Everyone loves a vacation at the beach. It’s particularly appealing when our home territory takes on the drab, dismal and cold colors of winter. That’s exactly when you should head south to Navarre Beach, Florida on Santa Rosa Island off the Emerald Coast.
The inviting colors are sure to cheer you up. The clear aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico gently lap at sugar-white sand beaches decorated with burnished sea oats, all nestled peacefully under a sapphire sky. This barrier island boasts 12 miles of pristine shoreline and traditionally makes most of the top 10 beaches lists year after year.
While Navarre isn’t everyone’s idea of a beach paradise, it is the perfect prescription for beach strollers, fisherfolk, birdwatchers and sun seekers who prefer to commune with nature rather than with hordes of vacationers. Navarre Beach State Park on the east and the Gulf Islands National Seashore on the west provide plenty of serenity and solitude even during the busiest times.
Over 40 artificial reefs in the area provide some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the US and the fishing is legendary, as well.
Some of the newest and most luxurious Florida Panhandle vacation rentals are lofty condo complexes, like Summerwind Resort and Beach Colony, situated right on the sand of Navarre Beach. Townhomes and single family homes are available, as well. Some of the older, smaller complexes offer surprisingly affordable options for your Florida family vacation.
So, when the skies turn gray and the ground is covered in white this winter, think about a colorful escape to the the Gulf Coast of Florida.