Navarre, Florida sits along the Santa Rosa Sound and the East Bay, surrounded by the beautiful waters of Florida. The island-like town is known for being a relaxing place to live and visit, and offers some dog-friendly restaurants and hotels near the Navarre Beach Marine Park, a pupular tourist attraction. With four veterinary clinics in town, your dog can be well-cared for!
Navarre Children’s Park is located here, offering some walking trails, a playground, and some sandy beach areas where leashed dogs are welcome to visit. A favorite place for dog owners to visit near Navarre is the Navarre Beach Pier, which is actually in Navarre Beach, but is just a couple of miles away from Navarre. Navarre Beach has the longest fishing pier in the state, and dogs can join as long as they’re on a leash and owners clean up after them.
If you don’t mind a little travel, you can head to Pensacola Beach, which is just about a 20-minute drive from Navarre. Pensacola Beach offers two different dog beaches: one on the west end and one on the east, with designated areas for your favorite fuzzy friend to play on his leash. New adventures for you and your dog are waiting for you in – and just a few miles away – from Navarre.
The town center of Navarre offers quite a few paw-friendly hotels for you and your pooch to stay if you’re just visiting the area. And, it’s also home to several dog-friendly restaurants, so you’ll never have to search for a place to eat! Tonie’s Gumbo House offers a wide selection authentic Cajun cuisine, just like you’d expect from the bayou, only you’ll find it in this unique food truck where you can eat outside with your pup. Helen Back Again sits right near the water and even has a waterfront outdoor deck that allows dogs to dine with their owners.
Plaza Primera in Pensacola Beach, FL is around 18 miles from Navarre and offers some of the best restaurants you can feast your paws on! The Boardwalk Café is one of them, sitting right on the beach and offering plenty of dog-friendly tables for you. Cactus Flower Café is right nearby, which serves up some of the area’s best Mexican-style dishes with a California flair, and also offers some outdoor tables for guests and their furry friends. Or, try Café Nola for some authentic Cajun-style goodies, like shrimp and gumbo! You can also take a stroll on the Quietwater Beach Boardwalk with your leashed pup.
The city center area of Gulf Breeze, FL is a short drive north from Pensacola Beach, but if you hop on Interstate 98, your trip will only be about 16.4 miles from Navarre. Here, you can visit Shoreline Bark Park, where your dog not only can have some fun, but you can also feel good knowing that he’ll be safe playing with other dogs! Pooches that visit the park need up-to-date vaccinations and need to be obedient and friendly. While you’re here, visit La Brisa, a dog-friendly restaurant that sits right on its own beach – and your dog is welcome to play there, too!
A little over 20 miles from Navarre is Cinco Bayou, a neighborhood in Fort Walton Beach, FL, which lies east of Navarre. Central Bark, a pupular fenced-in dog park in the neighborhood, provides two separate areas for large and small dogs to help keep every paw safe. And, dogs can even play with the fun agility equipment provided for extra fun and exercise! Cinco Bayou also has a self-service dog wash to keep your dog’s coat looking (and smelling!) its best. When your belly starts growling, head to Clemenza’s at Uptown, a dog-friendly restaurant that serves up some delicious Italian dishes.
Just under 23 miles from Navarre is Downtown Pensacola in Pensacola, FL. This is one of the best spots for you and your pooch to make near Navarre if you’re in the mood for some food! Single Fin Café is one of the many restaurants you can choose here that allow your dog to dine with you, mostly at outdoor tables fit for a furry friend. Another option is Hot Spot Barbecue, perfect for those days you need a taste of the grill. Or, head to Ticket Sports Bar, a fun, casual place to stop, watch some sports, and even play some cornhole (or fetch) with your pooch.