Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Santa Rosa Beach, founded in 1910, is located in Northwest Florida in the panhandle and is known for having some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world. While this small town may have one of the best beaches in the world, it has not become over-populated or over-built. What makes this beach town so special is the natural and untouched areas, the soft white sand and preserved sand dunes.  

Not only is this a beach where people can swim, it also has a rare dune lake within the property. In this coastal dune, visitors can expect to find magnolias, golden asters, woody goldenrod, and scrub oaks as well as more rare plants like the spoonflower, pitcher plants, and Curtiss' sand grass within the park. There are also plenty of other wildflowers to add color to this attractive state park as well as some nature trails for the nature lovers. Visitors like to walk across the dunes to the beach and picnic with their friends and families during the nicer weather. Fishing is also allowed here so be sure to bring your fishing rods if you're a fan of fishing. 

Deer Lake

Eden Garden State Park is one of the beautiful state parks Florida has to offer with a long fascinating history dating back to 1890.  One of the interesting things about this park is the two-story house which guest can tour. This house, although renovated has been around since 1897; a must go to for history lovers or just for families looking for activities to do on a free afternoon!

Eden State Park

Grayton Beach State Park is a 2200 acre park featuring beautiful natural beaches with rolling dunes covered in sea oats and snowy white sand along emerald waters. Located between Panama City Beach and Destin in the Northwest Region of Florida right next to the town of Seaside. Grayton Beach State Park is Florida at it's most natural state with nature trails, nature trails, boating, fishing (both saltwater and freshwater), and swimming. 

Grayton Beach State Park

Enjoy the beautiful beach line of the Gulf of Mexico when you visit the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. This 1,640 acre park is teeming with wildlife, and is home to a variety of different habitats, perfect for wildlife viewing. From the beach to freshwater coastal dune lakes, longleaf pine forests to wetlands, Topsail has something for everyone. Enjoy 3.2 miles of white sand beach right on the Gulf of Mexico. Swim in the emerald green water, or try your hand at fishing. Saltwater fishing is a popular activity at Topsail. You could catch a pompano, or a king mackerel. Or head on over to the freshwater dune lakes and see if you can catch a bass or freshwater catfish. Fishing not your thing? Visitors are also able to kayak or paddleboard on the water. 

A family of three enjoying a tent campsite at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Website Listings

Idyll Hounds Brewing is a company out of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida that believes in the poetic nature of brewing something with quality ingredients, inspiring good conversation in good people. They have adopted a community lifestyle and are churning out some of the finest beers in the panhandle. Although they are yet a young company, they have already graced their followers with styles ranging from stouts to sours and have continuously made due on their promises of quality. 

 

Vue on 30a is a restaurant located in the south of Walton county and it is considered to be one of the best waterfront dining experiences around Florida. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and happy hour throughout the week as well as brunch on Sundays. The venue is renowned for its stunning panoramic beach view, excellent service, and live music during happy hours. On the other hand, the venue welcomes private events and wedding reservations as the location is perfect for the experience of small cozy weddings or a happy retirement party.