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Navarre Beach Frequently Asked Questions

For an extended vacation away from home, nothing beats staying in a vacation rental at the beach. Whether you are traveling with children, or simply on a couple's retreat a Navarre Beach vacation rental provides the space you need.  Navarre Properties' rentals are more reasonably priced than hotels for extended visits of three nights or more.

If you haven't stayed in a vacation rental before, you likely have many questions. To help you get ready for your trip to Navarre Beach we have answered some of those questions below. Contact our office with any additional questions you may have.

Navarre Properties vacation rentals provide the following items to help get your beach vacation started. These items include:

  • Fresh Linens on all beds
  • Paper Towel Roll
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toilet Paper per bathroom
  • Facial Soap and Bath Soap per bathroom
  • 4 Bath Towels, 3 Wash Cloths and 3 Hand Towels per full-size bathroom

All of our Vacation Rentals have all the comforts of home such as fully equipped kitchens, comfortable furnishings, separate bedrooms, full-sized private bathrooms, washers and dryers, dishwashers, TVs, WiFi, balconies with a view and more. However, if you want to make your vacation even more comfortable, fun, and relaxing for everybody we suggest bringing the following extras:

  • Salt and Pepper
  • Spices
  • Sugar
  • Plastic Baggies (Quart / Gallon)
  • Coffee
  • Coffee Filters
  • Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Snacks
  • Dry Cereal
  • Bottled Water
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Liquid Soap
  • Dishwasher Detergent

Navarre Beach is along the Florida Gulf Coast, between Pensacola Beach and Okaloosa Island. The area is only a ten-minute drive from downtown Navarre. Visit our Area Map & Directions page for more information on getting here.

The Navarre Beach area has many activities and things to do for your family to enjoy. Indulge in water sports, hiking, canoeing, shopping, aviation history, golf, fishing or just stroll on our white sand beaches overlooking the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Navarre area also offers a wide variety of restaurants that suit any taste or budget. Visit our Local Area Guide for more information on what to do in Navarre Beach.

The warm season in Navarre is May through September. Summers in Navarre are warm, with an average high of 84 degrees. The cool season is usually from December through March, with an average high of around 65 degrees. Visit our Weather page for more information on Navarre Beach weather and when to visit.

Unfortunately, Santa Rosa County (Navarre Beach) does not allow pets on the beach. Not to worry! Pensacola Beach has two dog parks that are open twice per day and is only a short scenic-drive away. Planning to bring your furry friend on your Navarre Beach vacation? Browse our Pet Friendly Navarre Vacation Rentals to find the perfect rental for you and your pet.

The Navarre Beach is controlled by a series of 99-year leases, instead of private owners. The local beaches of Pensacola and Navarre are owned by the public rather than private investors. Because of this, waterfront access along both Pensacola and Navarre beaches is largely unrestricted. Unlike many other beaches, the beaches to not have any gates.

Navarre Beach is about 24 miles from Destin, FL. The drive only takes about 30 minutes. Visit our Directions Page for driving directions from Destin to Navarre Beach.

Navarre Beach is about 26 miles from Pensacola, FL. The drive only takes less than 40 minutes. Visit our Directions Page for driving directions from Pensacola to Navarre Beach.

Navarre Beach has a variety of reefs near the shore that allow beginners and experts to both view the stunning reef ecosystems and marine life. The East Sound Side Reef, one of the smaller reefs, is located Northwest of Sandpiper Pavilion. The West Sound Side Reef is one of the larger reefs and is almost 300’ long and 100’ wide! The Gulf Side Reef is on the Gulf of Mexico, about 2,000’ East of the fishing pier, South of the Sea Oat pavilion. Visit our Water Sports & Snorkeling page for more information on Navarre Beach snorkeling.

Navarre Beach is known for their large assortment of beautiful shells. The Gulf of Mexico brings many shells to the Navarre Beach shore including the Coquina Clam, Giant Cockle, Scotch Bonnet, Shark Eye, Scallop, Tulip Shell and more. Wander along the Navarre Beach and you should be able to find shells almost anywhere!

Navarre Florida is in the Central Standard time zone (GMT-6).