By Lauren Tjaden
Located along Florida’s gulf coast east of Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach has managed to slide under the radar. But that doesn’t mean it’s undeserving—it just means you can have more of it to yourself.
The Navarre Beach pier's claim to fame is being the longest fishing pier in Florida, stretching 1,545 feet long and towering 30 feet above the water. You can stroll out onto the Navarre fishing pier for sweeping views of the beach and the dunes, rolling both directions as far as the eye can see.
The water’s so clear you can often peer into the depths. Off the Navarre fishing pier you’ll almost always spot schools of fish, some tiny and some grand. But you might see a stingray, looking for all the world as if it’s flying underwater, or even dolphins, frolicking or out on a fishing expedition of their own.
And if you like to fish, there are few better places to hook into some underwater fun. Visit Navarre Beach pier’s site for conditions, details and updates on what’s being caught… and start daydreaming about what you’re going to catch off the Navarre fishing pier.
Beach-snobs will love it: the area boasts emerald-colored waters and generous, uncrowded beaches, laden with fine, white sand.
You’ll want to hop off the Navarre Beach pier, ditch your sandals and dig your toes into a heap of it. Because its white color reflects the heat, it won’t burn your feet, even on the hottest day.
The calm, shallow waters are sure to please your whole gang, perfect for swimming or wading.
The vibe is peaceful and laid back. Time feels like it’s moving a little slower. It seems that when you drive onto the island you leave behind the need to check your email. It seems right to take a moment to watch an osprey glide on the laminar sea breeze, or to help your kids build a sandcastle.
When you want to refresh with a cold brew and some beach fare, Lagerheads on the Gulf is the perfect choice—convenient and tasty and very close to the Navarre Beach pier.
More adventures await you: you can rent a sailboat, stand-up paddle board, or a bike or scooter.
For an unusual way to take a deep breath, try yoga atop a paddleboard in the bay.