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Rosemary Beach

78 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
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Type: Resort Communities, Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Walking
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Owner description: Rosemary Beach is a neo-traditional town located on northwest Florida's gulf coast, between Panama City and Destin, at the eastern end of Scenic Route 30A. Easily accessible by air or by car, the town is a 30-minute drive from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and a one-hour drive from the Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Airport. The Rosemary Beach Land Company and President Patrick Bienvenue had a vision they wanted to share with the world. In 1995, that vision became a reality and Rosemary Beach was born. Rosemary Beach Land Company’s development plan is founded in the principles of New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Development. Inspired by other classic beach towns, the 107-acre, gulf-front town of Rosemary Beach was designed to bring back the notions of community, neighborhood and convenience. In other words, this slice of heaven on earth offers residents the opportunity to live and work in paradise. In their search for paradise, people often travel to the far corners of the earth, only to come up empty-handed. In reality, paradise is a lot closer than most people think. Long stretches of pristine beaches made up of the brightest of white sands. Refreshing breezes blowing off the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The peace and tranquility of gently lapping surf, singing gulls and sandpipers. These are things that have been quietly awaiting discovery in a section of Florida's panhandle. These are the ingredients that make up the town Rosemary Beach--paradise found.Residents of Rosemary Beach are lucky to not only live and work here, but also to have the opportunity to play here. When work is finished and the rest of the errands can wait, Rosemary Beach is the perfect location for a vacation. Mild year-round temperatures, yet still a change of season; spectacular beaches free from crowds; the natural beauty of a beach-side destination located on a designated scenic road; aesthetically-pleasing architecture and award-winning, expertly-designed layout; convenient and quaint town center, amenities such as tennis courts, pools, dune walkovers to the beach and lots of green areas in which to relax; these are the qualities of the new paradise of Rosemary Beach.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

perfect retreat from any city above the Mason Dixon Line. Must visit the Pearl in Rosemary Beach for a Hemingway and to sit with Amanda at the piano.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful setting. We rented a house in the area and loved the beach at Rosemary. Somewhat difficult to get to with our beach passes from the north side accommodations we rented, many areas are gated.

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Huffman, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love Rosemary Beach. The beaches are beautiful. The shops are nice but close early. It is a very upscale area and very quaint

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A seaside collection of overpriced clothing stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Fun to look but prices over the top. Great area for riding a bike for miles. The beach -- sand, water, view get an A+++

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Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stopped at Rosemary Beach for something to do on the way to the airport. The weather was lovely so it was an enjoyable place to just stroll around town, take in the sites, shop a bit, and grab a bite to eat. It was a Sunday and there was a small farmer's market set up which was nice. Too... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was our first visit to Rosemary beach and it was fantastic. The surrounding community is so beautiful. It looks like you are in a European town and then you can walk to the most beautiful beaches. We loved everything about Rosemary Beach and we plan to return soon!

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Top Contributor
299 reviews 299 reviews
59 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Like ALL of the beaches of this section of the panhandle, turquoise waters, sugar-like sand, safe and friendly beachgoers. Great place to spend a day ... or more.

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Washington, DC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Headline really says it all. This is one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere, with sparkling turquoise water and soft, powdery sand that has a unique hue -- sort of a light peach color. It's completely unspoiled, too. Not a tacky vendor or shop anywhere in sight -- just that spectacular water and sand. It is a completely relaxing beach,... More

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Panama City, Florida
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796 reviews 796 reviews
257 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Perfectly located along the 20 miles 30A bikepath, we love stopping here for the Farmer's Market held year-round on Sundays, 9am-1pm. They also have it on Thursdays (Memorial Day-Labor Day) from 9am-1pm. It sits under the shade of trees and off the road so it is easy walking. I guarantee you will find something tasty to buy. Parking can be... More

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Gorgeous! Quaint, quiet, for the most part, the architecture in the homes overlooking this stunning ocean...perfect

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