People come from all over the world to visit the Emerald Coast.
We have always been known for our vibrant marine life in a beautiful setting. Our sugar white beaches and emerald green waters are home to many marine species. But did you know you can come down to the beach and feed a giraffe? You can feed the hungry hippos or see silver back gorillas basking in the sun. There are many species of animals you would not expect to see on a normal beach vacation at the Gulf Breeze Zoo. Just a short drive west to Navarre from Destin you can find 50 acres of wild adventure nestled right on the beach.
The Gulf Breeze Zoo is fun for the whole family and a great learning experience for the kids. They have kangaroos, rhinos, lions and tigers, gorillas and chimps.
Hands on animal encounters are a great way to get up close with some of your favorite zoo animals whether they have fur, scales or feathers.
On the boardwalk, you can watch roaming herds of antelope, deer, zebra, and rhino. Also enjoy a great view of the chimps and gorillas on their island habitats. Watch rhinoceros, deer, antelope, and zebras roam free on the 30 acre preserve. From the train you will get a close-up view of chimpanzees, gorillas, and the huge Nile hippos. Meet a zookeeper and listen as they tell stories and provide information about the animals they care for. Walk into our special free flight aviary and let the adventure begin! You can feed these gentle, colorful birds as they perch on your hand.
Book your next vacation with us at Sea Oats Motel and Management Company and take a day to visit the Gulf Breeze Zoo. The zoo is open year round. For hours of operation and ticket prices you can visit the zoo’s website. The animals look forward to seeing you and so do we.
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