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Rosemary Beach

78 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
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Type: Beaches, Resort Communities
Activities: Swimming, Walking
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage
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Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a beach where you can rent an umbrella and chairs this would be a good place. There is a solid wall of them for what seemed like hundreds of yards. If you're looking for a place where you can see the water and watch your kids in the water without having to rent an umbrella... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The problem with this place is it lacks decent restaurants. It is also not a good place if you want to stay somewhere with panoramic oceanfront views. It's also overrun with trendy suburbanites. I would recommend Navarre Beach instead or somewhere else outside of Destin. This place is too congested and expensive.

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We "discovered" Rosemary Beach last year while we were driving around after dinner. We immediately fell in love and spent the next day in the area with our 3 children. I noticed it's a little more crowded this year, but that could be because we went the week after the 4th of July. It's definitely not as crowded as Seaside... More

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Cartersville, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My entire family stayed at Rosemary Beach the week of the 4th. We stayed across the street from the beach side. It was not too far to walk to the beach. We loved having bikes. The community is pretty flat, and you can easily ride anywhere you want to go. The water was gorgeous almost every day we were there.... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Trading company has poor selection. It's not as charming as last year. Had great merchandise-- no more. Bikes are in terrible shape.....what was available. Don't know what happened. Much different than last few years

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife, 2 daughters (14, 13) and I spent a week at Rosemary Beach. Quick walk to the beach, nice pools, close to grocery store ( we rented a condo), nice restaurants, outdoor concerts and nice safe feel for a family. My daughters walked back to the Condo by themselves and I was very comfortable. We were in the car... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you want to relax on your vacation, this is not the place. If you like the BEEP, BEEP, BEEP of backing construction trucks at 7am this is the place to go. If you want to ride your bike and dodge trucks delivering lumber, bulldozers and excavators, this is the place to go. And if the construction crews don't wake... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Its a nice area that is well maintained. There are multiple very expensive stores and restaurants. If you like beach vacations, you'll probably like it.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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135 reviews 135 reviews
35 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The town is designed for walking/biking. No matter where you are, you are at most a 5 minute walk to where ever you are going. So park the car and forget it. Plenty of restaurants although on the expensive side. Every night there is some kids activity in the green. Sundays and Thursdays there is a Farmer's Market. Beach has... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Rosemary Beach is one of the prettiest beaches in the United States! The water is emerald green and clear and the sand is soft like powder. I live in jacksonville, fl and our beaches are beautiful but the Emerald Coast takes the cake! This was our first time to Rosemary Beach and we are already making arrangements to return next... More

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