Known for it's breathtaking white-sand beaches and abundant sunshine year round, beautiful Navarre Beach is arguably one of the most pleasant and desirable beach communities in the Florida Panhandle to live in. The warm waters of the Gulf Coast, gentle breezes and a charming island ambiance attract new homebuyers to Navarre Beach, Florida. Located between Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, directly across the Santa Rosa Sound from Navarre, the quiet community of Navarre Beach enjoys a view of the Caribbean-like waters of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the tranquility of the Santa Rosa Sound. Residents have a wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy, warm weather year round, great public schools, a large choice of churches, and easy access to nearby cities, restaurants and shopping in Navarre, Destin, Pensacola/Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze. With it's affordable cost of housing and living, and the stunning beaches, Navarre Beach stands out as a top location for families, retirees, and vacationers alike.
The community of Navarre Beach offers a popular retreat to enjoy water sports, relax in the sun and take pleasure in a casual yet upscale lifestyle. The soft white sand beaches contrast with aquamarine waters making this part of the Florida coastline a stunning visual experience. The island is easily reached by the Navarre Bridge and is an ideal location to own a vacation home or full-time residence.
Navarre Beach offers a great location to own real estate because it is close to nearby cities like Destin and Pensacola/Pensacola Beach. It is also convenient to the local amenities like the National Seashore, golf courses, a 1500 ft. long fishing pier, bike and walking trails as well as the large variety of water activities such as boating, fishing, jet skiing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kite flying and wave boarding. Military personnel from the nearby Naval Air Station Pensacola and Eglin Air Force Base also prefer to live here. Residents are also near the University of West Florida, Pensacola Junior College and Virginia College-Pensacola.
You can find a number of great choices such as water front homes (Gulf, Sound and Canal), as well as a variety of homes with fabulous views of the picturesque sunrises and sunsets. All properties (single family homes, condos, townhouses and vacation homes) are within minutes of walking to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. It cannot be said enough. The area's beaches are spectacular. The Navarre Beach real estate is favorably priced comparison to other Florida real estate markets. This offers good opportunities for permanent residences and individual vacation homes (or investments for vacation rental properties). Navarre Beach lives up to the local slogan of "Florida's Best Kept Secret"
The zoning and building guidelines on Navarre Beach have ensured that life on the Beach will remain scenic, uncrowded, and pristine. Natural areas remain, and will remain as well as controlled building and zoning. Being very careful to preserve the natural beauty of the area there is an effort to develop walking trails and nature-education activities. This ensures easy access to all amenities, as well as the sense of tranquility that can be enjoyed by all. The Gulf Islands have been a popular fishing area for years where boaters would come to shore to rest and relax on the beach. The tropical vegetation and calm waters were ideal for boating. The nearby towns of Milton and Bagdad feature mid 19th century architecture that was established when trading posts and shipbuilding ports were developed. In recent years, prime real estate opportunities have brought new residents to Navarre Beach, one of the most scenic points in Northwest Florida.
Parks and Recreation
Navarre Beach boasts spectacular white sand beaches and the entire array of outdoor and water activities such as boating, fishing, snorkeling, bike and walking trails, jet skis, paddle boarding, and wave runners. Navarre Beach State Park features miles of beaches connected by walking paths, bicycle routes, hiking trails, basketball courts, and T-ball fields. Residents also have access to dog parks with picnic tables for pleasant afternoon gatherings. Camping and wildlife viewing are favorite activities at the park that is open year-round. A new pier, the longest in the Gulf Coast region, is a recent addition to this popular resort area and offers a pleasant place to take a morning walk. Navarre Beach is within minutes walking distance of the world acclaimed Gulf Islands National Seashore that stretches between Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach. It's also a short drive to the restaurants and activities of Pensacola Beach, multiple golf courses, and the parks and amenities of Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Destin and Pensacola.
Attractions and Activities
The main attraction of Navarre Beach is it's pristine white sand beaches and the lovely Caribbean-type waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound, coupled with the corresponding outdoor and water sport amenities, and all tempered with the quiet and tranquil lifestyle offered it's residents and vacationers. These are coupled with The National Seashore, and the multiple and almost ongoing attractions and activities of it's neighbors of Navarre, Pensacola/Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island. Also available within minutes of driving are the river fishing, tubing, and boating offered in Milton.
Water sports enthusiasts thrive in the Navarre Beach area where swimming, kayaking, diving, boating and jet skiing are an everyday activity. Sport fishing charter excursions can be booked from local venues and provide offshore full-day and half-day fishing trips. A day spent with the kids fishing from the pier is another favorite activity. The Hidden Creek Golf Club supports local men and women’s golf leagues and is a scenic public course with a full restaurant and bar.
Local events and festivals in the region include Kitefest, the Thursdays in the Park events, the Navarre Fishing Rodeo, sand sculpting contests, and a large number of almost weekly events formed around the lifestyles of living on Navarre Beach. Other town events like the Navarre Beach Krewe of Jesters 12th Night festival allow newcomers to meet fellow residents. Events like Women 2 Women and Xtreme Networking for a are great for networking with Navarre business owners. Holiday events like the Jingle Bell Run, Christmas in Navarre Park and the Christmas Parade are also welcoming and cheerful.
Living in Navarre Beach is often compared to owning a small corner of Paradise. Families will find top quality schools and abundant opportunities for year-round recreation.
The pleasant year-round climate found in this waterfront section of Florida is conducive to a variety of outdoor events. Locals love to celebrate throughout the year and arts and craft fairs, music concerts, theater and sporting events are available for all age groups.
Navarre Beach: Coveted Homes with a Prime Beachfront Location
A superb quality of life and direct access to world-renowned beaches make Navarre Beach one of the best places to live in the Florida Panhandle. Those looking to become a Navarre Beach home buyer should call the Beach Property Professionals at Beaches Realty LLC, 850-936-9400. Experts on the Emerald Coast market, Beaches Realty LLC will help you work through your options and find the right deal to put you in a Navarre Beach property or Santa Rosa County home that's perfect for you.