It’s the sound of Navarre Beach and Florida’s natural wonders.
There’s more to Navarre Beach than our beaches. Our woodlands offer acres of unspoiled natural beauty waiting to be explored. Hike through winding trails, ride horseback, canoe along peaceful waters, and sleep under the dazzling stars. With a backdrop of breathtaking beaches, woodlands, wetlands, and serene lakes and streams, every moment becomes a picture-perfect memory.
Delve into the scenic beauty of Northwest Florida as you traverse a network of recreational, scenic, and historic trails that inspire even the most seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. Encounter nature’s wonders, from great blue herons to ospreys, turtles, deer, bobcats, turkeys, and more. Whether you’re on a casual stroll or a challenging 10-mile hike, the beauty of our surroundings will mesmerize you.
Embrace the dark waters and white sandbars of the Blackwater River as you embark on a peaceful paddle or challenge brisk currents in a kayak. Discover the soothing, therapeutic nature of paddling, all while traversing one of our region’s many canoe trails. Simply put, Navarre Beach’s natural diversity knows no bounds. With everything from barrier islands to salt marshes to the majestic longleaf pine communities, every facet of the outdoors comes alive in this enchanting haven.
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Blackwater River State Forest Area
Uncover the untamed beauty of the Blackwater River State Forest, a sanctuary of natural wonder waiting to be explored. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the towering longleaf pines and the refreshing embrace of the river's gentle flow. Spot diverse wildlife as you roam scenic trails. When you experience the magic of Florida's wilderness here in the heart of the Blackwater River State Forest, you’ll discover an outdoor adventure that speaks to your soul.
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Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area
Discover over 4,000 acres of diverse recreational opportunities at Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area (EPWMA). Located near Navarre on Eglin Air Force Base, EPWMA offers hiking, camping, paddling, fishing, and hunting experiences. This natural haven along Blackwater Bay boasts year-round wildlife viewing, with salt marshes teeming with songbirds, wading birds, and raptors. Explore old growth longleaf and slash pines hosting warblers, songbirds, and woodpeckers.
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Gulf Islands National Seashore
Step into a coastal paradise where nature's artistry unfolds along the shores of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Discover eight miles of untouched beachfront, towering dunes, iridescent shells, nesting sea turtles, and vibrant migratory birds. Traverse scenic trails that lead you through a unique Gulf of Mexico habitat, leaving you in awe of the unspoiled beauty that surrounds you. Dive into the Gulf's crystal-clear waters, unwind on pristine sandy shores, and create unforgettable memories in this breathtaking haven. Experience the pure allure of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, where nature's treasures are waiting for you to explore.
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Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve
The Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve is nestled within the serene expanse of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, just east of Gulf Breeze, offering hiking, camping and a picnic area with access to the bay. Walk through picturesque hiking trails, lush surroundings, and naval live oak trees that have stood the test of time. With over seven miles of trails to explore, you'll discover the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll or a deeper connection with nature, this is an unforgettable experience within Gulf Islands' natural beauty.