Gulf Islands National Seashore

Looking for an idyllic, secluded beach? Well when you visit the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Navarre Beach, it’s easy to come to think of it as your own private Florida beach – it’s that uncrowded and completely non-commercialized. That’s because, regardless of the season, Navarre Beach’s four miles of pristine shoreline simply does not get packed with people.

It’s steeped in natural beauty with the Santa Rosa Sound on one side, and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. There are towering rolling dunes and blue-green waters.

Imagine arriving, beach gear in tow, and staking out an ample piece of real estate on sands that are a whiter shade of white. Sure, some other folks may be within a stone’s throw, but essentially you’ll have a lovely piece of paradise all for yourself and your family. Go for a swim, relax on a float, enjoy the rustic landscape with sea grass dotted dunes, or simply frolic in the emerald waves. If that doesn’t make you decompress, what will?

One of only ten National Seashores in the country, Gulf Islands National Seashore offers eight miles of undeveloped Gulf-front in this nationally protected park.  Four out of the world’s seven sea turtle species nest along this seashore along with migratory birds and miles of trails for exploring by two-legged love birds.  There’s great snorkeling along the coast, and nearby, terrific seafood and reasonably-priced accommodations.