On the scenic Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle lies Blue Mountain Beach, an unforgettable and often overlooked Florida vacation destination. Within easy reach of busier destinations like Seagrove and Sunset Beach, Blue Mountain Beach offers long strips of endless, tranquil white sand, blue waves, and gently swaying palm trees. It also offers plenty of exciting and memorable vacation activities for the whole family. The best way to get the most out of your Blue Mountain Beach experience is by staying in a vacation rental. A private condo, summer house, or ocean villa offers the space you need to store your beach gear and the amenities you need to relax in style.
Spend your mornings downtown enjoying the world class spas, shopping areas, champion caliber golf courses, and fun activities for kids. In the afternoon, go fishing, snorkeling, sailing, or listen to live music at Blue Mountain Beach's fun annual festivals. At the end of the day, go home to your condo or summer house rental and host a barbeque or campfire on the beach.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your trip:
-Go dolphin watching: Charter tours are available that can take you into dolphin territory where you will encounter these playful creatures in their natural habitat.
-Go deep sea fishing: Many deep sea fishing excursions leave the harbor at sunrise and offer experienced guides and all the equipment you need to pursue big fish like tarpaulin and grouper.
-Go snorkeling and scuba diving: The reef and wreck ecosystems off the coast of Blue Mountain offer some of the best diving in the Florida panhandle.
-Rent a bicycle: Rent a bicycle and pedal along the scenic boardwalk, or pack a picnic lunch and explore the trails of local state parks.
-Play on the beach: Blue Mountain Beaches are uncrowded and beautiful during all four seasons of the year. Swim, watch the sailboats, or just lie in the sun with a good book and relax.
-Take a surfing lesson: The calm glassy waves of Blue Mountain Beach are a great place to learn how to surf.
You'll never run out of fun things to do along the boardwalk and sandy shores of Blue Mountain Beach. Be prepared to relax, unwind, explore local museums and lighthouses, and make great vacation memories. While you're here, be sure to explore other nearby vacation spots along the Florida coast as well.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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