Facts on Navarre Beach, Florida

Facts on Navarre Beach, Florida
Located on Santa Rosa Island in northwest Florida, Navarre Beach is highlighted by the eight-mile long stretch of federally protected shoreline between Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach, which is the longest unbroken stretch of protected beach in the state.

Navarre Beach State Park

With 130 acres of beach, wetlands and native plant life, Navarre Beach State Park is known for being an unspoiled stretch of land where visitors can hike, bike, kayak, bird watch and fish.

Blackwater River State Forest

Located an hour north of Navarre Beach, Blackwater River State Forest has been hailed as the canoe capital of Florida. Blackwater River State Forest is also a popular place to hike and bike.

Gulf Islands National Seashore

With 52 miles of protected beaches, the Gulf Islands National Seashore is an ideal place for water sports such as sailing, jet skiing, parasailing, tubing, canoeing and kayaking. After being shut down in 2004, Fort Pickens Road has been reopened and connects Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach in the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Campgrounds in Navarre Beach

The Navarre Beach Vacation Guide website offers a list of several campgrounds for visitors who wish to camp during their visit. Among the campgrounds listed are Magnolia Beach Campground, Emerald Beach RV Park, Adventures Unlimited and Cedar Pines RV Campground.

Navarre Park

Known simple as "Navarre Park," this area was donated by Col. Guy H. Wyman, one of the founders of Navarre and a retired U.S. Army engineer. Navarre Park features a one-mile trail called the Nature Walk, which is located parallel to the shoreline in the same area as the award-winning Panhandle Butterfly House.

Article Written By Kirby Brooks

Kirby Brooks is a San Diego based writer whose articles have appeared in San Diego Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Riviera Orange County. Brooks is a recent honors graduate of the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of the Arts in English.

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