SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLORIDA

Santa Rosa is one of the beach communities of the south Walton area, Known for its tranquility it has figured in the best beaches list of many magazines. The distinct Caribbean style architecture makes the community stand out. It is a nature lover’s paradise with forests encompassing as much as 15,200 acres. The beautiful white sandy beaches and the clear calm turquoise water are a sight to behold. The area is home to majestic pine trees which were once used for turpentine production but are now used in paper manufacturing. The Name Santa Rosa was derived from a thriving plantation in the area.

The regular recreational options on the beach include swimming, boating, fishing, scuba diving snorkeling and just lounging on the beach. But if you want to do something a little different you should visit the Top Sail Hill State Preserve which is home to some of the most pristine beaches, sand dunes, lakes and swamps. The park has maintained them in the same condition that they were in since the early European settlement in the region. It is the prefect place to spend the day exploring the natural glory of the area or for a delectable family picnic. The woodlands of Point Washington State Forest which cover 15,000 acres have more than 10 miles of nature trails and a challenging 18 hole golf course for sports enthusiasts.

There are numerous restaurants to choose from while you are enjoying your Florida Beach vacation at Santa Rosa Beach. If you want to enjoy all the fun the area has to offer you better grab a big breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe. From the grouper to the cheese burger everything is delicious at the Back Porch. The BeachWalk Cafe is a cozy Italian joint with authentic European flavors. The BoatHouse landing serves wholesome meals at affordable prices. If you want to visit a local favorite, head to Buster’s Oyster Bar& Grill the coldest beer and the best sea food. For Chinese food Chan’s Market is a really good place.

If you are traveling to Santa Rosa Beach you can stay at Ernie’s Ocean View. The Luxury One bedroom condos easily accommodate 6 people and only cost $110 per night