Our ever-growing selection of Santa Rosa Beach rentals are situated in a prime location along the Emerald Coast. The sugary white sand beaches and endless blue waters attract anglers, sunbathers, and families alike to the gorgeous Sunshine State. Rent a standup paddleboard or kayak from YOLO Board, book a massage at Ocean Elements Day Spa, or scheduled your fishing trip with Captain Phil's Charters. However you choose to spend your days in Santa Rosa Beach, adventure awaits!
Where is Santa Rosa Beach, FL?
Santa Rosa Beach is positioned on Florida's warm and beautiful Emerald Coast, approximately halfway between Destin and Panama City Beach. As part of the beautiful South Walton region, Santa Rosa Beach is one of 16 unique beach communities, including Seaside, Mossy Head, Grayton Beach, and Glendale. Plan an extended trip and see them all!
Day Trips from Santa Rosa Beach
For the perfect day trip, simply take a drive along Highway 30-A to visit the charming surrounding communities. Seaside is an idyllic resort town offering the Ruskin Artists Colony with quaint boutiques, galleries, and fine dining. Seascape is a retreat for fitness buffs with a world-class golf course, bicycling trails, eight tennis courts, and five swimming pools. Grayton Beach is hippie-chic with a laid-back culture, wooden beach bungalows, and untamed sand dunes and beaches.
Take a quick jaunt to the sandy paradise of Destin, and head out in a fishing vessel to try ocean fishing. If you're visiting the resort town of Miramar Beach, take a wine tour with your group or check out the cute gift and specialty shops. For family-friendly activities, Panama City Beach is the place to be - Pier Park has rides for the kids, shopping, and tasty food.
Outdoor Adventures in Santa Rosa Beach
You'll be dreaming of sandcastles, kites, and blue skies in your Santa Rosa Beach vacation rental. The city is surrounded by beaches, each unlike the other! Visit Grayton Beach State Park, which offers nearly 2,000 acres of hiking and bicycling trails. Swim, fish, or launch your boat in the sea, then head to the Western Lake and marsh for a quiet canoe or kayak paddle.
Deer Lake State Park offers a rare coastal dune lake, ideal for nature lovers. A boardwalk across the dunes provides panoramic views of wildflowers, migratory birds, and butterflies. If you tire of sand between your toes, travel to Point Washington State Forest, which is open for hunting, mountain bicycling, and hiking on uncharted trails or around a 10-mile loop.
Things to Do in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
There's never a dull moment in a Santa Rosa Beach vacation rental. Explore on horseback with Arnett's Gulfside Trail Rides, or enjoy sunshine and tee time at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club. Step back in time with a visit to Eden Gardens State Park, home of the historic, antique-filled Wesley House.
When you've worked up an appetite, there's a wide selection of restaurants to sate your hunger. Grab a bowl of seafood chowder and a slice of key lime pie at Stinky's Fish Camp, or head to The Perfect Pig for an out-of-this-world grilled cheese with sugar bacon. Or, since you're staying in a Santa Rosa Beach vacation rental, you can simply pick up some fresh gulf seafood at the local market and cook an unforgettable meal in the comfort of your own kitchen.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your beach towel, sunblock, and sense of adventure. The Sunshine State - and our Santa Rosa Beach rentals - are calling!
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