Southern Living has announced what us locals already know: Navarre Beach is beautiful.
The magazine has named State Road 399 in Navarre Beach to the top 10 list of “The South’s Best Scenic Drives 2020.” Winding through our beach peninsula, this road takes your through the unspoiled beauty of Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Southern Living says:
“Start at Navarre Beach and head west toward Pensacola right around sunset. It’s an unforgettable drive, with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Santa Rosa Sound on the other, unspoiled white sand and blue water all around, the whole scene softened by a coastal sky painted in pinks and corals.”
The description is wonderful, but words don’t do it justice.
For a perfect day, leave out from your beachfront condo in the morning with a picnic lunch and a few fun items for a day on the shore. Start driving west along Gulf Boulevard and the road will transition into the national seashore.
Enjoy the ride and be sure to slow down for our nesting shore birds. If you are lucky, you may spot snowy plover chicks during the warmer months, camouflaged among the sand.
Roll down your windows. This is mandatory. The smell of saltwater and sun is wonderful. Eventually you will come upon some wooden pavilions to the right with a parking area.
Park the car and use the beach walkover to go have some fun on the shore in one of the most ecologically unspoiled areas left on the gulf coast. Be sure to wear sunscreen and pay attention to posted flag conditions.
Then enjoy your picnic lunch and some family memories that will last a lifetime.
As sundown approaches, load back up in the car for a spectacular view on your way home. Sunsets here are truly one of a kind.
Once back on the main drag, enjoy a delicious dinner at one of our local restaurants or cook a family meal in the kitchen of your comfortable condo.
Ready to see the beauty for yourself? Book today at NavarreListings.com.