Things are looking up on Navarre Beach

Posted on August 8, 2016 by Romi White

There are a lot of things shaping the look and feel of Navarre Beach recently including a number of improvements and the grand opening of a new sea turtle facility.
– Turtle Center formally opens – The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center will have its grand opening Tuesday, August 9 at 9 a.m. at 8740 Gulf Blvd., in the Navarre Beach Marine Park. Ceremony guests receive complimentary admission. Regular admission prices apply after ribbon-cutting; general admission $5, military and senior admission $4 and children under age two are free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit
– Landscaping contract awarded – Escape Landscaping of Pensacola, Florida has been awarded the annual landscaping improvement and maintenance contract for Navarre Beach. Additionally, Santa Rosa County Commission announced that up to $1,000 will be provided to the Beach Beautification Liaison Committee for seasonal and holiday decorations for the beach entrance sign at the foot of the bridge on U.S. 98.
– Signage reduction – Following complaints of sign pollution on the island, an effort is underway to review all signage and consolidate or remove unnecessary signage. Additionally, an Adopt-a-Spot Program is starting for Gulf and White Sands Blvd. to monitor cleanliness.
– Other beach improvements announced recently by District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson include improvements for Navarre Park, including a kayak launch, amphitheater and new playground equipment; a dedicated right-turn lane at the 4-way stop on Navarre Beach Causeway; and new public restrooms at showers at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.