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Why You Should Visit Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach, founded in 1910, was named in the top 5 of Travel and Leisure’s “America’s Favorite Towns.”    What’s so special about Santa Rosa?  The combination of old and new as well as the beautiful scenery. Here are some things you can do when you visit one of our amazing hotels or resorts in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Food and Fun

You’ll find there’s a lot to do around Santa Rosa Beach and many sights to see. You could easily enjoy your whole vacation by just enjoying our lovely beaches. If you’re looking for some sightseeing, though, here are some ideas.

Destin Harbor Boardwalk

The Destin Harbor Boardwalk provides access to the waterfront, amazing restaurants, and lots of water activities.  This boardwalk was designed so visitors could quickly see all that Destin has to offer.

The Air Force Armament Museum

Located in Eglin, the Air Force Armament Museum has fighter jets and even the SR-71 blackbird.  It’s a tribute to American ingenuity, not to mention that fighter jets are amazing. You can see bomb from WWII all the way to more modern bombs and see how they’ve changed.

Enjoy nature

You can certainly enjoy the natural beauty of Santa Rosa Just by visiting the beach. Rent a paddle board or kayak and experience the turquoise water up close. Beyond the white sand beach alone, there are some lovely natural places to visit in Santa Rosa, Florida.

Point Washington State Forest

This 15,000-acre preserve has an extensive trail system through the lush forest. The trails are suitable for hiking and biking. The three main trails give you a choice of how far you want to go. With choices of a 3.5, 5, or 10-mile loop you can decided how much nature you’re up to seeing.  You can even rent a bike for your stay in Santa Rosa.

You can camp overnight at the Eastern Lake Campground which has 4 primitive campsites. Call (850) 373-1801 to reserve a campsite.

Henderson Beach State Park

If you’re looking for a place to take the kids, and pets, this park has what you need. The first stop on the nature trail is a playground. There are also pavilions for picnicking and grilling. The Henderson Beach is also A.D.A. accessible. It’s truly a place to take the whole family.

The nature trail provides a look at some rare sights including the coastal dune eco-system.   Other natural features include dune rosemary and sand pines.

Boardwalks in the park will take you to the beach for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing.

Creating Memories

When you’re ready to get out on the water you can rent a kayak or paddle board. You can tour the sites around Santa Rosa Beach on a bike. You can even enjoy a hassle-free beach bonfire, permit and s’mores included. Here in Santa Rosa Beach, we want our visitors to have the time of their lives so they’ll keep coming back. You probably won’t want to leave.