First time for us in Navarre, and it is a nice place to vacation. There was no alge or seaweed in the water or on the beach. Met a few groups of Tiger fans (Geaux Tigers) and had a blast on the beach. Stayed in condo 104 at emerald surf. Nice 2 bed, two bath condo. Not tacky and just enough space for 4 adults. The condo itself had issues like oven knob broken, uneven burners, broken shelving in the fridge. We didn't mind this, as long as we didn't get blamed and charged for it. Which we did not because we notified the owner as soon as we got there of all issues. Other than that a very nice condo. I do advise you to bring extra towels because there was only 4 in the room and no washer or dryer in the unit. Also beware of the "pool boy". He was on such a power trip that it made our beach goings unpleasant. Threatened to kick us out because we washed sand off of our ice chest where you wash your feet off coming off of the beach. Wouldn't let us hang beach towels over the chairs on the balcony. Complained about us throwing away a potato chip cardboard box in the dumpster because all trash must be bagged. He didn't seem to mind children jumping in the pool ( where it's clearly marked no jumping or diving) but he did have a problem with our ice chest being to close to the pool (10 feet away). So if you don't mind being pestered by a grown man working as a pool boy then stay at the emerald surf!