Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Spend some time finding out about a rescued sea turtle at our local conservation center on Navarre Beach. You can’t miss the bright blue set of buildings as you drive toward the beach access. It is very family friendly, and kids will love the short presentation by the staff!


8740 Gulf Blvd,
Navarre, Florida

Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10-4
Wed: 10-4
Thu: 10-4
Fri: 10-4
Sat: 10-4
Check for updated hours on their website.

What to expect

To enter the conservation center, tickets can be purchased for $5 each (discounts are available for military and seniors). Tours run every 15 or 20 minutes. While you wait for your tour, there are several turtles outdoors, along with fun turtle-themed puzzles on picnic tables nearby.

The conservation center houses Sweet Pea, a sea turtle rescued from the Pensacola area. Conservation center staff do a short presentation about how Sweet Pea was rescued and how they take care of her needs. If you are lucky, you can watch the staff feed her the daily food regimen!

They also do a Q&A about Sweet Pea, so be prepared with questions.

Once the presentation is complete, they usher you into another set of rooms that house other beach and sea creatures, including crabs, fish, jellyfish, and small turtles. Illustrations and exhibits line the walls with information on ocean conservation, animal life in the Gulf, and more. At the end of the tour is a fun little gift shop!

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center is a great 30-40 minute activity for adults and kids alike.

The conservation center will be busiest in the summer and quiet in the winter. Parking is available on both the north and south sides of the road, along with a small parking lot next to the building.