Catching the Sunset at Navarre Beach Pier

Navarre Beach is a very small beach in comparison to it's neighbor beaches such as Destin or Pensacola Beach. It literally only has about 5 or 6 high rise condos and if you have ever been to the Gulf Coast, you know that this can be very rare. I grew up in Mobile, AL and saw the tourist areas of the Gulf Coast grow dramatically. But Navarre has seemed to stay small somehow.

But Navarre Beach does have a 'biggest of' claim. It is home to the longest pier in the Gulf Coast. At at a $1 entry fee, probably the cheapest attraction around.

After watching a few sunsets from the beach and our condo balcony, we decided to head to the pier for our daily sunset ritual. {Side note: living on the beach is pretty much heaven. I don't think these sunsets will get old!} We paid our entry fee and headed out for the 1545 foot long walk.

As it is low season here at the beach, the pier was filled with only a handful of fishermen and women, most likely locals. A few tourists walked down as well, but for the most part, very quiet! Until an older gentleman started yelling at me to 'Run! Hurry up! It's a sea turtle!' We ran quickly and caught a glimpse of what I hope is our first of many sea turtle sightings. The gentleman later apologized for yelling at me but knew we would probably want to see it :) He was right.

Our evening on the pier didn't result in a fabulous sunset as the clouds were blocking the sun, but catching a glimpse of the turtle was well worth it! So if you are ever down in the Pensacola/Ft Walton area, take a quick detour to the Navarre Beach Pier and see what you can catch!

So even though the sunset didn't come out in full force, you can't beat an evening walk like this!

For more information on Navarre Beach Pier, click here!

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