Discover the wonder of the sea, the thrill of music and cocktails on the beach, and excitement of family-friendly fun when you stay in one of our vacation rentals on Florida's Emerald Coast! This part of Northern Florida is truly a beach lover's paradise, although you'll find that the area offers much more than just scenic ocean views. Whether you're sailing the high seas in search of dolphins, playing beach volleyball, or feeding alligators, your stay is guaranteed to be filled with adventure and excitement.
Named for the color of the ocean, the Emerald Coast combines ethereal green waters and sugary white sand beaches to create an atmosphere unlike any other. Leave your worries behind and enjoy an exotic - and unforgettable - escape from everyday life!
Where is the Emerald Coast?
Emerald Coast refers to Florida's coastal area on the northern tip of the Gulf of Mexico, spanning from Pensacola to Panama City. The approximately 100 miles of coastline stretches across five counties, through untamed wildlife preserves, sand dunes, and sleepy beachfront communities. Our selection of vacation homes on the Emerald Coast combines all the fun and sun of the Sunshine State with a quieter and more family-friendly environment, allowing you to comfortably and conveniently experience all that Florida has to offer!
Beaches on the Emerald Coast
Floridians will argue adamantly and passionately over 'who has the best beaches?!', but we'll let you in on a little secret... It's the Emerald Coast! The fine white sand is so clean that it squeaks under your bare toes, while the brilliant emerald-green water mixes with the clear blue sky overhead to create a landscape that is best described as dreamlike.
Henderson Beach State Park, located just outside the quiet resort community of Destin
, is an oasis with 6,000 feet of shoreline engulfed in sand dunes and oaks. Nestled between the Gulf and St. Andrews Bay, Shell Island is a small barrier reef that offers glimpses of endangered species and as-of-yet undeveloped coastline. If you're staying on the western edge of the Emerald Coast, spend an afternoon sunbathing and splashing in the calm surf at Pensacola Beach
or traversing through the 15,000 acres of wildlife preserves on Santa Rosa Island.
The beautiful beaches offer the area an added benefit - lots of fish! Deep-sea fishing is one of the most popular activities on the Emerald Coast, attracting anglers from all over the world. Even if you don't head out to sea to try your luck, you can still enjoy the catch of the day at one of the many local seafood restaurants.
Emerald Coast Destinations
Pack light and travel often! Each of our vacation homes is surrounded by friendly communities, each offering a unique sense of culture, history, and natural beauty along the Gulf. Board a unique Buccaneer Pirate Cruise in Destin, feed penguins at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in family-friendly Fort Walton Beach
, and shop until you drop at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. Golf enthusiasts can practice their swing at the well-managed golf course in the peaceful resort town of Navarre, while the rest of the group enjoys an educational visit to the National Naval Aviation Museum in historic Pensacola
. Wherever you roam along the Emerald Coast, excitement awaits!
Experience the thrill of the sea, fresh air, and a thing called 'island time' for yourself when you stay in one of our fantastic Emerald Coast vacation rentals, where you'll create long-lasting memories - and a few tan lines!