Navarre Beach is best known for its endless emerald waves, sugar white sand, and comfortable, relaxing vibe. But the area also offers plenty of unique spots and experiences that a first-time visitor to the area might miss.
Here are some unforgettable, one-of-a-kind places you’ll want to keep an eye out for!
1. Spaceship HouseThis unique vacation rental is located across the street from the beach, but it will take you on a trip to a galaxy far, far away! Whether you’re a fan of science fiction, funky furnishings, or unique architecture, you’re sure to love this unique property.
2. Boomerang Pizza Kitchen & General Store
This eclectic pizza spot almost takes you back in time! In front, it’s a retro-themed gift shop with fun and funky gifts, candies, toys and more. In the back, it’s retro-themed restaurant with some of the most delicious pizzas in Florida! Pizza and shopping — it doesn’t get any better than that!
3. Blackwater Bistro
This charming restaurant is filled with history – and not just because of the period house it’s located in. Milton was historically a “dry” town on Sundays, making brunch a lot less fun for locals and visitors alike. It took seven years for the Bistro’s then-General Manager to lobby the City Council to change the law. And in 2017, voters finally made it legal to enjoy mimosas and bloody marys on Sunday!
4. Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Educational and fun for all ages. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center speaks volumes about the community’s commitment to our planet and its creatures. But more importantly, you can meet an actual sea turtle while learning everything about these amazing animals.
5. Sage Paddle Co.
Founded by an 11-year-old entrepreneur named Sage Offut, this is a Navarre Beach Original started by a true Navarre Beach Original. Now a high-school graduate, Sage’s growing company rents paddleboards, scooters and bikes to beach-goers.
6. Navarre Beach Pier
It’s difficult to miss this 1,545 feet long pier. It’s the longest fishing pier in Florida, and the perfect place to fish, relax, watch sunsets and sunrises, or simply gaze into the turquoise Gulf waters. Be sure to keep an eye out for turtles, dolphins, and other sea life!
7. Imogene Theatre
This theatre was built in 1912 — the same year the Titanic sank. It’s still a mecca for creativity and entertainment in town, so check their schedule and take in a show in this one-of-a-kind theater!
8. Old Brick Road – Milton
Also known as the Old Spanish Trail, this hand-laid road opened in 1920. It winds through the county, giving you some amazing views of of the Blackwater Bay and other unspoiled Florida settings.
9. The West Florida Railroad Museum
Like history? Love trains? The West Florida Railroad Museum is a must-see! Opened in 1881, this restored train depot will transport you back in time!
10. Coldwater Gardens
Some people like camping. For everyone else, there’s “glamping.” Coldwater Gardens offers several unique, comfortable, and even luxurious ways to spend a night in the great outdoors – modern cabins, fully furnished glamping tents, even a modern treehouse! It’s the perfect place to get close to nature – without getting too far from the creature comforts you love.