Lagerheads on the Gulf

Popularity of beach volleyball continues to rise

Popularity of beach volleyball continues to rise

Volleyball on the beach never seems to stop. More than a dozen tournaments are scheduled through the efforts of Judd Smith and Bulldog Beach Volleyball at Lagerheads on the Gulf. Smith once called Navarre Beach a diamond in the rough when it comes to the beach volleyball scene, and it’s one that continues to shine. […]

Feuding pier partners make peace and plans

Feuding pier partners make peace and plans

Before the partners in Coastal Concessions LLC began a legal war with each other in February, their lease from the county to run the Navarre Beach Pier seemed like a license to mint money. But the dueling lawsuits between Stephanie Maddox and Scott Rayner have now been settled and the roughly $2 million-a-year business that […]

Judge seeks to end pier partners’ turmoil

Judge seeks to end pier partners’ turmoil

Although the feuding business partners who manage the Navarre Beach pier are being allowed to stay on after a contract violation, they still face possible sanctions in Santa Rosa Circuit Court. Judge John Simon told Scott Rayner and Stephanie Maddox last week that they must soon end their four-month legal battle through supervised mediation. Read […]

Pier partners are worlds apart

Pier partners are worlds apart

The lawsuit filed last week by Scott Rayner against Stephanie Maddox, his partner in the company that manages the Navarre Beach Pier, has prompted Maddox to form a separate business and has asked for a review of their split by county officials. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Growth of volleyball tournament spikes interest in Navarre Beach

Growth of volleyball tournament spikes interest in Navarre Beach

Navarre Beach is known as Florida’s best-kept secret but volleyball enthusiast and former pro Judd Smith is changing that reputation to a degree with his efforts to make the beach a volleyball destination. “We have a diamond in the rough here and it’s turned out to be awesome,” Smith said. “I love it. It definitely […]

Tourism board favors current marketing agency

Tourism board favors current marketing agency

After hearing three 30-plus minutes of presentations Sept. 1, the Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Board ranked advertising and marketing company Davis, South, Barnett and Patrick Public Relations and Advertising (DSBP) as their top pick for managing marketing of the county’s tourism for the next three years. DSBP has been working with the county for […]

Toes-N-Sand

Bring blankets, chairs and your family for a sunset movie next to the pier on Navarre Beach. The movie showing is “Minions”. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/lagerheadsonthegulf.

Hundreds participate in New Year’s Day Plunges

Hundreds participate in New Year’s Day Plunges

The falling temperatures and a forecast of rain showers did not deter the hundreds of participants in the plunges held on Navarre Beach on New Year’s Day. Just the day before, the temperatures were in the 70’s and a plunge sounded pretty refreshing. But just one day later, the skies were overcast and the temperatures […]

Run for the Reef has record participation

Run for the Reef has record participation

Run for the Reef had a record number of participants this year with 368 runners registering. Of that number, 93 registered to run the 10K, while the remainder ran or walked the 5K course. The course started and finished in front of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier and the awards took place at Lagerheads on […]

Turtles hooked, saved at pier

Turtles hooked, saved at pier

Folks on the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier (NBFP) jumped into action Aug. 12 as two sea turtle were rescued after being accidentally hooked. Snappy, the larger of the two turtles at 15 inches and 12.5 pounds, was snagged and swallowed a fishing hook. As soon as fishing pier staff got word, the Responsible Pier Initiative […]

Lagerheads makes donations

Lagerheads makes donations

Three local organizations — Holley-Navarre Fire District, Navarre Beach Fire Department and Air Commando Association — received donations July 1 from fundraisers conducted at Lagerheads on the Gulf on the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. “Coastal Concessions is honored to have the opportunity given by the Santa Rosa County tax payers and commissioners to provide us the […]

Lagerheads event benefits fire departments

Lagerheads event benefits fire departments

The first installment of Fire on the Water, a biannual fundraiser for Holley-Navarre Fire District (HNFD) and the Navarre Beach Fire Department, took place June 14 at Lagerheads on the Gulf, the bar located at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Fire trucks were on hand for visitors to tour and climb aboard. Firefighters Sean Moore […]

Navarre Beach restaurant opens for business

Navarre Beach restaurant opens for business

  The long-awaited debut of a new Navarre Beach pier restaurant began at 530 p.m. Friday, May 23. The restaurant, dubbed Benaq Shaq Cafe, received a turnout higher than expected. “Table turnover was constant. Almost every table I encountered was a local couple with family or friends from out of town,” Edwards said. “The fresh […]