5 Fun and FREE Things To Do in Navarre Beach

While a vacation is a perfect way to reward yourself for working so hard day after day, no one wants to undo all that hard work by over-spending. So relax! Here are 5 awesome FREE things to do in Navarre Beach.

Take a beach day.
The sun, the sand, the surf. Whether you want to hang out by the Gulf of Mexico or relax along the calm waters of the Navarre Sound, everyone enjoys a beautiful beach day.

Arial View of Navarre Beach

Photo by iger @koreandude79

Experience Natural Florida.
Need to cool off? Take a float down the Coldwater Creek. This spring-fed waterway off of the Blackwater River stays cool year-round and provides bouts of shade along the way. Multiple free access points exist along the nearly 20-mile stretch.

Husky and friends tubing on river

Photo by iger @caitlyn_spessard

Explore the Naval Live Oaks.
The Naval Live Oaks area is part of the National Seashore, and when you get there, you’ll see why. Hike through breathtaking coastal habitats for a free look at gorgeous, natural Florida beauty.

Photo of the Naval Live Oaks during sunset.

Photo by iger @carlycurrierzz

Learn about local history at the Arcadia Mill.
Located in Milton, come check out the archaeology and nature area around the remains of this 19th century mill. Once the location a sawmill, a lumber mill, the Arcadia Pail Factory, a shingle mill, textile mill, an experimental silk operation, and more, Arcadia Mill has over 200 years of history to explore.

Little boy walking the boardwalk

Photo by iger @krystinsteele

Visit the West Florida Railroad Museum.
Originally built in the years 1907-1909, come explore this historic railroad depot. Officially closed in 1973 as a station, the location was bought by the Santa Rosa Historic Society and was renovated and reimagined in 1976 into this quaint museum.

Kids sitting in old train car.

Photo by iger @justinheadley