5 Reasons to Visit Navarre Beach this Spring
Updated: Mar 23
While we believe Navarre Beach is beautiful year round, Spring is an especially perfect time to visit! If just our opinion isn't enough to convince you, here are 5 more reasons to help make your decision to spend Spring Break on Navarre Beach even easier!
1.) Perfect Weather!
Escape the Cold and Beat the Heat! From November to February, Navarre Beach experiences average highs in the 60's and lows in the 40's which for most is far too cold to truly enjoy all that a beach vacation has to offer. Once March hits, it's a whole different story! While most of the US is still experiencing colder temperatures, and even snow in some areas, Navarre is just starting to warm up with average temperatures in the 70's and 80's from March-May, before reaching averages in the 90's from June-August. The warmer temperatures also bring warmer waters, with our Gulf beaches reaching water temperatures of up to 80 degrees in the Spring! Still not convinced that our weather is perfect for your spring break escape? Have you ever heard the saying "April Showers bring May Flowers?" While that may be true for most of the country, Navarre Beach is quite the opposite! The chance of experiencing a sunny and dry spring break are the highest with some of our lowest chances of rain occurring during Spring.
2.) Beat the Crowds!
For the longest time, Navarre Beach was known as Florida's Best Kept Secret thanks to our small town atmosphere. After being ranked as a best beach to visit on a few national lists, we didn't think we could consider ourselves a secret anymore so we changed our slogan to Florida's Most Relaxing Place. Our secret getting out did bring in larger crowds with more and more travelers wanting to experience what exactly makes us one of the best beaches to visit, but we still managed to hold onto our laid back island style. And, fortunately for us, all of our secrets weren't leaked…such as Spring being the best time to visit! Most of our new visitors flock to the beach during the Summer months once the kids are out of school. That means not only does Spring on Navarre Beach have the best weather, but you'll also beat the bigger summer crowds and have more beach space to yourself! Sure, we do get a small Spring Break crowd, but it's not the rowdy Spring Break crowd most people imagine when they think of a Florida Spring Break. The Navarre Beach crowd is much smaller than other spring break destinations and is made up of people more on our wavelength: Vacationers looking for a peaceful place to disconnect and unwind with their toes in the sugary white sands and the sounds of the emerald coast waves lapping at the shore!
3.) Fantastic Fishing!
What could be more exciting than fishing for, and catching, some of the most thrilling fighters found in the Gulf of Mexico? Home of Florida's longest fishing pier, and located just 30 miles west of Destin ("The World's Luckiest Fishing Village"), a trip to Navarre beach is sure to electrify all the fisherpeople in your group, from the newbie just starting out to the most experienced wrangler who's been at it for decades! Aside from Amberjack (Only in season from August-October), Snook has the most restrictions on its seasons and limits. It also happens to be one of the most coveted catches due to its aggressively fun fight and exquisite taste if you're lucky enough to reel one in! Luckily for you, 2 out of the 5 months of Snook season in the Gulf happen in the Spring: March and April! Come down for Spring Break to get some practice in, then come back in October during the Navarre and Destin Fishing Rodeos when this prized fish is back in season! In addition to Snook, other celebrated fish in season for Spring include Flounder, Permit, Spotted Sea Trout, and Triggerfish! Starting in March, Cobia also start migrating to our warmer Gulf waters! View the full fishing regulations calendar here! Whether you're fishing for sport, or looking to reel in your own fresh seafood dinner, a fishing trip to Navarre Beach won't disappoint! Looking to book a fishing charter while visiting Navarre? Check out one of our favorite fishing captains in the area and tell them we sent you!
Captain Ed Lively of The Lively One (850-932-5071)
Captain Bryan Hopkins of Deep Thrills Fishing Charter (850-396-3668)
Captain Jordan Smith of Let's Fish Destin Charters (850-240-2333)
4.) Spring Jam and Tunes on the Dunes!
Love the beach? Cold drinks? Live music? What about sipping your cold drinks ON the beach WHILE jamming to live music? Yeah, we thought so! Kicking off with our Annual Spring Jam at Juana's Pagodas in March, then heading into our Spring Tunes on the Dunes series in April & May, Navarre Beach in the Spring is your one stop shop for all of the above. Here's what you need to know:
On March 19th, 2023 at Juana's Pagodas, 3 amazing artists, Matt Stell, Shane Profitt, and Ian Flanigan, come rock Navarre Beach for a good cause! Presented by Cat Country 98.7 and Gulf Winds Credit Union, Spring Jam 2023 will benefit the Santa Rosa Kids House, a child advocacy center that serves children in Santa Rosa county that have been neglected and abused. Learn more about their mission and service here.
Headliner Matt Stell is a Platinum certified country artist originally from Arkansas with hits such as "Prayed for You", "Man Made", " When You Know", and "One Of Us", relating to his fans through songs about life, from love to love lost to rocking out and just having a good time. You can read more about Matt, and explore more of his music here, then come on down to Navarre Beach to fall in love with his music all over again during his live performance on the beach!
Shane Profitt is 22 years old and is just getting started with his country music career, touring with Chris Janson and creating country jams like "How It Oughta Be", "Country Boys", and "Better Off Fishin'". Learn more about this emerging new country talent here!
Ian Flanigan was a contestant on The Voice where he met Blake Shelton. The pair eventually collaborated on a duet called "Grow Up". Shortly after, Ian released his first album, "Strong" in September of 2022. Along with his successful music career, Ian is celebrating 5 years of sobriety and gives back to his community by supporting others who struggle with mental health issues such as addiction, depression, and social isolation through his involvement with Hope Rocks based in New York. Learn more about Ian's incredible story of redemption here!
Starting on April 6th, 2023 and going through May 25th, 2023, The Navarre Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual Spring concert series called Tunes on the Dunes at the Navarre Beach Park. Every Thursday from 7-9pm, visitors and locals alike head out to the beach to catch beautiful sunsets and live local acts, alternating genres such as Jazz, Reggae, Southern Rock, Country, Oldies, and more!
THIS WEEKLY EVENT IS FREE!
5.) Great Rates!
With so much to offer in the Spring, rates on Navarre Beach must be crazy, right? WRONG! Traveling to Navarre Beach in the Spring gets you here ahead of our Summer peak season rates. On top of that, we at Blue Moon Vacation Rentals LOVE our Spring season so much that we think everyone should experience it at least once…that’s why we run great specials to celebrate and share the love! Currently, our rates at many properties have been reduced by up to 20% for the months of March and April. Additionally, we offer military discounts, returning guests discounts, and a bonus discount for anyone who refers a friend who books with us....you'll each save on your stay (Call us at 850-974-7995 for details)! So what are you waiting for? Book your Navarre Beach Vacation Rental today and Skedaddle into Spring on Navarre Beach with us!