Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze & Navarre Beach Area Guide
If you love the cool breeze coming from the ocean, the relaxed pace of a life style that centers around whether the surf’s up, come to Pensacola Beach and take a deep breath. The air is filled with ocean breeze and the scent of great beach activities in Pensacola Beach and year round, natives and visitors enjoy the life that being that close to the water bring.
Whether you’re a snowbird or were born and raised in the area, Pensacola Beach offers so much year round, you’ll find yourself coming back again and again. Once you learn your way around, give your Realtor a call and let him find you that perfect little cottage or the luxury home on the beach you’ve always wanted!
Attractions and Events
Quietwater Beach Boardwalk Enjoy the shops, restaurants and nightclubs that dot the boardwalk and take in concerts at the large sea shell stage several times a year. Behind that stage is a beach that lives up to its name, except for the sounds of seagulls, of children laughing as they build their sand castles and low voices talking as people walk along the beach.
National Naval Aviation Museum
Visit one of the world’s largest aviation museums at Naval Air Station Pensacola and see their more than 150 carefully restored aircraft as well as hands-on exhibits and more than 4,000 artifacts representing the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Family friendly, the museum is a great place to spend quality time together and admission is free!
Bamboo Willie’s Beachside
Enjoy the picturesque beauty of the Santa Rosa Sound and whether you have to get there by car or boat, get there to enjoy Bamboo Willie’s great live entertainment, a fun atmosphere and special events for locals as well as visitors. To learn more, see: http://bamboowillies.com/
Gulf Breeze Zoo
Walk around these lush Florida gardens and see hundreds of animals from large cats to beautiful colorful birds, enjoy the large petting area and even feed a giraffe! Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the raised walkway overlooking the African Reserve and then take a 20 minute narrated train ride as you watch deer, antelope and zebras throughout the 30 acre Veldt. For more information, visit: http://www.gulfbreezezoo.org/
Crawfish Festival – Fiesta of Five Flags
Great music from the bayous of Louisiana, and don’t leave the kids at home, there are events for them in the family area as well. With lots of crafts and games and their famous ‘NASCRAW’ crawfish races, there’s something for everybody! http://www.fiestaoffiveflags.org/crawfishfestival/
Pensacola Beach Air Show
The Blue Angels, along with civilian and other military aircraft perform gravity defying aerial acrobatics over the Gulf of Mexico during the four day air show, with fans having four opportunities to see the world famous Blue Angels making your head swim with their graceful maneuvers. http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/
Gulf Breeze Art Festival - Navarre
Come celebrate the wide variety of handcrafted artwork festival held in the spring and feast your eyes of the wide variety of handcrafted artwork sure to please all the senses. Fun for the whole family waits at this annual celebration. To learn more, see: http://www.gulfbreezearts.org/index.html
Navarre is home to beautiful unspoiled white sandy beaches that lead up to emerald colored water. Watch the sunset while the water nips at your toes and you look for dolphins that play near the shore. Crystal clear water offers great snorkeling opportunities to hunt for sand dollars or observe the wide variety of aquatic life. If you’d like to explore, but can’t snorkel, check out local shops that offer sail boats, jet skis, kayaks, paddle boats and the thrilling windsurfing and parasail rides.
Located along the sun drenched beached of the Gulf of Mexico, Navarre Beach is a great destination for a fun filled family vacation, a quick weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city or if you’re ready to settle into the quiet beach life, visit Navarra, then call your Realtor! For more information visit: http://www.navarrebeach.com/
Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
With more than 500 business, civic and individual members, the Navarre Beach Chamber is a vital part of the community, organizing any number of community centered activities and events. To learn more, visit: http://www.navarrechamber.com/
Navarre Beach Campground
Enjoy beautiful beaches and Northwest Florida’s best kept vacation secret with its many attractions for every member of the family and great rv park. To learn more, visit: http://www.navbeach.com/Default.aspx
Florida Beach to Rivers
Blackwater River State Forest offers more than 190,000 acres of woodlands, lakes and waterways, the largest state forest in the Florida. Offering vast land for hikers, campers, and other outdoors people, you can ride horses or mountain bikes, enjoying the beautiful scenery. To learn more, visit: http://www.floridabeachestorivers.com/