food truck
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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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.
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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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.
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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Local favorite - ranked #2 in the area on Trip Advisor. Down-to-earth counter-serve providing fried & grilled fish, shrimp, oysters & soft shell crab.
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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Family-friendly restaurant that offer locations in five states across the Southeast with a beach atmosphere and serves delicious seafood.
Mmmmmmmmmm donuts
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Donuts In Paradise
8619 Navarre Pkwy
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Mmmmmmmmmm donuts
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.
NY PIZZA Depot EXPRESS
8207 Navarre Parkway
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
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

Destin 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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Destin 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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Navarre Family Watersports
8671 Navarre Pkwy
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