Navarre Beach County Park

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Navarre Beach Marine Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Navarre Beach Marine Park
Map showing the location of Navarre Beach Marine Park
Location Santa Rosa County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Santa Rosa Island, Florida
Coordinates 30°22′58″N 86°51′43″W / 30.38282°N 86.861988°W / 30.38282; -86.861988Coordinates: 30°22′58″N 86°51′43″W / 30.38282°N 86.861988°W / 30.38282; -86.861988
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Navarre Beach State Park was a Florida State Park, located on Santa Rosa Island between Eglin Air Force Base property and the community of Navarre Beach. The address is 8704 Gulf Boulevard, Navarre Beach, FL 32566.

History[edit]

This park was open as a state park for only four months before it was extensively damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, suffering further damage from Hurricane Dennis in 2005.

In October 2005, the Santa Rosa County Commissioners were in negotiation with the state to return the park to county control. On October 9 2008 the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners voted to take over the park, and it is now known as "Navarre Beach Marine Park".[1] In 2013 the park was renamed the Navarre Beach Marine Park, from Navarre Beach County Park.

Recreational Activities[edit]

The park has such amenities as beaches, bicycling, birding, fishing, hiking, inline skating, picnicking areas, swimming, wildlife viewing and three artificial reefs for scuba diving and snorkeling. It is also home to the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary and Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservatory.

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