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Mrs. Kayser's 2nd Graders at West Navarre Primary School in Navarre, Florida have supplied the information in BLUE






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Navarre Beach, FL



Nearest port city
Navarre


Body of Water
Gulf of Mexico


Type of Water
Salt Water


Number of months people enjoy the beach
People come year round


Busiest Months
Summer Months - June, July, August


Description - Pictures taken from the pier

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Our beach has fine white sand. There are not many broken shells laying about as you walk along. You can easily step into the water and find shells that have been pushed in by the current. Our dunes are in restoration and we tread lightly as to not disturb the nesting sea turtles and birds during certain times of the year. On a clear day, you can see right to the bottom of the ocean. It can feel like you are in a bathtub one day with fish swimming around your feet and the next the current may pick up and bring in algae, clouding the water. No matter the current, the water is a beautiful emerald green and the sand a pristine white. And miles of our beach are undeveloped making it very peaceful.


Typical Visitors
The people who visit our beach come from all over. Our sign says "Florida's Best Kept Secret" Because we are sandwiched in between two very popular beaches, Pensacola Beach and Destin Beach, we don't have as many tourists as they do. Locals definitely hang out at the beach and snowbirds come back year after year to escape the cold during the winter months.


Activities Enjoyed at the Beach



Fish caught at and around your beach
Navarre's new pier is the longest in Northwest Florida. We have seen all sorts of things reeled up on the pier or just swimming below. All kinds of trout, sand-sharks, mackerel, barracudas, pompano, flounder, mullet, crabs and a whole lot more.


Shark Worries?



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The greatest dangers present at our beach are the rip tides and wildlife. Fortunately, Florida has a very easy flag system that explains when it is a good time to swim and when you should STAY OUT!! Unfortunately, people visit from all over the place and either don't understand how the flags work, or choose to ignore them. Here in Navarre, we look for the green flag. We know that the water is calm and it is a good swimming day. Yellow will have some waves and we will have to be cautious. When we see red, we stop and go home. The rip-tides can pull you out if you aren't careful. And the purple flag means wildlife like jellyfish or algae might be harmful to swim with.


Local Environment around the Beach



Land Wildlife
Seagulls, Herons, crabs,


Birds



Shells or Aquatic Wildlife



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Jelly fish, starfish, sand dollars, sting rays, hermit crabs, sea turtles, dolphins and sand sharks are seen regularly. After our beach restoration project started a few years ago and they started dredging sand to put back on the beach we were able to find a ton more shells. You can find Florida Fighting Conchs, Lightening Welks, Calico scallops, Lettered Olives, American Augers, and a whole lot more.



Pollution and Sollutions



What Else?