SANTA ROSA/OPAL BEACH(FL) RESERVATIONS: This is a day use area. Park entrance fees are charged year-round. For a wedding, a gathering of 50 people or more, or other special use, a SPECIAL USE PERMIT is REQUIRED. You may obtain the permit application by calling 850-934-2605, or visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/guis for more information.
Attention: Beginning Monday, April 21, 2014, Gulf Islands National Seashore pavilions will no longer take reservations on Recreation.gov. The pavilions will be reserved through Gulf Islands National Seashore's Special Use Permit Coordinator, Sherrill Gray. You may either email or call about the specific date and location you wish to reserve. Please direct all emails to Sherrill_Gray@nps.gov or call 850-934-2605.

SANTA ROSA - OPAL BEACH, FL

Opal beach was created in 1995 when Hurricane Opal flattened sand dunes to create a smooth, sandy stretch of beach. Today, you can relax and enjoy a day of picnicking along the white sands. The covered picnic area faces the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with limitless opportunities...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • All incoming vehicles are subject to an entrance fee year-round.
  • No glass containers are allowed on the beach.
  • Vehicles must stay in paved parking areas.
  • Pets are not permitted within any pavilion, structure, or on the beaches.
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    Cluster A GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 100
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water
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    Cluster E GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 100
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water
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    Overview

    Overview

    Opal beach was created in 1995 when Hurricane Opal flattened sand dunes to create a smooth, sandy stretch of beach. Today, you can relax and enjoy a day of picnicking along the white sands. The covered picnic area faces the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with limitless opportunities for beach activities. The area is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore on Santa Rosa Island. Santa Rosa is a 40-mile barrier island once explored by Spanish Conquistadors in the early 16th century.

    Natural Features:

    Opal Beach is on Santa Rosa Island between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach. The beach stretches along the gulf side of Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island that borders the Pensacola Bay to the west and the Choctawhatchee Bay to the east.

    Recreation:

    Bring a volleyball or football for sports in the sand or seek out photography opportunities among the many sea birds, migratory birds, or sea turtles.

    Facilities:

    Each cluster has four pavilions and four tables per pavilion. The A Cluster and E Cluster, each seat 100 and are reservable for day use. Bring your own grill and note that there are no electric outlets or lights.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Explore neighboring beach areas like Navarre Beach Park, or head to historical Fort Pickens to explore the military fort built for added protection after the War of 1812. Take a short drive and visit the lighthouse and museum at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola.

    Booking Window
    Mon Oct 06 2014 - Fri Oct 02 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates
    2011 Season Dates: NON PEAK: Start Date: 01/01/2011 End Date: 02/28/2011 PEAK: Start Date: 03/01/2011 End Date: 10/31/2011

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Sat Mar 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Non Peak Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Flush Toilets
    • Beach Access
    • Drinking Water
    • Fishing
    • Outdoor Showers
    • Paved Roads
    • Picnic Shelters
    • Ranger Station
    • Swimming
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Mar 01 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $30.00
    Non Peak Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $30.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    30.36439, -86.96852
    30°21'52"N, 86°58'7"W

    From I-10, take I-110S to Pensacola. Take US Hwy98S/FL Hwy30 over Pensacola Bay to Gulf Breeze. Follow 98 through Gulf Breeze and bear RIGHT onto FL Hwy 399 to Pensacola Beach. $1 per vehicle bridge toll booth entering Pensacola Beach. Follow FL Hwy 399 through Pensacola Beach to Gulf Islands National Seashore/Santa Rosa Area park boundary. Pavilions are about 4 miles within the park.

    Alternate Route: From US Hwy 98 in Navarre, take Navarre Beach bridge to stop sign. Right turn onto FL Hwy 399. Follow 399 through Navarre Beach to Gulf Islands National Seashore/Santa Rosa Area park boundary. Pavilions are about 2.6 miles within the park.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    SANTA ROSA - OPAL BEACH
    7201 Gulf Boulevard
    Navarre  FL  32566

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (850)934-2600
    Campground and Pavilion Information: 850-934-2622

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