Located in South Walton—roughly in between Panama City and Destin on Florida’s scenic coastal route, 30A—Rosemary Beach’s perfect white sand and clear turquoise waters are as close to the Caribbean as Florida comes. Unless there’s a storm a brewing, the Gulf of Mexico waters are delightfully calm and very nearly lake-like, making the beach a favorite for families with young children as well as those who love paddleboarding and kayaking (you can rent gear nearby). And classic Gulf of Mexico sunsets, as you might imagine, are another Rosemary Beach specialty.
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Rosemary Beach in Florida is one of the relaxed areas along 30A that bumps up to white sands, blue-green water and beautiful sunsets. Rent a paddle board or a kayak and take advantage of the calm Gulf waters.
The sunsets along the Gulf have a bit of a cult following. When it's time for the sun to go down, one will find people with their toes in the white sand and a cocktail in hand. The relaxation is almost palpable.