Just in time for July 4 weekend, Navarre Beach’s newest pavilion complex is ready and open to the public.
These new ADA-friendly pavilions, restroom facilities with showers, parking spaces and other much-anticipated enhancements are located in the Navarre Beach Marine Park, a stretch of pristine white sand.
Making this happen was a multimillion-dollar project funded by recovery funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The new Blue Heron pavilion is located on the gulf side in the Navarre Beach Marine Park between the two previously constructed pavilion complexes. It has 12 picnic tables with ADA accessible seating and eight grills.
Those grills will be perfect for cooking up some burgers and dogs for Independence Day celebrations on our beautiful beach. Stick around for the afternoon home town children’s parade and fireworks show.
The two smaller pavilions, named Barracuda and Sea Horse, offer additional ADA-accessible picnic tables and grills.
The more than 200 space parking area includes six ADA spaces. All the pavilions also have wheelchair accessible ramps, allowing everyone to access the new facilities.
We’ve added two new shower-down stations to clean up after a long day in the sun, surf and sand, and new restroom pavilion with skylights also offer ADA compliant facilities.
There is also an observation platform for watching the native wildlife without disrupting their delicate ecosystems.
The complex is located just a stones throw from one of Navarre Beach’s mobi-mats, which allow wheelchairs and those with difficulty walking to access the beach over the sand dunes.
The pavilions will be available for rental in the coming weeks. These spaces are great for birthday parties, family reunions or even laid-back wedding receptions after a beautiful beach wedding.