Navarre Beach

AKA Elgin Air Force Base

Eglin Air Force Base Reserve (Eglin AFB) has been a safe haven for nude beach bathers for decades. The clothing-optional portion is found at the east end of Navarre Beach, which technically lies on the property owned by Eglin AFB, located on a barrier island near Pensacola in northwest Florida. Santa Rosa County has had a long-standing animosity and unfriendly attitude with nudists over the years, and authorities at Eglin Air Force Base used to grant refuge on their beach until recently.

According to many naturist websites, the base now arrests any trespassers using their beach. But you'll still likely find many nude sunbathers on the east side of Navarre Beach (be advised to dress quickly if you see patrollers approaching).

Local Activities

Navarre Beach is the least developed beach in the Pensacola area. While nude swimming draws some naturists, others prefer to keep their clothes on and pursue:

Area Attractions

Area Events

A short drive to Pensacola's historic Seville Square will get you to the best in live entertainment. Highlights include:


Pensacola's Seville Historic District bustles with New Orleans-style charm, bars and pubs.


Primitive and full-amenity campgrounds (with water / electric hookups) can be found on Santa Rosa Island, in Fort Pickens and Pensacola. Bed and breakfasts, historic inns, resort condos and familiar hotel chains are scattered throughout Pensacola. Navarre Beach Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for your Florida holidays.

Need to Know

Close to historical charm and clothing-optional sunning, Navarre Beach sums up Florida's eclectic mix. If you're ready to take off into the sunset - or take it all off - these Navarre Beach ideas will spark some ideas.

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This site is horrible.
Posted on 8/6/2014 2:03:00 PM by Anonymous
This place is for fuckers. So don't come here! People have Sexual intercourse here.
Posted on 11/12/2013 4:27:00 PM by Anonymous
Navarre beach has not been a nude beach for at least 10 years.
Posted on 1/16/2013 4:35:00 PM by Anonymous
Navarre Beach is not a nude beach. Many people once used the end near the Air Force property, but they have had so many arrests over the years that most people will not even try. If you want to be nude, it's best at a private club where you don't have to worry about being caught. Sunnier Pines is about an hour away from Navarre and is peaceful and quiet -
Posted on 3/7/2012 11:45:00 AM by Anonymous
I have been vacationing with my family at Navarre for years and I have NEVER seen any NUDE sunbather's! Navarre is a beautiful island paradise that is laid back and low key, away from the crowds of Destin and Pensacola. The water is crystal clear most of the time, except for an occasional intrusion of sea weed after a storm. It's 20-30 minutes to Pensacola and Destin, where you can enjoy shopping, fabulous restaurant's, deep sea fishing, and the night life. I wouldn't dream of vacationing anywhere but Navarre and look forward to returning there the end of May...
Posted on 1/22/2012 6:00:00 AM by Anonymous
Navarre Beach is beautiful and if you walk east eventually you walk out of the people. From then on, just be careful to keep your clothes ready in case a beach patrol might happen by.
Posted on 11/23/2011 4:04:00 PM by Anonymous
This is NOT a nude beach. You will be arrested if you are caught nude. It is a family friendly environment. Also the pier is not free. It is $1 to walk it and $7 to fish on it.
Posted on 8/28/2011 11:48:00 AM by Anonymous
What does until recently mean? Can you or can't you nude sunbathe at Navarre?
Posted on 6/14/2011 3:38:00 PM by Anonymous
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