Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Travel Guide
Santa Rosa Beach featuring a coastal town and a beach
Brilliant white sandy beaches, aquatic sports and tranquil landscapes are plentiful in this portal to a Florida weekend escape.

Once you find a place to park near Santa Rosa Beach, get out for a quick walk along the shore. Pass soft sand, crested dunes and tall desert grasses onto a white expanse of sand that fades into transparent blue-green water. Wade out into the waves or enjoy quiet sunbathing. Either way you’ll see why it’s easy to be happy at Santa Rosa Beach.

Water activity around Santa Rosa is clustered in four main beach areas, including Santa Rosa Beach. At Grayton Beach State Park, look for small fish darting past your toes through inches of clear water near the shore. Topsail Beach State Preserve features an RV park and fantastic roads for road biking or leisurely walks. For a quieter beach to enjoy summer reading, try Deer Lake State Park.

Find your preferred way to tour this beach landscape. Saddle up on horseback and take a guided tour on dry land. Enjoy the novelty and fun of the Emerald Coast Pedal Tours, joining 15 other people on a pedal-powered mechanical wagon. Rent a bike and ride for miles along the shore enjoying gently breaking waves and salty air.

Get some exercise on a paddleboard and explore the marshlands. Increase the intensity of your beach experience on a surfboard or boogie board.

The fun in Santa Rosa Beach extends beyond that of typical beachside getaways. Get back on to dry land and tee off at the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club. Catch a live performance of sketch comedy at the Seaside Repertory Theater. Find your own adventure in a bar or restaurant in town.

Fly into Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City. Rent a car and drive 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the airport. Once you reach Santa Rosa Beach you’ll be able to walk between attractions.

Where to stay in Santa Rosa Beach

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
3 out of 5
85 DeFuniak Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
The price is $252 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3-star B&B in Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (168 reviews)
"Great breakfast"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
30A Inn & Suites
30A Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
6904 W County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and barbecue grills. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (416 reviews)
"Very clean Suites are spacious I have not found a better place that actually has the guest needs in mind!!"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

30A Inn & Suites
WaterColor Inn & Resort
WaterColor Inn & Resort
4 out of 5
34 Golden Rod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
The price is $693 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 5 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (179 reviews)
"Convenience was a major factor vacationing with a 4 year old."

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

WaterColor Inn & Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Spacious condo w/ large living area, private balcony & shared pool
Spacious condo w/ large living area, private balcony & shared pool
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
The price is $192 per night from Jul 23 to Jul 24
Stay at this apartment in Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy a spa tub, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Santa Rosa Beach and Blue Mountain ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Honeymooning
"Perfect location, access to amenities nearby restaurants are all fabulous"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Spacious condo w/ large living area, private balcony & shared pool
"Xanadu" at Sunseekers in Blue Mountain Beach - Sleeps 4- Steps To The Beach!
"Xanadu" at Sunseekers in Blue Mountain Beach - Sleeps 4- Steps To The Beach!
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Stay at this condo in Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy a water park, onsite parking, and a balcony. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (33 reviews)
4star
"****"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

"Xanadu" at Sunseekers in Blue Mountain Beach - Sleeps 4- Steps To The Beach!
Gulf Place Caribbean #109 - Gulf View, Pool, Tennis, Shops, in Santa Rosa Beach
Gulf Place Caribbean #109 - Gulf View, Pool, Tennis, Shops, in Santa Rosa Beach
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Stay at this condo in Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy onsite parking, an in-room DVD player, and a patio. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (13 reviews)
Unit was fine but needs updating
"Unit was ok. Blind broke in door out to the patio. Vents in living room and kitchen rusted. Cabinets in kitchen front of a drawer chipped. No flat oven pan to cook on. Liked the location to the pool and beach"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Gulf Place Caribbean #109 - Gulf View, Pool, Tennis, Shops, in Santa Rosa Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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