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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

WaterColor Inn & Resort
WaterColor Inn & Resort
4 out of 5
34 Golden Rod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
The price is $709 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Located in Watercolor, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Square, Seaside Beach, and Grayton Beach State Park. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (163 reviews)
"More dining options, otherwise the property was amazing."

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

WaterColor Inn & Resort
30A Inn & Suites
30A Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
6904 W County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Located in Dune Allen Beach, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Silver Sands Premium Outlets and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (365 reviews)
"Great and clean!"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

30A Inn & Suites
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
3 out of 5
85 DeFuniak Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Point Washington State Forest and Grayton Beach State Park. Seaside Beach is 2 mi (3.2 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (143 reviews)
"Our room was so cute, and unique. I enjoyed sitting out on the deck. Minutes walk from restaurants and the general store, just about 10 min from the beach! The complementary breakfast in the cafe was delicious. I loved all the decor, such a funky little place, I will be back!"

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
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.
Private Room and Bathroom
Private Room and Bathroom
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Situated in Santa Rosa Beach, this apartment building is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Santa Rosa Beach and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Ascension ...
Private Room and Bathroom
Updated Studio Condo at Walton Dunes Beach w/ Pool
Updated Studio Condo at Walton Dunes Beach w/ Pool
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Located in Seagrove Beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Seagrove Beach East and Deer Lake State Park. Eastern Lake and Camp Creek Lake ...
4.2/5Excellent! (17 reviews)
Great week
"Y’all do need to update the listing pic as these condos are no longer painted blue. The place was CLEAN and smelled very clean. Found out there wasn’t pillow cases for the pull out bed so I texted one of the managers and he called me back. Got the problem all fixed that night. We had a wonderful ..."

Reviewed on May 16, 2021

Updated Studio Condo at Walton Dunes Beach w/ Pool
Gulf Views and Private Beach Access Sleeps 8!
Gulf Views and Private Beach Access Sleeps 8!
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Located in Gulf Place, this romantic condo building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Rosa Beach, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, and Blue Mountain Beach. Grayton ...
Gulf Views and Private Beach Access Sleeps 8!
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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