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  • Top 10 Questions

  • Can we get married on the beach?   Absolutely!

    Navarre's Beaches are pristine and the backdrop of the ocean and the sunset will just add to your amazing day. At this time, there are no fees to have your wedding on Navarre Beach. Although beach goers are very courteous, you will want to secure your spot early in the day so everyone has an enjoyable day. First come, first serve. 

    If you plan on having your wedding on the Gulf Islands National Seashore, you will need to secure a permit. Click here and it will take you to the permits and reservations page. At this time, the fee is $50, but is subject to change.

  • Is there a dog beach?
    No and Yes

    Navarre Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore do not have a specific area for pets and therefore, they are not allowed to enjoy the sands with you. The regulations can be found by clicking here.

    However, Navarre Beach does have a three mile stretch for bike riding, walking and provides an environment for you to walk your pet. Along Gulf Boulevard, there are doggie bags and trash drops for clean-up. You will also find water bowls spaced out for your pet to get a refreshing drink.

    Yes, there is a Dog Beach just on the Pensacola end (west) of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Click here for a map and directions.

  • Can I spread the ashes of my loved one in the ocean?

    There are limitations and Federal Regulations. Click here for information about the special permits required.

     

  • Where is City Hall?

    Navarre is not incorporated. We do have our own zip code, but all questions regarding permits, taxes, garbage, etc are routed through Santa Rosa County. The county's customer service line is 850-983-1877 or you may view their website my clicking here.

  • Are there sharks?  Yes

    This is the ocean. Learn more by clicking HERE

  • What are all of the loud noises we hear at night?

    These are the sounds of freedom! Eglin Air Force Base is the home of the 96th Air Force Test Wing and Hurlburt Field is the home of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

    Day and night maneuvers keep the USA team ready when needed. You may hear the sound of bombs and rounds of gun fire used on the practice and test range. There is also a wide variety of aircraft flying over the gulf and Santa Rosa Sound, which may rattle the windows a little. Navarre is very proud of our military and find comfort in the sounds of the night.

  • Can we rent the pavilions?  Yes

    Navarre Park call 850-983-1940

    Navarre Beach call 850-981-8888

  • FLAGS - WHAT DO THE COLORS MEAN?

    Red Flags

    The most serious of all beach warning flags, red flags warn swimmers of serious hazards in the water. One red flag means that the surf is high or there are dangerous currents, or both. Though you can still swim if there is a red flag, you should use extreme caution and go in the water only if you're a strong swimmer. Two red flags, however, means that the water is closed to swimming, as conditions are too dangerous for even the strongest swimmers. In some communities, red flags feature the symbol of a swimmer with a white line through it, indicating that swimming is prohibited.

    Yellow Flags

    When ocean conditions are rough, but not life-threatening, you might see an yellow flag on the beach. A yellow flag indicates potentially high surf or dangerous currents and undertows, and means that swimmers should exercise extreme caution. If there is a yellow flag, swim only near lifeguards and heed all lifeguard warnings. If you're swimming with children, or you aren't a strong swimmer yourself, wear a life jacket when swimming on yellow-flag days. Some beaches have a permanent yellow flag because of rocks, a sudden drop-off or a high population of bait fish that attracts predators.

    Green Flags

    The ocean is always unpredictable, and even on clear and calm days, hazards still exist. Still, there are days when the threat of danger is lower than others. A green flag on the beach is an all-clear sign, indicating that it's safe to swim. Even when the flag is green, though, exercise caution in the ocean, listen to lifeguard warnings and keep a close eye on children.

    Blue and Purple Flags

    Sharks, jellyfish and other dangerous marine life can turn a fun day at the beach into an unpleasant day at the hospital -- or worse. When potentially dangerous ocean animals have been spotted, you'll see a dark blue or purple flag. These flags fly either on their own or with other colored flags. If you see a blue or purple flag, but the water is not closed to swimming, use extreme caution and keep a close watch for dangerous animals.