Water Sports

VIEW MARINE LIFE HERE IN NAVARRE!

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Navarre Beach

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There are three sites to choose from!

LOCATING THE SITES

     The Gulf site is located directly south of

the Sea Oat pavilion. This is the furthest

southeast parking area of the park.

 

     Follow the boardwalk to the beach and immediately head east approximately 100ft.

 

     The Gulf Reef has 78 structures and is marked  (on shore only) by four large PVC posts positioned on the sand dune and is 340ft south of the mean tide line. It is immediately beyond the second sand bar..

 

     The east sound side reef is the smallest of the three sites located north-west of Sandpiper pavilion.

 

     This site is the most accessible of the three sites and is identified on all four corners with pilings marked with “”SNORKELING REEF” “NO MOTORIZED VESSELS”.

 

     The site is about 150ft from shore and consists of 28 structures spaced 10ft apart in 12ft of water with the tops at 7ft below the surface.

 

     To get to this reef, take the first left after entering the park. It is located directly north of Red Drum pavilion and the Navarre Beach Science Station.

 

     The site can be seen from the beach.

 

     This site is more conducive for diving than for snorkeling and is identified on all four corners by pilings and marked with “”SNORKELING REEF” “NO MOTORIZED VESSELS”.

 

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East Sound Side Reef

The east sound side reef is the smallest of the three sites located north-west of Sandpiper pavilion.

 

Near-shore reefs

 Our near-shore reefs allow people of all skill levels to easily view marine life and ecosystems supported by the reefs.

Gulf Side Reef

The Gulf site is located on the Gulf of Mexico 2,000ft east of the fishing pier directly south of the Sea Oat pavilion.

 

West Sound Side Reef

The west sound side site is the largest of the three sites with a footprint approximately equal to a football field.

 

VIDEOS of the reefs

Navarre Beach Marine Park

County park with full services

  • A great location for diving, the park contains pavilions with complete facilities:
    • paved parking
    • restrooms
    • fresh water showers
  • Dive at NO COST from sunrise to sunset!
  • Lifeguards during certain times of the year
  • The sites are close to shore and are shallow enough
    • You do not have to be a diver to enjoy the reefs

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO PARK

  • From Pensacola/Gulf Breeze ( FL-30 E/US-98 E )
    • Turn right onto FL-399 N
    • Turn left onto Gulf Blvd
  • From Destin/Ft. Walton ( FL-30 W/US-98 W/Miracle Strip Pkwy SW )
    • Turn left onto FL-399 N
    • Turn left onto Gulf Blvd

 

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PURCHASING GEAR

There are a variety of local retail shops where you can find Snorkeling Gear. Walmart, Windixie, etc.

KAYAK, PADDLE BOARD, BODY BOARD

Whatever gets you there!

The sites are close to shore and are shallow enough You do not have to be a diver to enjoy the reefs

Q: My son and I are new to diving and have a couple questions on diving this site.. First can you explore east and west on 1 tank or are they too far apart. Second do we need to consider tides and such when diving the gulf site? Ie We where going to dive Fort Pickens one time and was told we had to be in the water an hour before high tide. Just wondering if this is the case here also.

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Three separate reef areas at Navarre Beach County Park

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The water has always been a favorite place for outdoor recreation. Paddling a canoe along a rambling creek, jumping the wake behind a fast boat, or snorkeling among coral reefs, are just a few of the many ways you can have fun in the water. The one thing that these and every other form of water recreation have in common is that they can all be made more enjoyable with our water sports equipment. We have all types of inflatables from balls to boats, every kind of towable equipment from tubes to water skis, canoes and kayaks and the carriers and racks to get them to the water, snorkeling gear, pools, waterproof action cameras to record your aquatic adventures.
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