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Navarre Beach, Pensacola Beach connected again

| Kaitie Kiger

On Friday morning, the beach road, aka J Earle Bowden Way, Highway 399 opened to passenger vehicles for the first time since Hurricane Sally.

Peggy Self, a tourist from Indiana who has been staying on Navarre Beach for two weeks, was walking her dog when park officials opened the gate to traffic at 8 a.m. She said one Jeep and two cars were waiting at the gate to be the first to enjoy the scenic route. The drivers and passengers smiled as they drove through, Self said.

Beach Road


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