Escape to Navarre Beach for some Peace and Quiet
The Panhandle destination is a perfect retreat from our noisy lives.
In our fast-paced, tech-obsessed world, it’s nearly impossible to escape noise—a neighbor mowing his lawn, a car beeping its horn in traffic, a cell phone buzzing with a text message. Fortunately, you can have access to one of these nearly extinct locales.
Respite from our busy world can be found at Navarre Beach, where silence still exists. The Panhandle town is an uncrowded, unspoiled destination for relaxation, complete with waterfront beauty and backwoods adventure. The only sounds you’ll hear are ocean waves crashing at Gulf Islands National Seashore or fishermen casting lines from the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier with the hopes of catching pompano, cobia or red snapper.
Located 30 miles from Pensacola International Airport and 25 miles away from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Navarre Beach’s remoteness is enough reason to visit Santa Rosa County. But if time permits, venture beyond the beach to Milton, where visitors can uncover a bit of history at the West Florida Railroad Museum or immerse themselves in nature while hiking along the Blackwater Heritage Trail.
After exploring the rivers and trails of the region, take advantage of activities like zip lining and canoeing through Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center, where overnight accommodations include a lavish treehouse called the Lorax Loft and a repurposed caboose nicknamed Katie’s Kaboose. Glamping opportunities expand to Coldwater Gardens, where luxury tents, tiny-house cabanas and treehouses boast Tempur-Pedic beds, coffee makers, outlets and more amenities.
Whether your preferences lie with the sand or the woodlands, Santa Rosa County gives visitors the opportunity to escape cramped beaches and stifling cities in order to rediscover relaxation through the luxury of calm and quiet.