Attractions

The Navarre Beach area has many attractions just a short drive from the beach including; touring the naval aviation history at our National Museum of Naval Aviation, feeding the giraffes and taking a train ride at The Gulf Breeze Zoo, catching a dolphin show at the Gulfarium, or riding the water slides at Big Kahunas.

Navarre Beach Pier

Navarre Beach Pier

Open everyday from sun up to sun down. Take a walk out on Navarre`s newest addition. The Navarre Beach Pier is 1500 feet long and considered the longest fishing pier in the Gulf of Mexico. Fisherman are reeling in pompano, flounder, cobia, king and spanish mackerel. The cost for walking on the pier is $1.00 and $7.00 to fish for adult, $4.00 for a child.
Location: 8579 Gulf Blvd.
Phone: 850-936-1794
The Zoo

The Zoo

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is a wonderful learning experience for all ages. The Zoo is home to over 900 animal species including gorillas, a Great Indian rhinoceros, monkeys, wildebeest, kangaroo, and more. You can feed alligators at the Gator Hole, visit the petting zoo, or take a ride on the Safari Line Ltd. The Safari Line Ltd. is a safari train ride through 30 acres of free-roaming animals in their habitats. The Zoo is just 10 minutes from Navarre Beach. Take a left off of the Navarre Beach Bridge and travel 8 miles west on Hwy. 98.
Location: 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway (Hwy.98)
Phone: 850-932-2229
Navarre Park

Navarre Park

Navarre Park is a great place to take the children to play. The children`s water play area includes fun sprinklers that are appropriate for even the little swimmers. The park also features a playground and duck pond. The Navarre Park also hosts "Thursdays in the Park Concert Series" which is a free concert from 6-8pm on Thursdays during our summer months sponsered by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce located directly next to the park.
Location: 8543 Navarre Parkway
Panhandle Butterfly House

Panhandle Butterfly House

The Panhandle Butterfly House is a non-profit program. Their mission is to educate the public on butterflies and ways to preserve butterfly habitats. The Butterfly House features indoor and outdoor gardens and a butterfly nursery. The Butterfly House is located at the intersection of the Navarre Beach Bridge and Hwy.98 (next to the Navarre Park).
Location: 8581 Navarre Parkway, (Hwy. 98) at the foot of the Navarre bridge
Phone: 850-623-3868
The Gulfarium

The Gulfarium

The Gulfarium is the world`s oldest marine show aquarium. Their mission is to provide education about sea life inhabitants and entertain at the same time. Catch one of the the Gulfarium`s sea lion or dolphin shows. Their exhibits also feature sharks, sting rays, Loggerhead turtles, otters, tropical penguins, and tropical birds. Admission hours are 9am to 2pm-park closes at 4pm. The Gulfarium is located in Fort Walton Beach, approximately 16 miles east of Navarre Beach on Hwy. 98.
Location: 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway (Hwy.98)
Phone: 850-243-9046
National Museum of Naval Aviation

National Museum of Naval Aviation

The National Museum of Naval Aviation is located at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Admission is free and you can see and touch over 150 restored Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aircraft. Try your hand at flying in the flight simulators and vist the Naval Aviation Memorial Theatre where you can catch an IMAX film. You can also grab lunch or dessert in the authentic Cubi Point Officers` Club that was a stop for many Navy and Marine Corps squadrons, ships and units on the their way to the Western Pacific.
Location: 1750 Radford Blvd.
Phone: 850-452-3604
Toll Free: 800-327-5002
The Blue Angels

The Blue Angels

The National Museum of Naval Aviation also hosts the Navys Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron! Admission to the Blue Angel`s practices and autograph sessions are free, located behind the museum at NAS. Signs are posted to direct visitors to viewing and parking locations, including special spaces for handicapped visitors. Bleachers are available for seating about 1,000 people. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs. We also suggest that visitors bring hats, sunscreen and water. The Blue Angels` practice weekly March through November pending weather conditions, please check their website for current dates.
Location: 1750 Radford Blvd. Pensacola,FL
Toll Free: 800-327-5002
Air Force Armament Museum

Air Force Armament Museum

At the Air Force Armament Museum, experience the aviation warfare armament from the early days of World War I right through to today`s high tech planes and bombs. You will find an extensive collection of weaponry and interactive displays including the fastest plane ever built - the SR-71 Blackbird! Admission is free, hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:30-4:30, closed federal holidays.
Location: 100 Museum Drive, Eglin Air Force Base
Phone: 850-651-1808
Big Kahuna`s Water Park

Big Kahuna`s Water Park

Big Kahuna`s Water Park features a Lazy River, speed slides, white water tubing, two wave pools, surfing half pipe, four children`s areas with kid-sized slides, leisurely lagoons, and more! They also offer non-water activities like miniature golf and go-carts. Big Kahuna`s is located in Destin, east of Navarre Beach approximately 24 miles on Hwy 98.
Location: 1007 US Highway 98 East
Phone: 850-837-8319
The Track

The Track

The Track provides excitement for the whole family on their go-carts, thrill rides, bumper rides and miniature golf course. The Track is next to Big Kahuna`s on Hwy.98.
Location: 1125 Highway 98 East
Phone: 850-654-4668
Black Water River State Park

Black Water River State Park

Blackwater River State Park offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities. The river is one of the purest sand-bottom rivers in the nation, making this park a popular place for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. The park also offers picnic pavilions that overlook the river. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy strolling along trails through more than 600 acres of undisturbed natural communities.
Location: 7720 Deaton Bridge Road Holt, FL
Phone: (850) 983-5363