In a sleepy little town between Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach lies Navarre Beach, and on Navarre Beach sits a quaint, kitschy tent and RV campground that brings back nostalgic visions of family summer vacations of bygone eras.
Simple pleasures abound in this charming coastal community. The motor court-style campground welcomes visitors all year round to enjoy its waterfront sunset views, kid-friendly play areas, and proximity to the longest fishing pier in the Gulf of Mexico, just a five-minute drive away.
What Makes It Great
Aside from its obvious mid-century charm, Navarre Beach Campground is close to a host of Gulf Coast attractions, like the Gulf Breeze Zoo, The Gulfarium, the National Naval Aviation Museum, the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, and the Navarre Beach Pier. Visitors can camp in a tent, RV, small pastel cabin or large family-style vacation home and use the campground as home base for several days’ worth of fun and educational activities.
While onsite, take advantage of classic activities like shuffleboard, horseshoes, pool, and basketball, or take a dip in the heated swimming pool or hot tub. Out an about in the area, learn about its marine and military history, spend some time up close with local sea life, and reel in a big catch (or several) from one of the most fruitful fishing areas in the world from the longest pier in the region, and come back at the end of each day to a sweet little community where vacationers often arrive as strangers and leave as friends.
Who Is Going To Love It
If you’re longing to connect with fellow travelers while you’re enjoying your all-American beach vacation straight out of yesteryear, this is most certainly a place to check out for at least a couple of days.
If you’re an experienced angler and cook bent on catching your own dinner, spend a few hours on your private 300-foot fishing pier over Santa Rosa Sound or the monstrous 1,500-foot Navarre Beach Pier over the Gulf of Mexico just a five-minute drive away—then, wherever your haul may have come from, bring it back to site where you can cook up the fruits of your labor in the comfort of your cabin’s full kitchen (or the rec hall kitchen, if you’re staying in a tent or small camper). If it’s a perfect blend of old-school self-sufficiency and modern comfort you’re looking for, then this is the spot for you.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
45 miles East of Perdido Key, the campground’s entrance is visible from Hwy 98. From the east, the driveway will be on your left; from the west, it will be on your right. Guest rules regulations are handed out upon arrival, including quiet hours between 10 pm and 8 am, pet policies, and general campsite regulations.
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