September 10, 2008

Navarre Beach Welcomes Winter Visitors

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- When temperatures begin to drop in the north, many retirees and other travelers start looking south to get away from snow, ice, bitter cold and gray days.

The bright, sunny skies and temperate climate in the Beaches to Rivers of Santa Rosa offers travelers the perfect place to nest. The sugar-white beaches and emerald waters at Navarre Beach have attracted winter travelers for decades.

"We love our Snowbirds," said Kate Wilkes, director of the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council. "And they love our southern hospitality and convenience of our location."

Santa Rosa County is located in the Florida panhandle between Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach which provides winter visitors a convenient location to shopping, dining, recreational, cultural and historical regional attractions.

Budget-minded travelers will find the lowest rates of the year with monthly rates starting at $1,000 per month for a gulf-front condo, including utilities. Area RV parks and campgrounds are also a popular draw for winter travelers.

Rental managers organize activities, such as potluck dinners, cards and games and group outings for winter visitors. There also is a wide range of volunteer and educational opportunities available nearby.

Snowbirds like the convenience of Navarre Beach's 3.5-mile paved biking and walking trail located just outside their door.

Many take day trips to area attractions such as the Mississippi casinos, the National Museum of Naval Aviation and The Zoo of Northwest Florida.

"Snowbirds are never bored while they are here," Wilkes said. "Most of them stay on the go."

For more information, visit or call 877-500-NAVARRE (6282).

Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council

CONTACT: Karen H. Paulus, +1-850-291-1266, [email protected], forSanta Rosa County Tourist Development Council

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