Though the nesting birds have long since left Navarre’s shores, a new flock of featherless birds have begun to arrive.
It’s snowbird season.
“Snowbird” is the affectionate term for seniors that travel to beaches along the Gulf Coast during the winter months. Navarre Beach snowbirds come from a variety of places including New York, Wisconsin, Michigan, Canada and more.
Renting condos along the beach for sometimes months at a time, these folks know how to cut loose and enjoy all the beach has to offer at a time when weather is mild and Navarre’s normally uncrowded beaches are even more spacious.
To welcome these over 50 visitors each year there is a Navarre Beach Snowbirds Business Expo and Social. This free event offers each visitor a goody bag with coupons and freebies, a chance to mingle and exposure to some of the best of Navarre Beach’s offerings.
There are lots of restaurants, retailers, some medical, some services and a DJ with door prizes. There is also always a lot of food.
There is also another event in February called the Sweethearts Dinner and Dance. This Valentine’s Day event will feature dinner, live music and dancing, door prizes and drinks. Tickets are $20 in advance and go on sale at the expo.
In addition, Hidden Creek Golf Course offers discounts to the seniors on Mondays and the Holley- Navarre Seniors Association invites the visitors into their events for a discounted season rate, 20 events for $20.
Snowbirds also join in on some of Navarre’s beach front activities such as Zumba classes at Juana’s Club Pagoda and fishing along the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.
Navarre Beach loves their snowbirds, and we are always ready to welcome them in.