Idyllic Seaside Vacationing at Santa Rosa Beach, Florida curated by Kayla Zimmerman | Fora Travel

Idyllic Seaside Vacationing at Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

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Advisor - Idyllic Seaside Vacationing at Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Curator’s statement

Santa Rosa Beach is a perfect little seaside town with delicious and organic food options and plenty of outdoor activity. You can come here both with your family or on a girls' weekend getaway. No matter the pretense, this part of Florida is a true gem hiding away from the glitz and glamor of Miami and Palm Beach.

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Things to do

Idyllic Seaside Vacationing at Santa Rosa Beach, Florida - Things to do

When you take a vacation to Santa Rosa Beach the ideal activity is, naturally, the beach. You can do just about anything on the beach from lounging to renting kayaks and paddleboards to even setting up an evening bonfire. It’s your righteous backyard. 

Seaside town is perfect for daytime if you want a break from the beach. Everything is located within walking distance whether you want to go for coffee, lunch or shopping. Go to Modica Market, get the to-go mimosas and walk around Seaside! Not into mimosas? Get a frose from B.F.F.

Get fresh seafood from Goatfeathers Seafood Market and cook at home. You can also bike down to the Seaside Farmers Market on Saturday or the Farmer's Market in Rosemary Beach on Sunday. Indulge in healthy eating and seaside vacationing in Santa Rosa Beach.

Eat & drink

Idyllic Seaside Vacationing at Santa Rosa Beach, Florida - Eat & drink

The Perfect Pig:  This gourmet Southern spot serves delicious breakfast. 

Black Bear Bread Co: A Parisian-style bakery with yummy baked goods.  

Amavida Coffee: Specialty coffee house to dine-in and take to-go.  

George’s at Alys Beach: An upscale, casual restaurant bringing regional coastal flair infused with global flavors.   

Chiringo: This surfer cafe serves Spanish-style bites in a laid back atmosphere.  

Shunk Gulley Oyster: Looking for a seafood spot? This restaurant serves some of the best oysters in town. And while you’re at it make sure to check out the upstairs terrace. 

Cowgirl Kitchen: Come here for pizza and picnic baskets to snack on all day.   

The Taco Bar: Tacos for the win at this local spot!

Red Bar: A must-visit with a fun atmosphere, great food and drinks. 

Pescado: Go here for the amazing views from their rooftop restaurant. 

Vue on 30a: Great for a nicer dinner – one of the few restaurants directly on the beach. 

Old Florida Fish House: Come here for the sushi and stay for the dueling pianos at night.

The Bay: Great place to watch the sunset directly on the bay. 

Bud and Alley's: Come out here for happy hour. 

The Pearl Hotel: Go up to the rooftop for sunset and drinks.

Advisor - Kayla Zimmerman

A note from Kayla

30A is a collection of small, unique, beautiful Florida beach towns nestled quietly between the much busier areas of Panama City and Destin along County Road 30A. Within this area, you’ll find the beach communities of Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Alys and Grayton.

Advisor - Kayla Zimmerman

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