Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Other areas nearby to Mexico Beach:

Recent Mexico Beach reviews

  • its a nice house and the owner was helpfull

    "The description was accurate, and the owner was pleasant, and very helpful.the house was clean and locals were nice.Its a nice family atmosphere.I will return next year with my daughter.I would recommend this to anyone. Patrick C."
    Guest: Patrick C. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
    View listing
  • Great Getaway!!!

    "Stayed here with my hubby and our kids (14 & 8) for a week in August. We had an amazing time! The house had everything we needed, I loved the private back yard where my youngest one could play and I could relax knowing she couldn't go anywhere. The house was spacious and open, the a/c worked great. Plenty of towels, blankets, cookware and eatery. The beach really is only a minute walk! The beach was gorgeous and almost completely ours the entire week!! Although it's public there is no need to worry about it being crowded. We went on the pier several times and chatted with the local fisherman, they were all nice and eager to let my daughter see and touch their daily catch. Oh! Tommy T 's on the corner has great ice cream, we walked there several times. The location is great, it's centered between St Joseph state park and Panama City."
    Guest: Rosie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
    View listing
  • Great place for children

    "We rented this property for a week and took our children and grandchildren. It is wonderful for little ones because even when the weather was too cool for them, they played out on the deck areas. They loved being right on the water. The living arrangement is convenient and comfortable. We will rent this again."
    Guest: Ruth H. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
    View listing
  • Perfect Month

    "If I could live anywhere on the beach this would be it. The unit is really roomy and set up for living and the view is absolutely incredible! You can take a nap on the couch and wake up in time to watch the sunset without even having to sit up! It stormed one night with lots of lightning and I could lie in bed and watch the whole show. We stayed for the entire month and really felt at home. The kitchen is very well equipped - even a crockpot. Wi-Fi is easy and fast and cable has all you need. Toucan's, Killer Seafood and Gulf Foods are within walking distance and Mexico Beach is a great central location for everything you might want to do. Panama City Beach is about 45 minutes away and offers Pier Park Mall with its shops, restaurants and movie theater if you need a little more action. We also went to Gulf World Marine Park there and enjoyed it. If you have time, you can rent bikes or kayaks on Cape San Blas (we used Happy Ours) and definitely eat at Indian Pass Raw Bar. Port St Joe has the marina if you like to fish and good food. We really enjoyed Sunset Coastal Grill and Joe Mama's Pizza is really good pizza and the salad is super. We made the trip to St. George Island twice and will go back again next year. The shelling is great there as well as on Crooked Island and the Mexico Beach Public Beach right across the street from the condo is hard to beat. Apalachicola is another one of our favorites. Up the Creek and Boss Oysters are both right on the water and the oysters are great if you like them. One of our favorite places there is the Tap Room next to the Owl Cafe. Great atmosphere and you can enjoy the local brews and have one of the best hamburgers ever! I cannot say enough good things about Mexico Beach or Beach Destiny - hope to spend lots of years coming back."
    Guest: Vicki S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 30, 2014
    View listing

Mexico Beach Travel Tips

Mexico Beach is a small coastal community located 20 miles east of Panama City Beach along the Florida Panhandle on the "Forgotten Coast." It's a serene destination on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and offers the small-town atmosphere you're looking for in a relaxing tropical getaway. Mexico Beach is considered a "secret" vacation spot among families and some have been coming here for generations.

Nature's beauty is preserved and the beaches are full of life in Mexico Beach. Visitors can head out for some shopping or dining and hike through parks and conservancies during their stay. If you want to see the dolphins play at sunset, Mexico Beach is the place to do it. The most favorite pasttime among visitors and locals is swimming in the clear waters.

Mexico Beach Attractions

Beaches: Some of the best beaches in the country are found in Mexico Beach. The sand is made up of nearly 12 different materials and contains quartz crystals. There are no rivers that flow through Mexico Beach so the sand is pure and white, and since it's reflective it doesn't get hot during the summer. Visitors to Mexico Beach get to enjoy 5 miles of the coastline with plenty of public beach access. If you're lucky, you may even get to see a sea turtle. Five endangered species venture onto the shore in Mexico Beach to create nests for their eggs.

Diving: There's easy access to several dive sites off of the coast of Mexico Beach that are perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling and spearfishing. Visitors will enjoy the beauty of the natural and artificial reefs as well as the shipwreck sites. The Empire Mica is a wreck site that will give divers a world-class experience in 105 feet of water. There's also the lumber ship Vamar, which lies 27 feet below the surface near the Bell Shoal area. It's accessible by scuba divers and snorkelers, and is even visible from the surface.

Things to Do in Mexico Beach

Dining: You'll find everything you could want to eat in Mexico Beach. From mom-and-pop eateries to restaurants featuring live entertainment, everyone in the family will find a new favorite food. You can grab fresh seafood from the Fish House Restaurant, Gourmet by the Bay, Killer Seafood or Regan's Pub and Oyster Bar. Or you can choose to relax at Caribbean Coffee, Graba Java Internet Cafe or Sharon's Cafe.

Shopping: If you're looking for a place to shop 'til you drop, head to stores along Highway 98. There's a wide variety of offerings such as gifts and souvenirs as well as other little stores tucked away in motels and restaurants. You can find gifts at Beachwalk Beachwear and Giftware, Frost Pottery Garden and Gift and The Grove.

Fishing: There are more than 125 artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, which make for one amazing fishing trip. Whether you want to hit the water along the coast or head out for some deep sea fishing, you're guaranteed to have a good time in Mexico Beach. There are three bays for launching and many of the charter boats in this coastal town offer inshore or offshore trips that include your gear and license. Some of the species found at Mexico Beach include king and Spanish mackerel, grouper, red and black snapper, mahi mahi, pompani, speckled trout and redfish.

Sponsored Advertisement