At our new marine park, you don’t just learn about marine life—you can dive right into it. Just off the Navarre Beach Bridge, this innovative park connects Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico with three attractions above and below sea level.
NAVARRE BEACH MARINE SCIENCE CENTER Located along one of ten National Seashores, the science center is an excellent place to learn about marine life, watersheds and the important relationships between them.
Thousands of students from across Florida and the Gulf Coast come here to learn through hands-on activities from touch tanks to dolphin rescue. Families and visitors of all ages can take part, too, by registering in advance for vacation activities here. Private tours of the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station are now available and offer an up close and personal experience! Click here for information to book your personal tour today.
NAVARRE BEACH SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION CENTER is where your journey’s end will begin a new journey of exploration, entertainment and education. Your journey begins with meeting Gigi, our resident loggerhead sea turtle. After meeting Gigi, your exploration of marine life will continue into the Shanna Litterst Education Center where you will be entertained by Pumpkin, our resident Diamondback Terrapin, sea horses, the invasive Lion fish, our magnetic puzzle wall and many other interactive sites. Your journey through the NBSTCC, will create a desire to conserve and protect our shared marine life that is home to sea turtles and so much more. So join the thousands of your fellow-journeymen from across the United States who explored, entertained and educated themselves at the NBSTCC.
NAVARRE BEACH MARINE SANCTUARY AND ARTIFICIAL REEFS After learning about our marine life, these three new near-shore reefs allow visitors to experience it up close. Designed for both snorkeling and diving, the park includes two reefs in Santa Rosa Sound and one in the Gulf of Mexico. Informational kiosks stand at the beach near each reef. Learn more here.
Navarre Beach Marine Park is open to the public free of charge, from sun-up to sun-down daily. Located at the intersection of Gulf Boulevard and the Causeway Road in Navarre Beach. After crossing the bridge into Navarre Beach, turn left on Gulf Boulevard.