Longest Fishing Pier in the Gulf of Mexico - Fishing

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Summary

The longest fishing pier in Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, also known as the Navarre Beach Pier of Santa Rosa County, offers a plethora of fishing opportunities as well as a nice place to stroll and simply enjoy the breathtaking view.

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Amy Lynch

Distance

0.3 miles

The pier is 1,545 feet long, or just under .3 miles each way.

Destination Distance From Downtown

64.9 miles

Difficulty

1 of 5 diamonds

Anyone can visit the pier. Non-fishing walkers only have to pay $1 admission to explore the .3-mile structure, and the pier itself has 16 wheelchair-accessible spots. Although it's a prime fishing spot, it's great for anglers of all levels.

Time To Complete

0 hours

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

Yes

$1 for walkers, $7 for adults to fish (fishing license included). Military, senior and youth discounts available.

Land Website

Navarre Beach Pier

Review

Intro

It’s only fitting that Navarre Beach on Florida’s Emerald Coast gets to boast the longest fishing pier in Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. After all, Destin (just a few miles to the east) is known for being the world’s luckiest fishing village thanks to the canyon in its sea floor close to shore, creating a rich environment for abundant fishing. More than 1,500 feet long and rising 30 feet above the water,the pier offers a perfect spot for propping up a fishing pole, indulging in the pier’s waterfront restaurant, or simply enjoying the view.

What Makes It Great

Fishing is a way of life in Santa Rosa County. Spanning 1,545 feet in length and rising up 30 feet above the water, the pier offers fun for the whole family. Visitors can rent a fishing pole at the privately operated bait & tackle shop or enjoy the breeze at the outdoor restaurant. Whether you are an experienced angler looking for world-class fishing, it's your first time to wet a hook, or you want the perfect spot for spectacular views of the sunset, the Navarre Beach Pier is the place to be all year round.

Particularly if you’re fishing for pompano, flounder, cobia, or mackerel (be it king or Spanish), odds are high that you’ll catch it from the pier. Conveniently enough, a fishing license is included in the price of admission ($7 for adults,$6 for seniors and active duty military, $4 for children) and rod rentals are available onsite. If you plan on being in the area for the long-term and want to make the pier your regular spot, consider picking up an annual pass ($150 for adults, with senior, military and youth discounts available). Admission fees are waived for disabled veterans and mobility- and visually-impaired guests. And if all you want to do is walk the length of the pier and take in the view, it’ll cost you one dollar and that’s it. 

Who is Going to Love It

Fishing enthusiasts of all experience levels can enjoy the fruits of the pier, thanks to its length and location. And it’s truly a destination for everyone. In addition to waiving admission fees for wounded vets and visitors with impairments, the pier also offers an accessible entrance ramp and no fewer than 16 accessible railing spots. Even if you’re uninterested in fishing and just want to enjoy a stroll out over the Gulf, you’re covered, and you probably won’t be alone given how beautiful the water is. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

At the western edge of Navarre Beach Marine Park, follow the signs toward the pier’s parking off of Gulf Boulevard. The pier, due south, is open every day from March 1 through October 21 from 5 am to 11 pm, and sunrise to sunset November 1 through February 28, when Florida briefly (but not consistently) grows uncharacteristically chilly over the holiday season. If you happen to be on the beach after dark between May and October, be extremely careful not to disturb the nesting sea turtles. That includes physically approaching them, making noise and taking flash photography.

Location

Longest Fishing Pier in the Gulf of Mexico

8579 Gulf Blvd
Navarre Beach, FL, 32566
30.381114, -86.863779

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