Naval Live Oaks Area

Operating Hours:

Year-round: 8:00 a.m. to Sunset
Headquarters Exhibits: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F, except holidays)

Things to Do:

The highlight of the Naval Live Oaks Area is the 7.5 miles of hiking trails including the fully accessible 0.8 mile Brackenridge Nature Trail directly behind park headquarters. A covered picnic pavilion is available on a first come, first served basis, as well as, restrooms and additional picnic tables are located nearby. It's also a great place to launch a kayak or paddle board for some time out on the water. There is also a picnic shelter available by reservation on the Pensacola Bay side of the area as well.

Entrance Fees:

This area of the national seashore does not require an entrance fee.


The Santa Rosa Sound shoreline is a wonderful option for thosing wanting to avoid the rough surf of the gulf. The shallow, protected waters provide hours of swimming fun, however there are no lifeguards on duty.


From Interstate 10: Take Exit 12 onto I-110 exit 1B Gregory Street East, merge onto 30 E Chase Street, turn left onto Bayfront Parkway /Hwy 98 East. Stay on U.S. 98 for 4.1 miles, parking for outdoor activities is available on both sides of the road. National Seashore Headquarters is located on the right.

For more information call (850) 934-2600

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Last updated: May 15, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563


(850) 934-2600

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