DAY 7 - THE PANHANDLE TRACE - 10.9 miles. We will meet at the parking area on the beach side of Opal Beach and carpool back to the trailhead at East River Bridge, then hike back to Opal Beach. Opal Beach is part of Gulf Islands Nat'l Seashore and is situated on the beach road between Navarre Beach & Pensacola Beach. There are picnic pavillions and restrooms at this location. The National Park Service charges an entrance fee.