Gulf Coast Gem: Rosemary Beach, Florida
Drive along the two lane county road that links Florida’s Gulf Coast beach communities between Destin and Panama City and it’s easy to come to the conclusion that the various resort towns are interchangeable. Visit Rosemary Beach and you’ll realize you were wrong.
Composed of several small neighborhoods woven together by meticulously landscaped lanes, sand paths and old-fashioned boardwalks, Rosemary Beach features both year round private homes and seasonal rental properties.
The eclectic cottages and shops draw their architectural inspiration from the Caribbean and West Indies. Deep eaves provide shade from the afternoon sun and high ceilings draw in gulf breezes. Gardens, courtyards, and shuttered sleeping porches provide peaceful places to enjoy the outdoors.
Of course, the Gulf’s sandy shores or one of the three amazing pools are the best places to enjoy the sunshine.
Worried about where to find beach gear? Residents and renters enjoy online concierge service, allowing advance booking for everything from beach umbrellas to dinner reservations or deep-sea fishing trips and golf tee times.
The 107-acre enclave is best explored at a leisurely pace and most pedestrian and bicycle friendly roads eventually lead to the gorgeous white sand beaches. But should you run out of sun tan lotion, the shop-lined Town Center is only a five-minute walk from most points.
To Learn More: For rental and real estate opportunities go to www.rosemarybeach.com.
Photos courtesy of Rosemary Beach.