Guide to Florida's beachfront condos

Where to find a few of the Sunshine State’s best beachfront condos, city by city.

There’s an ideal mix to every beach vacation—the peace and quiet of privacy with just enough amenities to indulge in. Beachfront condos serve as the perfect in-between, often within walking distance to attractions downtown and offering amenities like direct beach access, outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and water parks with fewer crowds. Don’t cut yourself short on your next family vacation or romantic getaway. When heading out on a refreshing ocean escape, why not have it all?

Grab your sunglasses, unroll your beach towel, and settle into some well-deserved R&R. Savor an ocean view no matter which city you’re heading to with the best beachfront condo to fit your adventure.

Outdoor furniture sits on balcony of resort facing the Gulf waters in Destin, FL


Sterling Sands

This sun-soaked condominium rests along Destin's famous beachfront, just a stone’s throw from shopping, amusement parks, and restaurants. If the direct beach access isn’t enough time at the water, many rentals offer sweeping views from the porch or patio, so you won't even have to leave your condo to enjoy the ocean. Sterling Sands’ amenities include fully-equipped kitchens, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, hot tub, and terrace. Chase water park thrills at The Big Kahuna Water & Adventure Park down the street and enjoy an array of dining options from fresh seafood at The Back Porch to a classic breakfast at The Pancakery.

Destin is known for its lucky and abundant fishing waters and emerald ocean, making Sterling Sands a great place to keep close to the water. Whether you’re heading out for the day on a charter boat tour or simply savoring the morning’s catch, you’ll love winding down your evenings with a stroll along the golden Gulf sands.

Fort Walton Beach


Waterscape is the perfect sunny retreat for a family beach vacation. Located three miles from downtown Fort Walton, Waterscape spans ten acres of Okaloosa Island’s beachfront, promising a refreshing escape. In the surrounding area, you’ll find plenty of ice cream stands, kid-friendly mini-golf courses, and seafood spots to fill your time away. Nearby Okaloosa Island Pier is famous for its saltwater fishing and summer fireworks and kids will love the arcade at Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone.

The condominium’s trademark draw is its beautiful swimming pool oasis and water park, boasting a 10-foot waterfall, a splash area, a lazy river, rope course, and two hot tubs. Waterscape also offers private balconies, ocean views, a shared courtyard, a fitness center, and direct access to the Gulf of Mexico’s emerald waters. Cool off on your trip away and split your sunny days between water sports in the ocean or a pool with hours of entertainment.

florida luxury home with private beach access

Miramar Beach

Beach House Condos

Experience the luxurious tropics of Miramar Beach with Beach House Condos. This community rests between Destin and Sandestin, carrying a relaxing coastal vibe with the perfect blend of privacy and convenient access to town. The spot is popular among snowbirds and families who enjoy Miramar Beach’s scenic drives and sweeping views of the Gulf. When you’ve had enough of the water, you’ll find nature trails, golf courses, and cafes in the surrounding area.

Relax under the palm trees, take to the tennis courts, lounge by the pool, or play between the ocean waves. Beach House Condos’ amenities also include private balconies, full kitchens, an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, private beach access, and a video game room. After a long day of sun, find some shade and dinner along the beach with fresh seafood and drinks at the Surf Hut. Plan your trip without missing a single ocean wave.

vacation rental in panama city beach.

Panama City Beach

WaterCrest Condominiums

Keep the ocean at your door and entertainment at your fingertips. Panama City Beach buzzes with nightlife and family-friendly activities, such as beach water sports along its turquoise waters, fishing at Russell-Fields Pier, and retail therapy at Pier Park’s outdoor shopping and amusement complex. Sitting along soft PCB sands, WaterCrest Condominiums makes a prime backdrop for your ocean escape, whether a family vacation or romantic getaway. Spend your mornings combing the beach for seashells just a few steps away or sip coffee from the comfort of your private balcony. With amenities like an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and racquetball and tennis courts, there are plenty of different ways to enjoy the sunshine.

Hit the town for fun at Shipwreck Island Waterpark or unwind on a walk around St. Andrews State Park, with a good view around every corner. Find a home base for your adventure with room for the whole crew.

Santa Rosa Beach, FL porch of event home rental

Santa Rosa Beach

Dunes of Seagrove

Santa Rosa Beach is a jewel of Florida’s renowned Highway 30A—simply known as “30A” by the locals. Dunes of Seagrove is one of the best beachfront condo buildings to get a taste of the area’s pristine sands and sparkling ocean waves. Between trips to and from the beach, take advantage of the condominium’s amenities such as an outdoor pool, a fitness center, sauna, and tennis courts.

30A is a favorite spot for its 18 miles of white-sand beach coastline, mouthwatering seafood, and stunning scenery. If you’re looking for a slower pace to your vacation, grab some fresh air with a walk around Point Washington State Forest or kayaking around Eastern Lake. Book a sunrise dolphin cruise, sample the local brewery scene, or bring friends along to try your hand at painting with a class at the studio at Chroma.


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