By Lauren Tjaden

Navarre Beach, Florida is a little off of the beaten path. And that’s one of the things that’s best about it.

Located east of Pensacola in Northwest Florida, this hidden gem boasts a generous white-sand beach snuggled against the emerald-hued Gulf of Mexico.

Since the crowds don’t know about Navarre Beach, FL, it’s a peaceful place, renowned for fishing as opposed to nightlife.

Navarre Beach's claim to fame is its pier, at 1,545 feet it's the longest pier in Florida. The pier features a store where you can buy snacks or rent tackle, as well as a restaurant, so you can nosh on a grouper sandwich or enjoy a cocktail and watch the surf.

Don’t miss strolling out to the end of it; it offers breathtaking views of the Gulf and into the usually-clear waters below it.


If you go…

Navarre Beach Pier
8579 Gulf Blvd. Navarre Beach, FL 32566
Phone: (850) 710-3721

Hours of Operation: March 1 - Oct. 21: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.Nov. 1 - Feb. 28: Sunrise - Sunset