Explore Santa Rosa Beach
Santa Rosa Beach HotelsWhether your perfect vacation plays out to a soundtrack of swishing golf clubs, gentle waves rolling ashore, or twigs crunching under hiking boots – Santa Rosa Beach always hits the right notes. The area’s natural beauty means it serves as a muse for artist communes, and you can’t help but feel the inspiration that’s thick in the air as you walk along the white sandy coastline. The art doesn’t stop on the canvas, either - you’ll also find delicious culinary treats, like fish tacos and grilled squid seasoned with coarse salt and pepper, at quaint coast side restaurants.Things to seeSanta Rosa Beach's seaside is a heavenly strip of pearl-white sand and turquoise ocean. Lounge on sparsely populated beaches, feeling the tiny grains of soft, powdery sand running between your fingers, before paddling and splashing out into the warm waves. You may even be able to detect the bark-like sound of pelicans chirping from the water, as you stroll along the shore, or cycle along the smooth network of intertwining paths. If you want to try a new sun-soaking spot, head to Sandgrove beach - where you can learn sand sculpting, feel the achievement of finally standing up on your surfboard, or collect pretty shells from the shallow water. For a beach-side experience that’s a little wilder, explore Grayson Beach State Park, where smoothly undulating sand dunes rise above dark green scrub oaks, which blow gently in the breeze. Wade out to fish in the ocean, or relax on a coniferous-tree surrounded beach, where you can breathe in the scent of pine forest mixing with salty ocean air. Hotels in
Santa Rosa BeachWhether you want the opulence of a quality beach hotel, or would prefer to barbeque under the moon's glow before retreating to a beachside wooden cabin, you’ll be well catered for by Santa Rosa Beach. If you're taking the luxury option, get ready to sip champagne as you bask in the afterglow of an effective, deep tissue massage from a sumptuous spa. If the 1-minute walk from your Santa Rosa Beach hotel room to the beach sounds a little too taxing, lounge lazily by your hotel's sun flecked swimming pool - on outdoor beds and sun chairs - instead. Santa Rosa Beach can offer a happy medium between the top hotels and the wooden cabins, with mid-range options offering relatively large rooms, WiFi access, and staff who are delighted to share their local tips. Where to stayFind inspiration by staying in Santa Rosa Beach town center, where eccentric shops offer seashell encrusted dresses, and cool cafes where you can shelter from the sun. Hotels are dotted all along South Walton Beaches, offering gorgeous views of pink tinted clouds as the sun sets. Nearby Gulf Place is an artist’s commune, and here you can pick up a unique, thickly painted, original of the sun settling over Santa Rosa’s beach, or even take lessons to help you create your own masterpieces. How to get to Santa Rosa BeachSwoop in over the gleaming coastline to land at one of several airports in the area. Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is the closest, but Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport is better served by other airports in the US. Flights from the colossal Miami and Orlando international airports can welcome visitors from further afield, with the drive from Orlando taking around 5.5 hours.