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Jul 18, 2021

Local man walks beach each morning to pick up debris

Doug Browne wakes up in the wee hours of the morning every day and drives 7 miles from his Midway house to Navarre Beach. He gets out of his truck with two Walmart plastic grocery bags in hand and begins his 4-mile daily trek.

Jul 17, 2021

Since you asked: Why are the dunes on Navarre Beach off-limits?

Here’s your answer: When you visit Navarre Beach, you’ll see signs warning you against walking on the dunes – the sandy hills formed by wind.

Jul 17, 2021

Junior lifeguards rescue ‘Tom Brady’ in final training session

If you happened to be on Navarre Beach on July 16, you may have noticed a group of small, tan lifeguards pulling a CPR dummy out of the water.

The dummy’s name is Brady, after football star Tom Brady, and the small lifeguards are the Navarre Beach Junior lifeguards, doing their final test after an intense two-week program where they learned everything from CPR to surfing to oceanography.

Jul 14, 2021

Beach Flowers 101

This beautiful bloom that you may spot near the beach is a blanket flower, more formally known as the Gaillardia pulchella.

Butterflies and bees love them, and their root system is well-adapted to sandy soils.

Jul 13, 2021

Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center successfully releases rehabilitated sea turtles

The Gulfarium’s C.A.R.E. Center successfully released nine rehabilitated sea turtles Tuesday morning at Inlet Beach, Florida.

Jul 11, 2021

Training begins for four new Navarre Beach lifeguard candidates

Four candidates passed the initial criteria to enter training to become Navarre Beach lifeguards. The tryout was held Saturday morning. Candidates had to do a 1-mile timed beach run and a 400-meter open water swim. A week of training now begins.

Jul 7, 2021

Wanted: Beach life superheroes, training provided

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue wants to build their team of beach superheroes, otherwise known as lifeguards. Tryouts will be held 8 a.m Saturday, July 10 at Navarre Beach Marine Park at access 40D. Applicants will be asked to swim 400 meters of open water and run 1 mile on the beach in less than 18 minutes, followed by a Surf Rescue Lifeguard Academy July 12-17.

Jul 7, 2021

Storms hold off for July Fourth festivities

Crowds filled Navarre Beach to watch July 4th fireworks Sunday evening and enjoy Johnny Earthquake & the Moondogs perform before the fireworks show.

Jul 1, 2021

Child caught in rip current, rescued by surfer

An 11-year-old boy who was pulled out by a rip current Wednesday evening is safe thanks to a young surfer.

“The boy was out near the end of the Navarre Pier by the time the surfer reached him,” said Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Chief Danny Fureigh. “He definitely was in pretty bad shape, swallowed a bunch of water, vomited it all back up in our truck.”

Jun 28, 2021

Red flag conditions challenged kayak anglers during tournament

Aaron Clay’s Saturday morning began with a flipped kayak in the rough surf of the Gulf of Mexico.