Spring Break with beach education

Just because it’s Spring Break does not mean the learning has to end.

Here on Navarre Beach we pride ourselves on a family friendly spring break, but we offer much more than a beautiful (and PG rated) beach to soak up the sun on.

Infuse your child’s Spring vacation with a healthy dose of marine education thanks to the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station’s Spring Camp Schedule. The NBMSS is an amazing location in the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary.

This beach front learning center offers children a hands-on, feet-wet approach to conservation education through experiencing marine life up close with state certified teachers and trained volunteers.

This year the station has expanded their summer camps to offer spring break mini camps as well. Here’s what’s available:


Seuss Science by the Sea

Ages: students in grades K-2

Dates: Monday, March 19 & Tuesday, March 20

Times: 8am-12 pm

Cost: $75 – includes a Dr. Seuss marine themed book

“From one fish two fish, to Clam I am, Seussical sea creatures are everywhere. Learn all about animal diversity in the sea while investigating the marine science themes found in some of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved stories.  Each day begins with a special read-aloud Dr. Seuss book followed by a beach investigation (getting wet) and Dr. Seuss themed activities.  Oh, the places you will go with Seuss Science by the Sea!”


Shark Science

Ages: students in grades 3-5

Dates: Monday, March 19 & Tuesday, March 20

Times: 8am – 12pm

Cost: $75- includes a shark goody bag

“Local, non-local and extinct sharks; learn about their feeding habits, where they live, how powerful they are, and why you don’t need to be afraid of them! Includes a shark dissection and field explorations.”


And while the kiddos are having a blast at camp, mom and dad can relax along the shores of beautiful Navarre Beach or plan their own seafaring adventure at the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary’s snorkel reef.

More info and registration is available at navarresciencestation.org.

Book your spring vacation at NavarreListings.com

Windjammers now open at the pier

Windjammers Restaurant and Bar on beautiful Navarre Beach is finally open, and I am more than a little excited.

The much anticipated, nautically-themed eatery is yet another addition to the tasty bites and sips available on Navarre Beach.

Located on the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, Windjammers is serving up fresh-from-the-gulf, locally-caught seafood, scrumptious sandwiches, beefy burgers, salads, soups and more.

Coming Soon: Alongside the locally sourced menu will be an even better locally-sourced craft beer menu. These cold ones are brewed by the entrepreneur brother’s over at Ye Olde Brother’s Brewery, Navarre’s first craft brewery. Some of the selections that are planned to debut at Windjammers will not be available anywhere else.

Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, the restaurant has something for everyone.

Patrons to the restaurant will be able to dine just feet from some of the whitest beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. After lunch you can take a walk down the longest fishing pier in the gulf to work off your meal or just relax in the sands below.

Learn more and check out the menu at windjammersonthepier.com.

The company that is managing both the restaurant, pier and newly opened Sand Dollars gift shop is Growing Santa Rosa Enterprise, a team of sharp locals with a love for what makes Navarre Beach so unique.

They have taken an already great location to the next level, and they are ready to give visitors a whole new experience with even more additions to come.

Sunsets on the deck of the pier never fail to amaze, so set yourself up at a table on the deck, order a plate, grab a pint and watch as the sun descends over beautiful Navarre Beach.

Reserve your vacation today at NavarreListings.com.