Navarre Beach named to South’s Best Tiny Towns

Southern Living magazine has released the 2017 South’s Best Tiny Towns list, and not surprisingly Navarre Beach was among the 19 places acknowledged for their charm.

Our beach community boasts a population of a little more than 1,000 permanent residents making us the largest of the tiny towns listed.

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On both sides, Navarre Beach is sandwiched between overdeveloped, overcrowded, tourist trap-style beaches.

But we have maintained our small town charm.

Here you truly vacation as a local, not a tourist being herded like sheep. The shores are uncrowded even at the peak of summer, and when you talk to someone in a store, restaurant or on the street southern hospitality is what you will find.

Navarre Beach boasts plenty of locally-owned shops with unique gifts and finds. And when you do business here, you are likely to be talking face to face with the owner every time.

There is also a seasonal farmers market Saturdays offering locally grown produce, crafts and more.

Locally owned restaurants like Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors Grill or the enchanting Bella Luna Italian Bistro will satisfy any appetite.

While Navarre Beach does offer a small town vibe, a vacation here can be anything but quant.

Adventures await with watersports like stand up paddle boarding, reefs for diving, zipline tours, golf, the longest fishing pier in the Gulf of Mexico and even helicopter tours.

The best part of a Navarre Beach vacation is that you truly can mold it to what you want whether that be a relaxing getaway or a more active adventure. Start planning your vacation today.