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About Rosemary Beach

The small town of Rosemary Beach in northwest Florida is a popular family vacation spot, and with its white sandy beach, seafood restaurants and independent boutiques, it’s easy to see why.

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About Rosemary Beach

A purpose-built community founded in 1995, Rosemary Beach still has a traditional, romantic small town feel that draws visitors year after year. With an average of 229 sunny days a year, you’re guaranteed a relaxing beach break here. If you’re wondering when to go, July is the most popular month, especially if you’re planning on spending your days on the beach.

You’re within easy driving distance of Seagrove Beach and Grayton Beach – the former has a serene, calm cove for swimming and relaxing, with plenty of restaurants and cafes offering outdoor dining with spectacular ocean views.

Whether you’re coming here for the shopping, the beach or simply to relax, make sure you sample some of Northwest Florida’s seafood – it’s said to be amongst the best in the world! You’ll find redfish, oysters and crab on the menu at many restaurants in Rosemary Beach.

What to do in Rosemary Beach

Despite its small size, there are plenty of art galleries and spaces in the town to explore. Check out Curate for work by local artists, Sea Contemporary Art Space, or Tommy Crow Studios with its fine art photography gallery.

After a morning soaking up some art and culture, how about a spot of shopping? The Hidden Lantern Bookstore has over 12,000 titles, so you’re sure to find your perfect beach read. The town center is packed with independent stores and clothing boutiques.

Families can rent bikes or tandems, with accessories like kids’ trailers available – the traffic here is quiet, so this is a great way to explore the area together or let older kids enjoy some freedom.

You’ll find plenty of family-friendly dining options in Rosemary Beach too – check out some of the beachfront cafes for a delicious brunch, or pick up picnic provisions at the shops in town.

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It’s just a short drive to Northwest Florida International Airport (around 25 minutes), while Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is also just over an hour’s drive away, with flights to over 50 destinations.

The beach here is clean, calm and the waters are pristine – it’s an ideal spot for families. Away from the beach you’ll also find four swimming pools, perfect for those with younger children.

Don’t miss out on an afternoon at some of the beachfront spas in the town where you can relax with a massage or other treatments after a day of shopping and exploring.

Sunny, safe and family-friendly, it’s easy to see why Rosemary Beach is such a popular destination in northwest Florida. Browse FlipKey’s range of seafront condos and beach houses today and you’re sure to find your perfect vacation rental!