The scenic and vibrant town of Santa Rosa Beach was first created in 1910, one of the first towns built in South Walton. While this town does have historic roots and a nostalgic feel, Santa Rosa Beach is a contemporary and upscale community. The town is abundant with lavish beach houses, delicious gourmet dining, and boasts an artistic colony like no other. Commended on Yahoo! Travel’s 2011 list of the top ten beach destinations, Santa Rosa Beach is a top must-see destination for everyone.
Santa Rosa Beach is the perfect town if you love the outdoors and having fun in the sun. Santa Rosa Beach boasts a picturesque state park complete with a charming picnic area, lavish gardens, and the breathtaking view from the shore of Tucker Bayou. The park also features a guided tour around an extravagant mansion from the 1800s. Awe-inspiring hiking and biking trails, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and paddle boating are also offered at the park.
If the state park isn’t for you, the Bayou Arts Center is a short distance away and is a unique venue for various activities such as dance classes, art exhibits, yoga classes, birthday parties, and workshops. Yummy gourmet restaurants are abundant throughout Santa Rosa Beach, as are shopping spots. In addition to the many shops in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Santa Rosa Beach also has vibrant marketplaces, upscale outlets, and shopping centers, quaint beach and souvenir shops, trendy boutiques, and more! After a day of shopping, treat yourself at one of Santa Rosa Beach’s luxurious spas, from small family-owned holistic studios to full-service day spas, Santa Rosa Beach’s spas are the perfect place to unwind and relax while surrounded by the beauty of Santa Rosa.
Santa Rosa Beach also offers quality resorts, hotels, and properties. Whether you want to be in the middle of the art scene of Santa Rosa; have a vacation home with a full ocean view, or stay at a deluxe beachside resort, Santa Rosa Beach is the place to go!