Music Bar on Navarre Pier July 3, 2011

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Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:17 am

Hi all..My family usually stays every week around the 4th at Inn at Summerwinds. We found Navarre several years ago, and it is the best place we have ever found. We love the town and the quietness. We had made Navarre our second home town. I'm a Clark Griswold type, and supported the local attractions, museums, and exhibits. I still have to go to Ft. Pickens though. I think thats the only one left. The Air Force A. Musuem was awsome this year. And East Bay Crabhouse is awesome. But lunch at Gilligans in Destin is a fav.
However, this year we came down on the 3rd to stay a week. This was the first year we came that the pier was completed. When we arrived I could hear a band playing on the pier. Music was a little loud, and the singer a little tone deaf, but it was tolerable. You couldn't hear it inside the condo, so no big deal. That is until it kept on and on and on all night. My favorite thing to do is sit on the balcony and watch the beach and sky at night. But the music covered all the surf sounds. And this guy singing couldn't remeber all the lines to songs, so he made up lyrics. The worst was several times singing pornographic lyrics and curse words in his songs. Now I'm not a prude. I like watching HBO series and all when I send the kids to bed. But if we want families to come to Navarre, do we have to have our young children exposed to lyrics about porn stars, oral sex, or the F word blasted at us unvoluntarily by some tone deaf drunk with a mic. It cost like 5 bucks to go to the pier and 1500 to rent a condo. I guess if this is what the C of C wants going on at the new pier, then I guess I'm wrong to judge. I'll just have to move down to the Emerald Towers, and leave the pier to the fisherman, tourist, and honky tonk drunks.
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Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:18 am

Being able to hear the natural sounds of the surf and the cry of the gulls were the things that kept us coming back to Navarre Beach, year after year, as well.

Thank you for your report ~ We've not been yet this season so were unaware ~ however, we almost always stay at or nearer the west end!

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Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:47 pm

Try Navarre Towers. very pleasant and peaceful! All the comforts of summerwinds without the crowd:
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Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:22 pm

The farther west you go, the more serene it gets. Maybe try Sundunes sometime. Most of the comforts of the big highrises to the east but far, far fewer people and much less noise.
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Never at a loss for words, allow me give my two cents. First, I am a huge fan of what they have done to the pier, the pier itself and the new bar/restaurant. I wholeheartedly agree with you that regardless of the time of night, there is no need nor room for that type of, "entertainment" especially at a public, family oriented area. I would, if I were you, contact the management of the pier and the manager of that restaurant and complain and let them know that you have posted on the Forum.

Secondly, I hate to keep recommending this because I stay on the western end but go west young man. There are 3 high rises that will offer you what you need without hearing all that rubbish. That kind of thing is AGAIN, what you find at AJ's in Destin. No place for it in Navarre.

Thanks for the report.
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Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:46 am

Thanks all for the backup..
Yes the new Pier is awsome.
Since the road was opened back up, we drove down west and turned around in the parkng lot past the bird nesting areas. I couldn't believe how
beautiful and untouched those areas were. We passed the Sundunes and the Towers and wrote them down to check out next year. Wth you'alls recommendations, we will try there.
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Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:03 pm

Sundunes is nice in that it is on the west end and away from all the noise and crowds. Just a few things to be aware of: Small parking places (presents a problem if you drive a large vehicle), pool is shaded in the afternoon, have to use the public walk over and if the association president is on the premise, they allow there son to walk around and check parking permits, pool arm bands and do not hesitate to call the Sherriff's Dept. to tow vehicles or report problems. Having said all that, we have been staying at Sundunes for over 20 years. We have rented there and also stay in a family owned condo. We will be back there for Labor Day week and it can't get here soon enough!
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Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:23 am

Please take the time to contact folks who can actually do things.
The Pier management (for the loud and inappropriate music) and the Board of County Commissioners, and Hunter Walker-Co.Admin, and Roger Blaylock (sp?)-Co.Engineer and Navarre Beach Administrator and a Letter to the Editor of Navarre Press?
This applies to the music, the noisy helicopter, (the ugly inflatable slide?, at least it is not noisy?), leaving stuff on the beach and people "saving" spaces on the "public" property (the dune/berm and gulf-wards), and anything else.

It will mean a LOT more if someone (many "someone's") who actually comes to the beach to stay/visit says, "I come here because it is quiet and not "Destin" (or P'cola Beach) - if it changes - I won't come, I'll just go to the "real Destin" or elsewhere."
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:13 am

Santa Rosa County has a Noise ordinance which goes into play after 9:00 p.m. I have used it and the Sheriffs Department stopped the band next to me from playing the loud music. Give it a try
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