Santa Rosa Beach

White sand beach
3998 E County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, USA (29 miles from Panama City Beach, FL)
Cleanliness
Water quality
Crowded
Impressions
Overall

Beach amenities

  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ToiletsPublic restrooms nearby
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty

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 3PM, but there's a dog-friendly park nearby.

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

Unfortunately, the amount 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)
Tripadvisor score
2009 Santa Rosa BeachSanta Rosa BeachfrontSanta Rosa Sunset

Santa Rosa Beach videos

DESTIN / SANTA ROSA BEACH 2015
Drone video of the beach
Santa Rosa Beach Florida Vacation
A funny vlog video

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast
How to get there
The beach is located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
3998 E County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, USA (Open on Google Maps)
Santa Rosa Beach
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Santa Rosa Beach reviews and photos
Photos and descriptions belong to their authors
Santa Rosa Beach photo by 30A 10K
27.12.2018
30A 10K
It's never too cold for a beach run.. Literally, it's always the perfect temp.
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Robert Nehin
27.11.2018
Robert Nehin
Sunset 112618 Santa Rosa Beach Florida
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Grace Holmes
30.11.2018
Grace Holmes
miss you kiss you
Santa Rosa Beach photo by 30A Beaches
05.12.2018
30A Beaches
Another day in paradise 💙
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Sunrise Chair Co.
26.11.2018
Sunrise Chair Co.
"Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature's simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard."- Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Sarah Kate
19.11.2018
Sarah Kate
I love a beach sunset 🌅
Santa Rosa Beach photo by paige palmer
16.11.2018
paige palmer
my favorite little person turned double digits today!!
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Brooks Wilmoth
03.09.2018
Brooks Wilmoth
I still can’t believe I get to marry this girl!
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Abbie Hogue
16.10.2018
Abbie Hogue
The most refreshing, FUN weekend with my adventure partnaaa! 🐋🐬
Santa Rosa Beach photo by mags ✰
29.10.2018
mags ✰
the beach is always a good idea :-)
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Nikole | The Travel Palate
04.12.2018
Nikole | The Travel Palate
I hope you like these sunset pics I've been sharing with you?? I also hope you get the chance to visit this part of Florida-it's pretty awesome!
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Tábata Bicalho
19.11.2018
Tábata Bicalho
Happy Monday to you, too! 🏖
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Jill Baker
24.11.2018
Jill Baker
Perfect Saturday: 70 degrees and listening to this crazy MI football game on the beach. 💛💙
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Crystal Shawn
04.11.2018
Crystal Shawn
Swam the afternoon away, even the clouds couldn’t keep me out. Tony and I were the only two out there that weren’t kids 😆. The boogie boarding was pretty awesome actually
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Matt McGuire
05.10.2018
Matt McGuire
Some days are just meant to be beach days 🌞 I mean... everyday is meant to be a beach day!
Santa Rosa Beach photo by
10.10.2018
sun & sea, you and me ☼♥︎
Santa Rosa Beach photo by L I L L ★
05.10.2018
L I L L ★
Shilly sells sea shells by the sea shore
Santa Rosa Beach photo by Katie Filipkowski
15.10.2018
Katie Filipkowski
hurricane michael has nothing on us🌊
Santa Rosa Beach photo by 30A
15.10.2018
30A
Sundown!