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Lifeguards return to beach ahead of expected Spring Break crowds

Lifeguards return to beach ahead of expected Spring Break crowds

The lifeguards returned to Navarre Beach Saturday as the first of the Spring Breakers flocked to the coast. Navarre Beach Utilities Supervisor Terry Wallace said they are getting out on the coast before the rush truly hits. Read the full article in the Mar. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]

Tourist watchdog group wins compromise

Tourist watchdog group wins compromise

Fighting off a move by Santa Rosa officialdom to reduce its autonomy, the volunteer Tourist Development Council struck a compromise to keep open communication lines among members and avoid being shrunk. By a 6-1 vote the watchdog panel, which is authorized by the Florida Legislature to keep an eye on the county’s $2 million in […]

Pace of tourism growth slows

Pace of tourism growth slows

The rate of Santa Rosa County tourism tax collections, while still on the rise from recent years, has slowed a bit during the past four months and caught the eye of area leisure industry leaders. Although the county’s share of lodging receipts, the so-called bed tax, totaled about $93,000 in February, the latest figures available, […]

Navarre Beach ranked among best in the country

Navarre Beach ranked among best in the country

Florida’s best kept secret remains a favorite destination amongst travelers, and the secret may be getting out. Navarre Beach has been named one of the top beaches in the country in the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as […]

Navarre Beach named a ‘Hidden Gem’ getaway

Navarre Beach named a ‘Hidden Gem’ getaway

TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites, has listed Navarre Beach on a list of 10 Affordable Hidden Gem getaways for the winter season. The TripAdvisor website says of the list, “TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals has rounded up 10 super affordable US getaways this winter for staying in a rental, many of which are worthy […]

Military Road paved the way for U.S. Highway 98

Military Road paved the way for U.S. Highway 98

Every local motorist and tourist has driven on U.S. Highway 98 at one time or another. Its traffic in recent times due to construction has been a source of frustration; but its existence provides convenient transportation for everyone. More importantly, Highway 98 is a vital artery of revenue for Navarre and the surrounding cities. Each […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for March 23

5 Things to Know in Florida for March 23

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Guilty plea set for Canadian man in Florida sex tourist case A Canadian man is scheduled to plead guilty to charges he traveled to Florida to have sex with someone investigators say he believed was an underage boy. A […]