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Naval Live Oaks Area - Gulf Islands National Seashore

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The Naval Live Oaks Area, located on U.S. 98 east of Gulf Breeze, is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and features a bookstore, exhibits, and a closed-caption 12-minute orientation film.

New exhibits at the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center provide a wide range of accessibility features, including telephone handsets for audio description, a tactile model of an oak tree, and natural history objects.There are over 7.5 miles of trails including the 0.8 mile Breckenridge Nature Trail behind the Visitor Center. A covered picnic pavilion is available on a first come, first served basis and additional picnic tables are located nearby. Enjoy your lunch while enjoying the sparkling waters of Santa Rosa Sound! The Santa Rosa Sound shoreline is a wonderful option for people with small children who want to avoid the rough surf at the beach. The shallow, protected waters provide hours of swimming fun! Restrooms and outdoor showers are available.

A group camping area is on the north side of Naval Live Oaks. It is available for organized youth groups. This is a great campsite complete with a covered picnic pavilion, restrooms, and outdoor showers. Northside pavilion picnic area is open for reservations. Call 850-934-2605.

Food & Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Niki's Restaurant Best Greek food I've had ....loved the baklava cheesecake...gyro plate was very good fresh pita bread lots of food leftover
Whataburger This whataburger charges extra for drinks! Don't go!
Saltgrass Steakhouse The Texas cheese fries made with crisped potatoes is a great app.
The Ruby Slipper We got the Pancake Flight and the Trifecta with one each of their three signature Benedicts. One with chicken, another with pulled pork, and the last with a creole tomato sauce and shrimp. AMAZING!
McGuire's Irish Pub Get an Irish Wake or two.
IRON You can get their amazing food until midnight on the weekends now!!
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Theres a large viewing window so you can see the doughnut making process. Kids love it.
980 N 9th Ave, Pensacola FL — (850) 438-4639
OZONE Pizza Pub Monday night special is half-priced 16 inch pizza. Eat in only.
Five Sisters Blues Cafe Loot the zoos from chef of the Sioux too and groom the zoom all around true flue glues.
City Grocery Wine tasting on Friday eve
2050 N 12th Ave, Pensacola FL — (850) 469-8100
Cactus Flower Cafe Best Mexican Restaurant in Pensacola!
3425 N 12th Ave, Pensacola FL — (850) 432-8100
Waffle House The waffles delicious, everything well cooked, good coffee and people attending
Bangkok Garden Try the chicken pa nang. Hot curry with cool of coconut milk. $5.95 lunch specials!
Tijuana Flats Best music ever in here always!
Chick-fil-A Adults can buy a 6 count nuggets kids meal for under $4. It comes with fries, drink, AND an ice cream cone. What a bargin!
5020 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola FL — (850) 484-5521
Sake Cafe Hands down the best sushi in the world! Ask for Wyan. His creations never disappoint :)
4795 N 9th Ave, Pensacola FL — (850) 494-9999
Tuscan Oven Seafood pizza is amazing
4801 N 9th Ave, Pensacola FL — (850) 484-6836
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Ask for amber for your server...she's awesome!!!
Mellow Mushroom Try The Hummus!!!!!
5175 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola FL — (850) 475-7575
Shark Fin Love the egg white soup!!

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