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Dec 3, 2020

Christmas crafts made from shells

What better way to build a beachy Christmas spirit than to go to the beach, collect shells, and transform them into holiday decorations?

To gather photos and ideas, we went right to the source of all things to do with local shell collecting – the Shell Friends of Navarre and Pensacola Facebook page – to find some shellers with a creative flare. Dozens shared photos with us to give you ideas for what to do with those shell collections. You can make everything from Christmas tree ornaments to Christmas trees out of shells, and everything in between.


Nov 25, 2020

Thankful tourists flock to Navarre Beach

Tourism professionals have something to be thankful for this holiday as Thanksgiving vacationers continue to pour into Navarre Beach. After a year plagued by Hurricane Sally and an actual plague, the numbers are comforting.

Nov 25, 2020

Summerwind evacuated after rooftop fire

Residents of the Inn at Summerwind Resort’s eastern tower evacuated around 4 p.m. Nov. 19 due to a roof fire, visible from the beach below.

The blaze broke out on the northeastern corner of the roof sending a pillar of smoke over the beach. Petra Francis of Navarre Properties, whose office is located in the tower, said work crews have been making repairs to the roof area after Hurricane Sally caused damage in September.


Nov 5, 2020

County seeks canal regulations

Deteriorated properties along canals in Santa Rosa County need to shape up if a new proposed ordinance is adopted.

County commissioners gave the thumbs-up to advertise a public hearing on a new canal ordinance. The proposed ordinance will require docks, piers, boathouses and seawalls along man-made canals in the county to be maintained so as not to be a hazard to the public or navigation and to not damage neighboring property.


Nov 5, 2020

Navarre Beach gains new shower and restroom facility

Navarre Beach visitors have probably noticed a new facility with teal triangle canopy shades to the east of the pier at 8579 Gulf Blvd.

Nov 5, 2020

County courts FEMA for beach sand funds

Santa Rosa County officials are still not sure if the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will pay for replacing chunks of Navarre Beach lost to Hurricane Sally.

Nov 5, 2020

Beach residents raise alarm on noise ordinance

In August, Santa Rosa County Commissioners unanimously approved expanding the nuisance noise ordinance to protect Navarre Beach.

So, when a car alarm started going off repeatedly after 9 p.m. along Gulf Boulevard, residents of the beach called the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office to enforce the new county law.


Nov 5, 2020

Navarre Beach Fire equipment washed out

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue lost plenty of equipment to Hurricane Sally, but Chief Danny Fureigh said that they are still fully operational.

Nov 5, 2020

Navarre turtles rehabbed, released

The Gulfarium’s C.A.R.E. Center released four rehabilitated sea turtles Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 27, at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park off West County Highway 30A.

Dec 11, 2014

High water mark signs going up around county

Earlier this week Santa Rosa County and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials unveiled new signage aimed to increased public awareness purchasing flood insurance in the area.
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