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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: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
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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 NEW

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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260 reviews 260 reviews
51 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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787 reviews 787 reviews
255 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 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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Top Contributor
371 reviews 371 reviews
10 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Rosemary Beach was established in 1995 and is a very upscale beach community and resort.The village has nice shops and restaurants.You can rent bikes and or walk all over the area.The beach is white sand and clear water.The zoning is strict so all of the homes are well kept and very charming.This is a very upscale area and not honky... More

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Georgetown, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place to take the family. Rented an 8 bedroom house in a gated area next to the beach. Came with a golf cart, bicycles, chairs at the beach with umbrellas, arcade, private pool, walking distance to Restaraunts. Temperature was in the High 80s and low 90s in August this year. Water was very calm at the beach. We also... More

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Panama City Beach, Fl
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Very enjoyable and the kids had a great time!! Very convenient for eating and visiting with friends and family.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A beautiful place to visit. Everything is very convenient. It is however, VERY crowded in the summer months. We can deal with the crowds but hard to deal with children riding bikes down the middle of the narrow roads ( where cars are parked on either side) and not yielding to cars crossing at intersections! Parents, PLEASE talk to your... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A must stop if you are vacationing anywhere near the beaches of SoWal. Great food options, shops, bike rentals or just hanging out. The architecture of the homes in this community are quite unique and that's what makes visiting along Highway 30-A so much fun. Sometimes you will see "Cruise Ins", a weekend market and other activities. You won't be... More

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