Santa Rosa Beach

White sand beach
4483 Co RD 30-A W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, USA
36 miles from Panama City Beach, FL
Cleanliness
Water quality
Crowded
Impressions
Overall
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Pets not allowed on the beach (unless you are a resident)

One of the nicest beaches on the west side of Florida and much less chaotic than Destin beaches. Free parking is available, but hard to find if coming in late. The views are beautiful and the area is rather quiet since there are no big hotels around. 

Dogs are not allowed unless you are a resident and it's later than 3 PM, but there's a dog-friendly park nearby.

Pay attention to the flags – yellow flags mean rip currents, which can be dangerous, especially for small children. 

Unfortunately, the number of residential areas decreased the beach size – there are no trespassing signs everywhere!

Shops and restaurants available across the street. We very much enjoyed local ice cream.

What we loved

  • Crystal-clear water
  • Powdery white sand
  • Great landscaping (no tall buildings in the area)

Driving time

  • 50 minutes from Panama City Beach, FL
  • 1 hour 35 minutes from Pensacola, FL
  • 2 hours 20 minutes from Mobile, AL

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Santa Rosa Beach which you can visit:

Beach reviewed by:
Vera
Photos from Google Maps
Seashell on the beachBlue sky, turquoise sea and white sandPeople on the beachCrystal clear blue waterKids playing in waterSanta Rosa BeachfrontSanta Rosa Sunset
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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 4483 Co RD 30-A W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: April 21, 2020