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“Wonderful Beaches” 5 of 5 stars
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Rosemary Beach
78 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
866-655-2912
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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: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Pike Road, AL
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“Wonderful Beaches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

You can walk to everything, most people bike. The shopping is elegant and relaxed, the atmosphere is beach chic, and you will never want to leave. The party is east of here - come here to have a wonderful beach vacation with friends, family, or the girls. It is simply perfect.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“what a great beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

what a great destination. family friendly. lots of kids of all ages. great walking trails. rent a bike for the week. lots of restaurants, shopping. beach is fabulous.

Visited March 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This community on the beach is so beautiful! The architecture is so wonderful to look at! It's contemporary, yet beachy. The centers are so well thought out. Lots of restaurants, lots to do and entertainment at night in the square. And the beach! Gorgeous! I don't think I can stay anywhere else now.

Visited March 2015
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West Frankfort, Illinois
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“Nice community”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We toured this community during a bike ride. We didn't stay here but really enjoyed our visit. The beach was sugar sand. The water was emerald green. The most intriguing part of our visit was the picturesque neighborhood. Kids, bikes, shops, families, outdoor cafes... it all carried the feel of a Charles Dickens novel meets a Norman Rockwell photograph!

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“Best town in 30A”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

When planning our vacation to this coast, we never realized that each town could be so different. We are glad that we happened to choose Rosemary Beach instead of the more developed areas. We drove to other cute towns that were quite nice, but this one had a unique charm. We ate at the tapas restaurant La Crema and rented bicycles. The beach was deserted since it was chilly but that made it even more enchanting. The houses are similar, but also have unique touches. Great place to relax.

Visited March 2015
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