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Bay Forest Retreat
124 reviews
· Navarre, Florida
11 acres
4 sites
1 Lodging
1 RV
2 Tent
Explore 11+ acres of rustic and untamed woods. We are two military veteran families who enjoy the land as a place for family and friends to explore, camp, and relax at the 250+ feet of the East Bay beach. Primitive camping is permitted at designated wooded high grounds in the middle of the property. It is a 5 and 10-minute rugged hike in to the middle ground and waterfront, respectively. The trail remains under development, so please bring close-toed shoes or boots for hiking throughout the property (depending on rainfall, there may be mud and water). Our Glamper is a 10x12 canvas furnished tent located a short but rugged 2-minute hike from parking. It provides the opportunity to go camping without having to pack all the gear. Our location is minutes from the Emerald Coast - 7 mins to Navarre Beach, - 30 mins to Pensacola Beach, - 15 mins to Naval Live Oaks, - 45 mins to Fort Pickens, - 50 mins to NAS Pensacola, - 45 mins to Santa Rosa Island, - 35 mins to Okaloosa Island, - 40 mins to Destin. Recommended local restaurants: Ye Olde Brothers Brewery, Dewey Destin’s, Windjammers, TC’s Front Porch, Deb’s Coffee, Top’s Burgers, and New York Pizza Depot. Other sightseeing in the area includes: Museums: National Naval Aviation Museum, Air Force Armament Museum, Fort Pickens, Indian Temple Mound Museum, Pensacola Museum of Art, Museum of Industry, and Destin History & Fishing Museum Additional activities include: Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, HH Arts Gallery, Emerald Coast Science Center, Gulf Breeze Zoo, and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. We look forward to seeing you on the trail!
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Navarre, Florida, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Hilary And Jennifer S.Joined in March 2021
148 ratings · 124 reviews
Kristin B.recommends
September 19, 2022
Bay Forest Primitive Retreat
Tent Camping in Navarre
We loved staying at Hilary and Jennifer's privative camping site. The walk/hike to the site was just far away from the parking lot to feel like an adventure without being too laborious. We had a nice campfire one of the nights and roasted some marshmallows. The palmettos and trees were nice. Saw a few frogs at night and were serenaded by the cicadas. The port-a-potty was very close to the campsites and extremely clean. I would recommend this site to friends/family.
Tara M.recommends
September 18, 2022
The Glamper at Bay Forest
best glamper ever!
10/10 would recommend!! it was my second time going, and it only got better. i’m definitely going to come back soon. the waterfront is beautiful.
Ashley C.recommends
September 13, 2022
Bay Forest Primitive Retreat
A beautiful and secluded campsite.
Hilary, Jeniffer, and Thomas are awesome! They are very down to earth, and super accommodating. As you walk the property you can tell that they have put in a lot of hard work (and continue to do so) to make this a 5 star campsite, such as the outdoor showers, the trail that leads to the water, and bridges along the trail. I tent camped here for a week and it was a beautiful experience. Sunsets are beautiful in the evening, and once the sun goes down you can see fireflies at night, which is something I haven’t seen since I was a kid in the 80’s! And it is extremely peaceful to take the kayak out for some fishing, though I hear live/cut baits work the best out there. There are 2 things I’d recommend if you’re tent camping, or just walking the trails: a headlamp so you can see where you are going at night, and watershoes, though regular sneakers are fine too if you don’t mind getting your shoes a little dirty/wet. However, the hosts are doing lots of hard work to maintain the trail so that it is as dry as it can get. 
 Overall, I loved my stay at this retreat! I would definitely stay here again. Thanks again to Hilary, Jeniffer, and Thomas for making this beautiful property into something that campers like myself will remember and cherish for a very long time!
Joshua N.recommends
September 12, 2022
RV Bay Forest Retreat
cool basecamp for navarre and beaches
Kris B.recommends
August 28, 2022
Bay Forest Primitive Retreat
They’re clearly working to constantly improve the land for campers without doing unnecessary damage. Really liked the site and vibe.
Kris B.recommends
August 28, 2022
Bay Forest Primitive Retreat
The hosts were very responsive and helpful, and the primitive tent campsites were perfectly secluded with just enough amenities (water & portable restroom) to make the stay pleasant and convenient.
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